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EarthCam Presents Exclusive Webcast of New Year's 2004

EarthCam’s Online Coverage Includes 7 Cameras Live from Times Square


New York, January 1, 2004 -- EarthCam (, experts in webcam technology and a leader in webcasting premier events, is proud to announce its 8th annual New Year's webcast ( Presented by Panasonic (, New Year’s 2004 will feature live views from 7 Times Square cameras and 9 others located in a select group of worldwide cities that include Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Memphis, Moscow, New Orleans, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

For the second year in a row, EarthCam will offer live coverage of the Panasonic Presents New Year’s Eve Times Square Sing-A-Long. The Panasonic Sing-A-Long will be included as part of the streaming video EarthCam will offer live from Times Square beginning at 10:00pm (Eastern). Scheduled to start at 11:15pm (Eastern), visitors to the site will be able to watch the live video and hear the sounds of the Times Square crowd as they unite their voices in a huge chorus to welcome the New Year. Cyndi Lauper will perform and lead the annual Panasonic Sing-A-Long with three songs from her hit new album At Last. Cyndi will begin by entertaining the revelers in Times Square with her soulful performance of At Last, and then, as the words appear on giant Panasonic Astrovision screens, she will invite the revelers to join in singing her amazing renditions of Until You Come Back To Me and Stay.

"Since 1996, EarthCam has been webcasting New Year’s Eve live from Times Square. At that time, we were excited to be the first online network to do so,” said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. “In 2003, we are even more excited about webcasting this annual tradition. We have redesigned and added new features to our site, thus continuing to provide the most extensive coverage for our users.”

EarthCam, the Official Webcaster of New Year's in Times Square as designated by the Times Square Business Improvement District, will highlight the extensive coverage of the ongoing celebration from the heart of Times Square through its new interactive website. From streaming webcam images to streaming video with audio, EarthCam’s feature set includes an interactive cam, panoramas and the ability to email a Times Square postcard to a friend. Viewers to the site will be able to watch Times Square from multiple webcams located in a variety of vantage points in and around Times Square. Additionally, for the fourth year in a row, anyone with a personal PC camera will be able to contribute to the fun by broadcasting their very own New Year's Eve party directly into EarthCam's video chat section of the site.

EarthCam's New Year's 2004 coverage will include:
· Webcams placed throughout Times Square in New York City, as well as, streaming JPEG images from the street for the entire event;
· Thousands of people broadcasting and video chatting from around the world live from their New Year's Eve parties;
· 4 streaming video Internet postcard kiosks presented by Panasonic and 1 photo Internet postcard kiosk presented by Yahoo! in the Times Square Visitors' Center enabling users to digitally capture their New Year's experience and email it to friends around the world;

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. More recently, EarthCam’s New Year’s 2003 served over 284,000 video and audio streams. is the leading network of live webcams and, as the premier webcam portal, 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 it’s corporate clients. Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Intel, AOL/Time Warner, ESPN, Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Kodak, Toys “R” Us, This Old House and As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, Mardi Gras, New Year’s Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL. is EarthCam’s full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at


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