It’s that time of year again – 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. EDITOR’S NOTE – For this year’s story click here for up-to-date information. The feeds will be made available free of charge to domestic and international television outlets, in addition to mobile phone TV providers, IPTV, blogs and user generated content sites.
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 December 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.
For websites and blogs, there will be a dedicated Times Square 2011 live webcast, for which a special widget is available.
These clean, uninterrupted feeds will be provided free of charge to cable operators and networks on a non-exclusive basis solely for use in creating television programming relating to the event. For satellite coordinates/feed information, go to this website, which has all of the relevant details.