Looking for a great way to obtain television coverage of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square?
Consider the pool feed being provided at no charge by Countdown Entertainment and the Times Square Alliance, the co-organizers of the event. Both HD satellite and fiber feeds are being made available.
Live musical performances from Gavin DeGraw (“Chariot,” “Not Over You”), Silentó (“Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae”), and Rachel Platten (“Fight Song) will be accompanied by those from the USO Show Troupe. Univision will present three Latin recording artists Don Omar, Lupillo Rivera, Luis Coronel, while the feed will also feature a performance from the inaugural New Year, New Voices selection, Jojo Abot.
For those looking for news footage, note that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joined by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to push the Waterford Crystal button that signals the ball drop.
The pool feed is commercial free.
Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring Good Riddance Day; the Confetti Test; and other preparations is also being made 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, Eastern time Dec. 28 for Good Riddance Day, Dec. 29 for the Confetti Test, Dec. 30 for the Ball Test and Balloon Prep, and Jan. 4, 2017 for the ball re-lighting and raising.
NORTH AMERICAN TIMES AND COORDINATES: NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE COVERAGE
1) VIA FIBER IN HD AND SD: Saturday, December 31, 2016; 4 pm to 12:15 a.m. EST
The New York Switch HD: NY POOL 3
The New York Switch SD NY POOL 2
2) VIA SATELLITE IN HD: Saturday, December 31, 2016; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST
C Band: SES 3, Transponder C24 SLOT A; Orbital Position 103’ West; Downlink Frequency 4166.5 VERTICAL, Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVBS 2, 8PSK
KU Band: SES 3, Transponder K1 SLOT A, Orbital Position 103’ West, Downlink Frequency 11730 HORIZONTAL Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVBS 2 , 8PSK
Technical Contact: Lenny Laxer – 917-299-0205
Meanwhile, Allison Hagendorf, Global Head of Rock at Spotify and Live Announcer of both the MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Movie Awards, will return for her fifth year as the Times Square New Year’s Eve Webcast host. For the first time, she will have a co-host — Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennett.