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EarthCam & Panasonic Present Annual Webcast of New Year's LIVE from Times Square

EarthCam's Extensive Online Coverage to Include More Than 120 Live Cameras From Around the World


New York, December 31, 2002 -- a, Arial">EarthCam (, experts in webcam technology and a leader in webcasting premier events, is proud to announce its 7th annual New Year's webcast ( Presented by Panasonic (, New Year's 2003 will feature 9 cameras LIVE from Times Square, in addition to more than 120 cameras located throughout the world.

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 including streaming video with audio. Streaming webcam images will capture all of the excitement and pageantry of this exciting event. EarthCam will provide its viewers with the ability to watch from multiple vantage points by offering webcam views from cameras located in and around Times Square. Additionally, for the third 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.

"We've been webcasting New Year's Eve live from Times Square since 1996. When we began, we were the first online network to do so," said Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam. "Now, 7 years later, we are proud to carry on this annual tradition by providing extensive coverage for our users. With more than 120 live cameras from around the world, we offer the most comprehensive collection of cameras on the Internet to view the ringing in of 2003."

New for 2003 will be Panasonic Presents New Year's Eve Times Square Sing-A-Long. Beginning at 11:25pm (eastern time), visitors to the site will be able to see the Times Square revelers as they unite their voices in a huge chorus to welcome the New Year. Sponsored by Panasonic, the New Year's Eve Times Square Sing-A-Long will be led by Louise Pitre, from the hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! Three songs -- "Mamma Mia!" by ABBA, "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles, and "Joy To The World" by Hoyt Axton -- specifically selected for their sing-along appeal will be played on the Times Square sound system as the lyrics appear with a bouncing New Year's Eve Ball on the giant Panasonic Astrovision screens in Times Square.

EarthCam's New Year's 2003 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 and 1 photo Internet postcard kiosk in the Times Square Visitors' Center enabling users to digitally capture their New Year's experience and email it to friends around the world;
  • More than 120 webcams from countries covering more than 20 different times zones.

EarthCam's Webcast of the Century received an excess of 200 million page views, more than 50 million unique visitors, and served over 80,000 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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