The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment will once again offer free satellite feeds of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, New York. The feeds will be made available to domestic and international television outlets, in addition to mobile phone TV providers, IPTV, vlogs and user generated content sites. And this year for […]
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment will once again offer free satellite feeds of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, New York.
The feeds will be made available to domestic and international television outlets, in addition to mobile phone TV providers, IPTV, vlogs and user generated content sites.
And this year for the first time, domestic broadcasters will have access to a satellite feed of high-definition video.
The feeds will feature complete coverage of the festivities — including exclusive panoramic views of Times Square and the giant crystal New Year’s Eve Ball from proprietary locations on rooftops and the street; ambient and natural sounds of the revelers; and the traditional ball lowering at midnight EST.
In addition to live New Year’s Eve feeds, a B-Roll package feed on Dec. 28 will feature a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of Times Square New Year’s Eve, including the arrival and installation of the “2010” sign at the top of One Times Square; the assembly and testing of the giant crystal New Year’s Eve Ball; and other preparations for the festivities.
These clean, uninterrupted feeds will be provided free on a non-exclusive basis solely for use in creating television programming relating to the event.
For satellite coordinates/feed information, click here.
In addition to the free satellite feed, the Alliance has partnered with Livestream for the first time to offer a new, international six-and-a-half hour Web event. From 5:50 p.m. ET, Dec. 31 to 12:20 a.m. ET, Jan. 1, four co-hosts will cover all of the action in Times Square, including the hourly countdowns, ball raising ceremony, stage performances and special guests. The program will stream live at TimesSquareNYC.org and Livestream.com/2010.
In addition to the live stream, the event organizers are offering a free, non-commercial widget of varying sizes for bloggers, webmasters and digital media outlets to embed on their sites. The widget will feature the Livestream video player streaming the Times Square festivities and programming, as well as related social media tools.
Additional information about the free widget, including the sizes and embedding codes, and live web event is available by clicking here.