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EarthCam To Webcast St. Patrick's Day 2000 Live From Around The World
Webcast Originates from NYC's 5th Avenue Parade and the City's Oldest Irish Bar

NEW YORK, March 15, 2000 -- EarthCam, the Internet's favorite webcam network and a leader in webcasting premier events, has announced its third annual St. Patrick's Day Webcast, live from New York City along the 5th Avenue parade route and from McSorley's Old Ale House, the oldest Irish pub in New York. EarthCam's United Kingdom strategic partner WebViews will provide extensive webcam coverage throughout Dublin and Belfast, Ireland. Live streaming video coverage and chat begins Friday, March 17 at 11 AM.

Visitors to the EarthCam St. Patrick's Day site (www.earthcam.com/stpats/2000) will be able to watch the 400 marching bands, 50 bagpiping bands, endless floats and 165,000 marchers that make up the New York City parade down 5th Avenue. In addition to McSorley's, EarthCam visitors will be able to experience the excitement of St. Paddy's Day by watching a live webcast from, the Belfast Waterfront Hall where the famous Gaelforce Dance will be held, Belfast's City Hall, and Fitzwilliam Place in Dublin. Yahoo! Chat chat sessions will originate live from the 5th Avenue parade route. Most recently, EarthCam and Yahoo!Chat collaborated on a highly trafficked session during EarthCam's Webcast of the Century, making its way on the list of the Top 10 most visited on Yahoo!Chat in 1999.

"We are proud to be the first ones to bring the celebration of the St. Patrick's Day Parade to desktops around the world," said Mira Ristovic, Project Manager. "This goes to point that webcam technology enables our users to experience people, places, and events that they would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience."

Streaming media of the event is sponsored by Microsoft's Windows Media Technologies. EarthCam has chosen e-Media as its streaming media distribution partner.

EarthCam is the leading provider of live images on the Internet and webcasts events such as Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and New Year's Eve. Strategic partners include the top Internet portals: Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN. Additional webcam clients include NBCi, Intel, Columbia TriStar Interactive, NASCAR, ZDTV, Weather.com, Discovery.com, NBCi, CNN.com, USAToday.com, MTV Online and the past three Super Bowls for the NFL.

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