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Behind-the-Scenes and Live Times Square New Year’s Eve Event Coverage

BEHIND-THE-SCENES, PRE-EVENT COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2024

Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the “2024” numerals atop of One Times Square, testing of the New Year’s Eve Ball, Good Riddance Day, Confetti Test, the Wishing Wall and other preparations.
Pre-event coverage will be available via download, 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.

Video content will be uploaded mid-afternoon or evening (EST) on the following dates:

December 4 (Wishing Wall), December 20 (Numeral Arrival), December 26 (Numeral Installation atop One Times Square), December 27 (Ball Programming), December 28 (Good Riddance Day), December 29 (Confetti Test) and December 30 (Ball Test and Balloon Preparation).

Download access at: timessquareball.net/press/.

FEED #1:  BROADCAST LIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2024

Live coverage of the Times Square New Year’s Eve festivities with exclusive panoramic views from proprietary camera locations with the ambient and natural sounds. Highlights include the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, live musical performances by acclaimed singer songwriter Paul Anka (“My Way” with updated lyrics to reflect current themes and John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before midnight) and multi-platinum hip hop artist Flo Rida (“My House,” “Low,” “Wild Ones” and “GDFR,” and the world premiere of his new song, “OMG,” performing the highly anticipated single for the first time before its official release in January 2024) who will be joined by Sage the Gemini for the performance of “OMG” and “GDFR”, a Chinese cultural performance presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association, special guests (TBA) pushing the crystal button that signals the Ball Drop, and just after the midnight celebration at 12:04 am, a surprise video appearance and performance presented by Fontainebleau Las Vegas.

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 and streaming programming relating to the event.  Additional information, including a schedule of events and talent, will be available in the coming weeks at TSQ.org/NYE.

NORTH AMERICAN TIMES AND COORDINATES:

1)    VIA FIBER IN HD 1080i/59.94: Sunday, December 31, 2023; 4:00 pm to 12:15 a.m. EST

The New York Switch HD:  NY Pool 1.  Please note that from 4:00pm – 5:55pm color bars and tone with a Times Square identifier will be broadcast.  Program will begin at 6:00pm.

2)    VIA SATELLITE IN HD 1080i/59.94:  Sunday, December 31, 2023; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST

C Band:  Galaxy 36 22C Slot A @ Orbital Position 89’ West; Downlink Frequency: 4,126.5 Horizontal

Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.5, DVB S2, 8PSK

KU Band:  SES 2 K1 SLOT A @ Orbital Position 87’ West:  Downlink Frequency: 11,723.500 Horizontal

Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.5, DVB S2, 8PSK

INTERNATIONAL TIMES AND COORDINATES:

1)    VIA FIBER IN HD 1080i/59.94:  Sunday, December 31, 2023; 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST (Monday, January 1, 2024; 0445-0515 GMT)

SES 101- BT (pickup at BT Tower)

2)    VIA SATELLITE IN HD 1080i/50:  Sunday, December 31, 2023; 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST (Monday, January 1, 2024; 0445-0515 GMT)

 EUROPE:E7B Transponder F06 (2) A9 @ Orbital Slot 7’ East   Downlink Frequency: 12,676.83 Vertical

Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.5, DVB S2, 8PSK

 LATIN AMERICA:IS-34 15C Slot A @ Orbital Slot 304.5’ East; Downlink Frequency: 4041.505 Vertical

Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.5, DVB S2, 8PSK

ASIA:AS5 Transponder C8H CH9B @ Orbital Slot 100.5’ East   Downlink Frequency: 3,906.5 Horizontal

Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.5, DVB S2, 8PSK

 AFRICA/MIDEAST:IS-20 LM06C Slot F @ Orbital Slot 68.5’ East; Downlink Frequency: 3,872.5 Horizontal

Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.5, DVB S2, 8PSK

 Technical Contact (North America and International Feeds):  Lenny Laxer – 917-299-0205

 EMBED LIVE COMMERCIAL-FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE WEBCAST OF TIMES SQUARE 2024

TSQ.org/nye-webcast

Times Square New Year’s Eve host Jonathan Bennett, with co-host Jeremy Hassell and street correspondents, will provide live, commercial-free, webcast coverage of the festivities including the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, live musical performances by acclaimed singer songwriter Paul Anka (“My Way” with updated lyrics to reflect current themes and John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before midnight) and multi-platinum hip hop artist Flo Rida (“My House,” “Low,” “Wild Ones” and “GDFR,” and the world premiere of his new song, “OMG,” performing the highly anticipated single for the first time before its official release in January 2024) who will be joined by Sage the Gemini for the performance of “OMG” and “GDFR”, a Chinese cultural performance presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association, special guests (TBA) pushing the crystal button that signals the Ball Drop, and just after the midnight celebration at 12:04 am, a surprise video appearance and performance presented by Fontainebleau Las Vegas.

Additional information about this commercial-free webcast, including a schedule of events and talent, will be available in the coming weeks atTSQ.org/NYE. 

The Webcast will begin at 6:00 p.m. EST on December 31, 2023, and end at 12:15 a.m. EST on January 1, 2024.  The show, which also offers mobile friendly viewing, will be available at TimesSquareNYC.org, and livestream.com/2024.

Additionally, the event organizers are inviting digital media outlets, bloggers and webmasters to embed the live, commercial-free Times Square 2024 webcast to enhance New Year’s Eve content on their own websites and social media channels.

Additional information, including embedding details, is available on the Web at livestream.com/2024

or TSQ.org/nye-webcast.

Please note – the webcast will also be streamed via Facebook Live video at facebook.com/timessquarenyc.  Digital media outlets, bloggers and webmasters are invited to share this video stream, crediting Times Square Alliance.

For more information on satellite/fiber feeds, please contact Shelley Kapitulik-Jaye at 203-898-1501 (shelley@splashpr.us).  Media and Press information on the event is available at www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-new-years-eve/media-press.

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