[SatNews] The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are, once again, offering free HD satellite feeds of the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square, New York.
The clean, uninterrupted feeds are available free of charge to domestic and international television outlets. Satellite coordinate/fiber feed information for the live, New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 is available online: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/for-mediapress/pool-feed-info/index.aspx#.Up45gGRDskI.
This year, pre-event coverage will be available only via download, featuring 16x9 HD broadcast-quality B-Roll footage. This free video content will be released on a rolling basis on the day of the events leading up to the ball drop:
- 12/16 Numeral Delivery
- 12/27 Crystal Installation
- 12/28 Good Riddance Day
- 12/29 Confetti Test
- 12/30 Ball Test and Balloon Preparation
- 1/5 Ball Re-lighting and Raising
In addition to clean, uninterrupted video of these events, pre-packaged broadcast and web quality EPK's will also be available to download for use on-air and/or online. Information for these downloads is available here:
Additionally, official Host Allison Hagendorf and three correspondents will provide live, commercial-free, webcast coverage of the festivities leading up to the Ball Drop at midnigh,t including backstage access, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with revelers, performers and other celebrities. Additional highlights include the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6:00 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, activities engaging the revelers, AP’s Year-End News video, live musical performances (TBA) and Special Guest—the International Rescue Committee joined by the Mayor of New York City to push the Waterford Crystal button that signals the Ball Drop.