EarthCam Announces The World's "25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2010"
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New York, December 16, 2010 -- EarthCam, the world's premiere webcam network since 1996, today announced its 12th annual list of the world's "25 Most Interesting Webcams."
The wide-range of 2010 honors were awarded to webcams from well-know landmarks such as Abbey Road and Hollywood Boulevard to puppies, firefoxes, hummingbirds . . . and sea monkeys. Some quiet corners of the world like Brucken (Germany) have intriguing cameras while beaches are represented this year as awards went to webcams in Hawaii and Thailand. 'Breathtaking' is the best word to describe a few winners: the AuroraMAX Live camera in Canada, the cityscape webcam in Zurich, Switzerland and the Naples and Vesuvio webcam in Italy. But a couple of the more off-beat webcams chalked up votes; the NASA Curiosity Cam in California and “Rich Da Barber” in Virginia. To look at all of the "25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2010" please visit www.earthcam.com/top25.
"’We at EarthCam are pleased to honor our winners for their creativity, wide-range use of live webcam technology and their ability to entertain and educate millions,” said Brian Cury, Founder and CEO of EarthCam. “For the first time we have multiple HD camera winners from across the globe, raising the quality of the video significantly. These winning cameras are a perfect cross-section of the worldwide webcams. They make it possible for viewers to travel virtually not only to extraordinary sites around the globe that they may never get the chance to visit but also to a simple backyard or a home of a person they may never meet. These webcams, no matter their size, have the ability to create bonds and relationships between the viewers and the camera subjects whether they are used for entertainment or solid commercial applications."
Throughout 2010, EarthCam producers viewed thousands of webcam sites then selected more than 100 semi-finalists. The EarthCam panel of VIP judges then chose the top 25 based on criteria of concept, creativity, technology, visual quality and design.
The 2010 VIP judges include Barry Josephson, Executive Producer of Bones (TV series) and Producer of the feature movie Life as We Know It; Tyler Slocum, Vice President DIRECTV Advanced Services; King Laughlin, Vice President National Park Foundation's Flight 93 Memorial; Cindy Lovell, Executive Director Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum; Jennifer Lenhart-Belawski, Broadcast Technology and Services Manager Orlando Magic and 2009 25 Most Interesting Webcams winners Karen Jeffries, Public Relations Manager Monterey Bay Aquarium and Marcus Margerum, Vice President of Marketing & Sales Zoo Atlanta.
EarthCam is the global leader in webcam technology and software. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and megapixel cameras, along with complete managed services for consumers and corporate clients in more than 1,500 cities throughout all 50 states and 46 countries. The company’s expertise includes developing technology to manage camera networks and delivering millions of images daily to over 192 countries. EarthCam holds the expertise and knowledge to offer consumers the ability to view, create and share webcam content at anytime and in any location in the world. Clients include Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Clear Channel Communications, PBS, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, CNN, Major League Baseball, NFL, This Old House, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Volkswagen, GE and National Geographic.
For the complete list of the 25 Most Interesting Webcams, please visit www.earthcam.com/top25.
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