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NYC Makes Free Times Square New Year's Eve Video Available

New Years Eve 2021
(Image credit: Countdown Entertainment)

The pandemic may have turned the usually packed Times Square New Year's Eve festivities into a virtual countdown, but Countdown Entertainment and Times Square Alliance are prepared, once again offering free HD satellite/fiber feeds and--for streaming sites or media web sites--an embeddable webcast of the iconic ball-drop in Times Square.

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It is a Waterford Crystal ball in which virtual participants are undoubtedly hoping to see a brighter future in 2021.

Live coverage from proprietary camera locations, complete with ambient sounds will include the lighting and raising of the ball at 6 p.m. EST, followed by hourly countdowns, live music from Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor (she of the pandemically appropriate “I Will Survive”)and the official button-pushing (a Waterford Crystal button no less) at midnight. 

The feed--more information is provided here.-is free for use on a non-exclusive basis to any media organization for use in creating video programming about the event.