The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the co-organisers of the famous Ball Drop, offer HD satellite and fiber feeds of the celebration from Times Square, New York.
Free satellite feeds also include behind-the-scenes preparations leading up to the big night on December 26 (Numeral Installation atop One Times Square), December 27 (Crystal Installation), December 28 (Good Riddance Day), December 29 (Confetti Test) and December 30 (Ball Test and Balloon Preparation). New for the 2020 celebration is the offering of social media-ready content of these preparations, including photos and short videos with background music and captions.
The 12/31 live feeds are clean and uninterrupted with no bug or logo. They are available free of charge to domestic and international media organisations and will feature exclusive panoramic views from proprietary camera locations with the ambient and natural sounds of the revelers, showcasing the lighting and raising of the famous New Year’s Ball, hourly countdowns, musical performances (performers TBA in December) and of course, the famous Ball Drop at midnight.
Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the “2020” numerals atop of One Times Square; the assembly and lighting of the New Year’s Eve Ball; Good Riddance Day; Confetti Test; the Wishing Wall and other preparations.
Pre-event coverage will be available via download, featuring 16 x 9 HD broadcast quality video, B-Roll footage (encoded as H.264), broadcast and web quality pre-packaged EPKs, social media shareables, photos and press releases.
Video content will be uploaded mid-afternoon or evening (EST) on the following dates: December 3 (Wishing Wall), December 11 (Numeral Arrival), December 26 (Numeral Installation atop One Times Square), December 27 (Crystal Installation), December 28 (Good Riddance Day), December 29 (Confetti Test) and December 30 (Ball Test and Balloon Preparation).
New for 2020, the event will be providing social media-ready content for media outlets, webmasters, bloggers and influencers including photos and short videos with background music and captions. #BallDrop @TimesSquareNYC (Facebook) @TimesSquareNYC (Instagram) @TimesSquareNYC (Twitter)
Download information and links can be found here.