EarthCam Presents 10th Annual Webcast of New Year's
Live Coverage to Include 25 Live Camera Views from Times Square & Worldwide Selection of Cameras
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, December 29, 2005 -- EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), experts in webcam technology and a leader in webcasting premier events, will webcast the New Year's celebration in Times Square for the 10th consecutive year, heralding in 2006 across the globe.
EarthCam will produce the New Year's 2006 webcast, presented by Panasonic, with 25 live camera views from Times Square, a user controllable webcam and streaming video beginning at 12:00pm ET. Cameras located in Chicago, Edinburgh, Las Vegas, London, Memphis, Moscow, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. will capture additional national and international celebrations.
"EarthCam produced the inaugural Times Square New Year's webcast in 1996, ever since we've been giving millions of people across the globe the opportunity to experience the celebration in Times Square," said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. "This year marks our tenth anniversary webcasting this awesome spectacle, and we're proud to be the premier source of the most comprehensive online coverage of New Year's."
One of the highlights of the New Year's celebration is streaming video of the annual Panasonic Sing-Along for the fourth year in a row. The sing-along, hosted by Regis Philbin, is scheduled to begin at 11:02pm ET and online visitors will be able to see and hear the Times Square crowd as their voices form a huge chorus ringing in the New Year.
EarthCam, the Official Webcam of Times Square, brings the extensive festivities directly to visitors via its interactive New Year's website. Visitors to http://newyears.earthcam.com will enjoy streaming video with audio, multiple webcams strategically located around Times Square, interactive panoramas, a user controllable webcam, and a moblog for users with mobile picture phones to post their New Year's themed pictures. Also, anyone with a webcam will be able to join in the fun by broadcasting their very own New Year's Eve party directly into EarthCam's video chat section of the site.
EarthCam will also be present in the heart of Times Square at the information center located at 47th Street and 7th Avenue with 4 streaming video Internet postcard kiosks presented by Panasonic and 1 photo Internet postcard kiosk presented by Yahoo!. These kiosks allow users to digitally capture their video and pictures, and email them to friends around the world - instantly from Times Square.
EarthCam's Webcast of the Century in 2000 received an excess of 200 million page views, more than 50 million unique visitors, and served over 80,000 video and audio streams.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients. Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Sprint, Sony Ericsson, Coca Cola, Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Samsung, Pfizer, JetBlue, This Old House and Discovery.com. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such international concerts, Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageants, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL.
Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com.