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[December 29, 2010]

Behind-the-scenes at Times Square 2011 and Live New Year's Eve Event Coverage

By TMCnet Special Guest
 
BEHIND-THE-SCENES B-ROLL OF TIMES SQUARE 2011
Pre-New Year's Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the '2011' sign at the top of One Times Square; the assembly and testing of the giant crystal New Year's Eve Ball; and other preparations for the festivities.

 
TIMES AND COORDINATES: B-ROLL FOOTAGE IN SD 16 X 9
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010; 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST and 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. EST (re-feed)
 
C Band:  Galaxy 3C, Transponder C21; Orbital Position 95' West; Downlink Frequency 4120 horizontal, Audio 6.2/6.8 MHz,
Bandwidth 36 MEG
 
Ku Band:  Galaxy 17, /Transponder K-20; Orbital Position 91' West; Downlink Frequency 12100 Vertical, Audio 6.2/6.8 MHz,
Bandwidth 36 MEG
 
The New York Switch:  PL 3B
Waterfront:  4001
 
Technical Contact:  Lenny Laxer - 917-299-0205
 
For more information on the satellite/fiber feeds or the event, please contact Shelley Kapitulik Drazin at 203-898-1501.  Information is also available on the Web at http://www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/nye.html.
 

LIVE NEW YEAR'S EVE COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2011
Live coverage of the Times Square 2011 festivities with exclusive panoramic views of Times Square and the giant crystal New Year's Eve Ball from proprietary camera locations and the ambient and natural sounds of the revelers, including hourly countdowns to midnight, the lighting and raising of the New Year's Eve Ball, interactive activities with the revelers, live musical performances (including multi-platinum recording artists Taio Cruz and Elvis Crespo) and a special guest at midnight (TBA).  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 detailed schedule of events and talent, will be announced shortly at http://www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/nye.html
 
NORTH AMERICAN TIMES AND COORDINATES: NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE COVERAGE
 
1)  VIA (News - Alert) FIBER IN SD 16 X 9:  Friday, December 31, 2010; 5:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST
 
The New York Switch:  PL 3B
Waterfront:  4001
 
2) VIA SATELLITE IN SD 16 X 9:  Friday, December 31, 2010; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST
 
C Band:  Galaxy 3C, Transponder C21; Orbital Position 95' West; Downlink Frequency 4120 horizontal, Audio 6.2/6.8 MHz,
Bandwidth 36 MEG
 
Ku Band:  Galaxy 17, /Transponder K-20; Orbital Position 91' West; Downlink Frequency 12100 Vertical, Audio 6.2/6.8 MHz,
Bandwidth 36 MEG
 
3) VIA SATELLITE IN HD:  Friday, December 31, 2010; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST
 
C Band:  Galaxy 3C, Transponder C23; Orbital Position 95' West; Downlink Frequency 4160 horizontal,
Compression Tandberg (News - Alert) 4:2:0Bandwidth 36 MEG FEC 3 / 4 SYMBOL RATE 26.45
 
Technical Contact:  Lenny Laxer - 917-299-0205
 
 
INTERNATIONAL TIMES AND COORDINATES: NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE COVERAGE
 
VIA SATELLITE IN SD 16 X 9: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST (Saturday, January 1, 2011 0445-0515 GMT)
 
EUROPE:  IS 905 12C X62K Slot E, Orbital Slot 335.5; Downlink Frequency 11075.5 Vertical, FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 6.62; Bandwidth 9 MEG, Compression Tandberg 4:2:0, Video Standard PAL
 
LATIN AMERICA:  IS 9 24C, Slot A, Orbital Slot 58' West; Downlink Frequency 4146.5 Horizontal, FEC 3/4, Symbol Rate 6.1113, Bandwidth 9 MEG, Compression Tandberg 4:2:0, Video Standard PAL
 
ASIA:  IS 5 23C, VIRTUAL CHANNEL 2, Orbital Slot 169' East; Downlink Frequency 4160 Horizontal, FEC 3/4, Symbol Rate 26.48, Bandwidth 36 MEG, Video Standard PAL
 
AFRICA:  IS10 16C, Slot E, Orbital Slot 68.5' East; Downlink Frequency 3931.5 Vertical, FEC 2/3, Symbol Rate 6.62, Bandwidth 9 MEG, Compression Tandberg 4:2:0, Video Standard PAL
 
Technical Contact:  In case of emergency, contact Lenny Laxer - 917-299-0205
 
 
TIMES SQUARE 2011 NEW YEAR'S EVE WIDGET OF LIVE WEBCAST/BLOGCAST
The Times Square 2011 Live Webcast/Blogcast will begin at 5:50pm on December 31, 2010 and end at 12:20am on January 1, 2011.  The show will be available at TimesSquareNYC.org and Livestream.com/2011.  Additionally, the Event Organizers and Livestream are offering free, non-commercial widgets of varying sizes for bloggers, webmasters and digital media outlets to embed as a source of fun and entertaining content for developing New Year's Eve programming on their own sites. 
 
Three co-hosts will cover all the action in Times Square.  Viewers can tune in to watch and chat live online. The video solution is integrated with social media tools Twitter and Facebook (News - Alert), as well as the live blogging tool CoverItLive, allowing the New Year's Eve co-hosts to engage participants and interact with their audience, giving away prizes and sharing in the celebration. 
 
Additional information on the widgets, including the sizes and embedding codes, and web event are available on the Web at: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/2011widgets.html and:  http://www.livestream.com/2011
 
 
TIMES SQUARE 2011 FREE NEW YEAR'S EVE APP FOR APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICES
The first official Times Square Ball App, designed for Apple and Android mobile devices, is now available at:  http://timessquareball.net/app
 
Features of the free app include a commercial-free, mobile stream of the live, six-and-a-half hour webcast event, including musical performances, celebrity appearances, the first Times Square wedding, hourly countdowns and the midnight Ball Drop; a customizable Toshiba (News - Alert) countdown clock to the New Year; a photo contest giving users a chance to have New Year's photos displayed on the Toshiba Vision sign beneath the New Year's Eve Ball; New Year's Eve kiss and e-photo cards to share with family and friends; history, news, weather, photos, maps and schedules for the Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration; live streaming of behind-the-scenes events in Times Square leading up to New Year's Eve; and Foursquare (News - Alert), Facebook and Twitter check-in.
 
Additional information, images and a demonstration video are available on the Web at:  http://timessquareball.net/app
 
 
For more information on the satellite/fiber feeds or the event, please contact Shelley Kapitulik Drazin at 203-898-1501.  Information is also available on the Web at http://www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/nye.html.
 

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