TV News Alert: Behind-the-Scenes and Live Times Square New Year’s Eve Event Coverage

Behind-the-Scenes, Pre-Event Coverage of Times Square 2017

NEW YORK--()--Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the "2017" numerals atop of One Times Square; the assembly and lighting of the New Year’s Eve Ball; Good Riddance Day; Confetti Test; and other preparations.

Pre-event coverage will be available via download, featuring 16 x 9 HD broadcast quality video, B-Roll footage (encoded as H.264), broadcast and web quality pre-packaged EPKs, photos and press releases.

Download access at: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/for-mediapress/nye-media-kit/index.aspx.

FEED #1: LIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2017
Live coverage of the Times Square New Year’s Eve festivities with exclusive panoramic views from proprietary camera locations with the ambient and natural sounds of the revelers. Highlights include the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, activities engaging the revelers, AP’s Year-End News video, live musical performances by Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw (“She Sets the City on Fire”), singer-songwriter Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”), Silentó (“Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae”), Don Omar, Lupillo Rivera, Luis Coronel and the inaugural New Year, New Voices selection, Jojo Abot, a Military Salute medley by the USO Show Troupe and Special Guest UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to push the Waterford Crystal button that signals the Ball Drop. This clean, uninterrupted feed will be provided free of charge to media organizations around the world on a non-exclusive basis solely for their use in creating television programming relating to the event. Additional information, including a schedule of events and talent, is available at: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/index.aspx.

NORTH AMERICAN FEED:

VIA FIBER IN HD AND SD: Saturday, December 31, 2016; 4 pm to 12:15 a.m. EST

VIA SATELLITE IN HD: Saturday, December 31, 2016; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST

INTERNATIONAL FEED:

VIA SATELLITE IN SD 16 X 9: Saturday December 31, 2016; 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST (Sunday, January 1, 2017; 0445-0515 GMT)

Complete technical information available on-line at http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/for-mediapress/pool-feed-info/index.aspx#.Urymg2RDtUs.

EMBED LIVE COMMERCIAL-FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE WEBCAST OF TIMES SQUARE 2017
http://timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/webcast/index.aspx.

OFFICIAL TIMES SQUARE 2017 MOBILE APPs FREE FOR APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICES
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/app/index.aspx

Contacts

For more information on the satellite/fiber feeds:
Splash PR for Countdown Entertainment
Shelley Kapitulik, 203-898-1501
shelley@splashpr.us
or
Media and Press information on the event is available at:
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/for-mediapress/index.aspx.

Contacts

For more information on the satellite/fiber feeds:
Splash PR for Countdown Entertainment
Shelley Kapitulik, 203-898-1501
shelley@splashpr.us
or
Media and Press information on the event is available at:
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/for-mediapress/index.aspx.