EarthCam To Produce First-Ever Live Streaming Webcast of
Broadway on Broadway
- Webcast Will Emanate From EarthCam's Times Square SkyBox Studio -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, September 10, 2000 - EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the Internet's premier global webcam network and a leader in webcasting premier events is pleased to announce that it will stream live, for the first time, New York's 9th Annual "Broadway On Broadway". EarthCam's live streaming coverage of the performances on the Internet (http://www.earthcam.com/broadway/2000/) will include both video and audio. In addition to streaming, EarthCam will webcast the "Broadway On Broadway" using updating JPEG images for Internet users to watch as well.
As the Official Webcam of Times Square, EarthCam currently has six existing webcams in Times Square (http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare) that generate over 12 million impressions per month. One of the six existing Time Square cameras streams live video and audio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. EarthCam will use this existing network of webcams to deliver additional live coverage of the Broadway performances.
The annual kick-off to the Broadway season is expected to draw more than 50,000 theatre lovers to watch as their favorite performers take the stage to give them a taste of what the year has in store for them. Scheduled for approximately two hours, the event features hundreds of members from the casts of the current Broadway musicals, as well as, additional members from upcoming musicals new for the season. In its nine years, the event has become one of the most popular and entertaining Broadway shows.
The upcoming "Broadway On Broadway" is set to kick-off the 2000-01 Broadway Season on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 12:00pm on an open-air stage at 43rd and Broadway, in the center of the Crossroads of the World. In addition to the live webcast, EarthCam will produce a chat session with Yahoo!Chat live from EarthCam's Times Square SkyBox Studio beginning at 11:00am. The chat will feature Fred Owens of Smokey Joe's Café and former Miss Saigon star Dee Dee Lynn Magano.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and as the premier webcam portal, offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. EarthCam provides infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live images for corporate clients. Partners include: Yahoo!, Intel, MSN, ESPN, NASCAR, Weather.com, NBCi, Discovery.com, CNN.com, USAToday.com, CitySearch, and MTVi. As the premier provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as Daytona 500, New Year's Eve and the past three Super Bowls for the NFL. EarthCam's EarthCamTV (http://tv.earthcam.com) is a personal communications portal allowing users to conduct live webcasts and participate in video chat. WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com.