It’s that time of year again – the Times Square Alliance 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 main feed offers live coverage of the Times Square 2011 festivities with panoramic views of Times Square and the giant crystal New Year’s Eve Ball from camera locations and the ambient and natural sounds of the revelers, including hourly countdowns to midnight, the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball, interactive activities with the revelers, live musical performances and a special guest at midnight. This clean, uninterrupted feed will be provided free of charge to media organizations around the world on a non-exclusive basis solely for their use in creating television programming relating to the event.
On Tuesday, December 28 there will be a second feed with pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the “2011” 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.
For satellite coordinates/feed information, go to this website, which has all of the relevant details.