Press Release

New York City 5th Avenue Parade Cam Features Columbus Day Parade

EarthCam to Transmit Live Streaming Video of Annual Italian Heritage Event


New York, October 7, 2009 -- EarthCam (, the Internet’s premier global webcam network, will present an exclusive view of the Columbus Day Parade live Monday, Oct. 12, starting at 11:30 AM EDT.

The EarthCam Fifth Avenue streaming video camera will capture the festive line of march in full motion and sound.

The camera vantage point, one block south of St Patrick’s Cathedral, will focus on marching bands, political leaders, entertainers and folk dancing troupes’ among 35,000 participants as they honor Italian-American heritage. Grand Marshall Kenneth G. Langone, co-founder of Home Depot and Chairman of The NYU Langone Medical Center, will lead celebrants on the 35 block tribute from 44th street near Rockefeller Center to 79th Street at Central Park. Special honored guest Italian swimming champion Federica Pellegrini, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2009 World Record holder will also join the line of march.

The parade, established in 1929, celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus in 1492 and the contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States. After the parade the camera will resume 24/7 live views of Fifth Avenue from the unique EarthCam vantage. Since its launch earlier this year the webcam featured the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the annual “Easter Parade” and the Puerto Rican day parade among others. is the leading network of live webcams from around the world and delivers millions of images daily to more than 200,000 unique visitors. EarthCam also provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming private, password-protected video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Panasonic, NASA, Pfizer, PBS, Sprint, Chevrolet, Yahoo!, Disney, Coca-Cola, This Old House, Toshiba, Hawaiian Tropic, Toyota, Anheuser-Busch, the Seattle Space Needle, and Prudential, among others. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts premier events such as Mardi Gras, the Thanksgiving day Parade and New Year's Eve in Times Square.

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