Don’t Drop the Ball and Forget the Live Webcast of New Year’s Eve from Times Square

It’s that time of year: New Year’s Eve is only 24 days away, so the Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment, and Livestream announced their plans for a live, six-and-a-half-hour, commercial-free Webcast of the celebration from New York’s Times Square.

The organizers said the Webcast will be made up of five story lines: One World Revealed, which will share the stories of people from everywhere around the globe who traveled to Times Square to be part of the festivities; What It Takes, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the New Year’s Eve celebration; Celebrate Community, in which viewers from more than 190 countries will chat and share photos and video via Facebook chat, Twitter chat, or Tweeting hashtag #TimesSquareBall; Times Square, a look at the history of the world’s most famous intersection; and The Official New Year’s Eve Live Blogcast Headquarters, “the central nervous system of the global celebration,” located at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Free, customizable widgets will be offered for blogs, Web sites, and digital media outlets to embed the live stream, and it can also be viewed at TimesSquareNYC.org, Livestream.com/2011, and TimesSquareBall.net.

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