EarthCam Launches Live New York City 5th Avenue Parade Cam
St. Patrick's Day Parade Leads the Way on Internet and iPhone
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New York, March 13, 2009 -- EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the Internet’s premier global webcam network, will launch its Fifth Avenue Parade Cam March 17th, bringing the grandest tribute to Irish heritage to the world in full motion with sound as it happens (www.earthcam.com/events/stpats).
The streaming video camera, located one block south of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, will inaugurate EarthCam’s web coverage of major parades with a line of march past the iconic church.
For the first time, the live views are also offered for iPhone and iPod Touch users. The application, St. Patrick’s Day Live, is available via the App Store and is best experienced with Wi-Fi and 3G connections.
Bag pipers, step dancers, bands and Irish organizations from around the globe, totaling more than 150,000 participants, will proudly honor Irish heritage as they step off to march 42 city blocks past the Cathedral to Central Park at 86th Street. The parade is renown internationally as one of the most colorful and exciting events in New York City.
After St. Patrick’s Day, the camera will continue to offer 24/7 live views of Fifth Avenue from the unique EarthCam vantage point, including major parades and traditional events such as the annual “Easter Parade”.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams from around the world and delivers millions of images daily to more than 200,000 unique visitors. EarthCam also provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming private, password-protected video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Panasonic, NASA, Pfizer, PBS, Sprint, Chevrolet, Yahoo!, Disney, Coca-Cola, This Old House, Toshiba, Hawaiian Tropic, Toyota, Anheuser-Busch, the Seattle Space Needle, and Prudential, among others. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts premier events such as international concerts, the Emmy and Grammy Awards, Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageants, Mardi Gras, NFL Super Bowls, and New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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