TV NEWS ALERT: BEHIND-THE-SCENES AND LIVE TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENT COVERAGE

BEHIND-THE-SCENES, PRE-EVENT COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2023:

Pre-New Year’s Eve footage featuring the arrival and installation of the "2023" numerals atop of One Times Square, the assembly and lighting 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 1 (Wishing Wall), December 20 (Numeral Arrival), December 26 (Numeral Installation atop One Times Square), December 27 (Crystal Installation), December 28 (Good Riddance Day), December 29 (Confetti Test) and December 30 (Ball Test and Balloon Preparation).

Download access at: https://timessquareball.net/press.

FEED #1: BROADCAST LIVE NEW YEAR’S EVE COVERAGE OF TIMES SQUARE 2023

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 Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler (“Devil on My Shoulder,” “Sad Tonight,” “Men on The Moon” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before midnight) and multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer JVKE (“this is what falling in love feels like”, “golden hour” and “this is what heartbreak feels like”), a Chinese cultural performance presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association, New York Dance group ANEW, special guests and the pushing of the Waterford Crystal button that signals the Ball Drop at midnight.  

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: http://TSq.org/NYE.

NORTH AMERICAN FEED:

1) VIA FIBER IN HD 1080i/59.94: Saturday, December 31, 2022; 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:  Saturday, December 31, 2022; 10:00 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST

C Band:  Galaxy 19 Transponder C16 SLOT B; Orbital Position 97’ West; Downlink Frequency 4015.5 HORIZONTAL,
Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVB S2, 8PSK

KU Band:  SES 2, Transponder K02 SLOT B9, Orbital Position 87’’ West, Downlink Frequency 11745.9 VERTICAL
Bandwidth 9 MEG, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVB S2, 8PSK

INTERNATIONAL TIMES AND COORDINATES:

1) VIA FIBER IN HD 1080i/59.94:  Saturday, December 31, 2022; 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST (Sunday, January 1, 2023; 0445-0515 GMT)

BT Tower London HD/SES 1

2) VIA SATELLITE IN HD 1080i/50:  Saturday, December 31, 2022; 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. EST (Sunday, January 1, 2023; 0445-0515 GMT)

EUROPE: E10A Transponder B03 Slot K Orbital Slot 10’ East; Downlink Frequency 11060.2 Horizontal, MPEG 4, FEC    3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVB S2, 8PSK

LATIN AMERICA: IS 34 12C, Slot A, Orbital Slot 304.5’ East; Downlink Frequency 3959.8 Horizontal, MPEG 4,
FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVB S2, 8PSK

ASIA: AS5 TXP C7V CH 9BV, Orbital Slot 100.5’ East; Downlink Frequency 3913.5 Vertical, MPEG 4, FEC 3 / 4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, DVB S2, 8PSK

AFRICA/MIDEAST: IS 20 LM05C, Slot A, Orbital Slot 68.5’ East; Downlink Frequency 3827.5 Horizontal, MPEG 4, FEC 3/4, SYMBOL RATE 7.2, 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 2023

Times Square New Year's Eve host Jonathan Bennett, with co-host Jeremy Hassell and street correspondent Andrea Boehlke, will provide live, commercial-free, webcast coverage of the festivities leading up to the Ball Drop at midnight including the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball at 6 p.m. EST, hourly countdowns, live musical performances by Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler (“Devil on My Shoulder,” “Sad Tonight,” “Men on The Moon” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before midnight) and multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer JVKE (“this is what falling in love feels like”, “golden hour” and “this is what heartbreak feels like”), a Chinese cultural performance presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association, New York Dance group ANEW, special guests and the pushing of the Waterford Crystal button that signals the Ball Drop at midnight.  

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

The Webcast will begin at 6:00 p.m. EST on December 31, 2022, and end at 12:15 a.m. EST on January 1, 2023.  The show, which also offers mobile friendly viewing, will be available at TimesSquareNYC.org and livestream.com/2023.

Additionally, the event organizers are inviting digital media outlets, bloggers and webmasters to embed the live, commercial-free Times Square 2023 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/2023
or https://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-new-years-eve/nye-live-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 Countdown Entertainment/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 at: https://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-new-years-eve/media-press.

Times Square NYE Sponsors

Carnival Cruises logo
Kay Jewelers
KIA: Movement that inspires
Netspend logo
Sino-American Friendship Association logo
Waterford: Ireland 1783