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EarthCam Launches Christmas Tree Cam in Celebration of the Holiday Season

EarthCam Partners With the NYC DOT in an Effort to Increase Tourism in Manhattan


New York, December 9, 2003 -- ">EarthCam (, the Internet's premier global webcam network and a leader in webcasting technology, is pleased to announce the launch of its Christmas Tree Cam ( In an effort to continue to increase tourism in New York City during this upcoming holiday season, EarthCam has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation to present the Christmas Tree Cam live from Rockefeller Center.

EarthCam’s Christmas Tree Cam will capture the glimmering and spectacular sights of the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the surrounding plaza in New York City. This year's tree is a 79-foot Norway Spruce from Manchester, CT, and is covered with more than 5 miles of lights. Each year, the tree is selected by helicopter search, then cut down and transported to Rockefeller Center, at 50th Street and 5th Avenue, in early November. Commencing in 1933, this long-standing tradition has attracted millions of local New Yorkers and tourists each year to visit the tree and its added surroundings. 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. EarthCamTV ( is a live personal broadcasting and video chat site. is EarthCam’s full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at


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