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TV News Alert: Behind-the-Scenes at Times Square 2014 and Live New Year’s Eve Event Coverage

Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the "2014" numerals atop of One Times Square; the assembly and lighting of the crystal New Year’s Eve Ball; Good Riddance Day; confetti wishes; and other preparations.

For the first time, pre-event coverage is available via download on the day of the event, 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 2014

Live coverage of the Times Square 2014 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. Highlights include the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, activities engaging the revelers, live musical performances by Rodney Atkins, El Dasa, Jencarlos Canela and Melissa Etheridge, and a special guest at midnight (TBA). This year’s feed will also feature an exclusive clip of Times Square footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ movie at 10:50 p.m. EST, as well as AP’s Year-End News Highlights video at 11:15 p.m. EST. 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: Tuesday, December 31, 2013; 4 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST

VIA SATELLITE IN HD: Tuesday, December 31, 2013; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST

INTERNATIONAL FEED:

VIA SATELLITE IN SD 16 X 9: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST

(January 1, 2014 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 2014
http://timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/webcast/index.aspx.

OFFICIAL TIMES SQUARE 2014 MOBILE APPs FREE FOR APPLE AND ANDROID DEVICES
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/app/index.aspx

For more information on the satellite/fiber feeds, please contact Shelley Kapitulik at 203-898-1501. Media and Press information on the event is available at:
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/for-mediapress/index.aspx.

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