EarthCam Announces 10th Annual "25 Most Interesting Webcams" for 2008
Celebrity Judges Choose Unique Cameras from Around the World
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, December 19, 2008 -- EarthCam (www.EarthCam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and recognized international authority in the network camera industry, today released its 10th annual list of the world's most interesting webcams.
The honors went to sites from Antarctica to Belgium, including a dazzling live HD view of the Eiffel Tower, dramatic angles overlooking Niagara Falls, US highway travel live from a "big rig", and live scenes of a massive underground particle collider spanning three countries.
"It is always exciting to showcase the talent and witness the creative leaps of webcam site producers. Each year brings impressive surprises," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. "The application of new technology and site design to inform, educate, and entertain millions is a challenge met by our winning site creators. We are pleased to honor them," Cury added.
The 2008 25 Most Interesting Webcams (www.EarthCam.com/top25) include an emotional look at the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands, a romantic view of Thassos in the Aegean Sea, and HD scenic looks of Zurich and London. Visitors can see hair styling live in an unusual salon in Frankfurt, watch a US diner crowd in England, and swim with the fishes thanks to an underwater cam at a pond in Aberdeen, Scotland. Elsewhere, a live lava lamp beckons from Seattle, fans can catch the NY Giants and Jets stadium nearing completion in New Jersey, and everyone can keep an eye on gorillas in Washington, DC and bees in Millerton, PA.
Throughout the year, EarthCam producers select 125 semi-finalists from among thousands of webcam sites. The EarthCam panel of celebrity VIP judges chooses the top 25 based on criteria of concept creativity, technology, visual quality, and design.
The 2008 VIP judges include Barry Josephson, Executive Producer of the TV hit, "Bones"; actor and comedian, Pauly Shore; Phil Weber, Assistant Coach of the New York Knicks; recording artist and song writer, Tommy James; John Avenson, VP of Technology for the Minnesota Twins; Garner Quain, producer of the "Mussel Cam" – a winner in the 2007 25 Most Interesting Webcams; and Amanda Corey, winner of the popular reality show, "Beauty and the Geek".
For the complete list of the 25 Most Interesting Webcams, please visit www.EarthCam.com/top25.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world with more than 200,000 unique visitors daily. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming 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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