, the industry leader in webcam technology and pioneer in webcasting premier events, today announced visitors to its 12th annual live New Year's webcast more than tripled over last year.
EarthCam provided worldwide New Year’s Eve celebrations via 60 live cameras including 25 in Times Square, New York alone. Viewers were able to follow the New Year debut from Sichuan, China in the east to as far west as Waikiki, Hawaii. Unique views of Washington DC, and celebrations in Las Vegas, Seattle, London, Prague and Malta provided additional live venues. Selected events in streaming video and time-lapse archives continue to be available at http://newyears.earthcam.com/ throughout this month.
The EarthCam experience of participating with comprehensive interactive coverage gave visitors the option of choosing their worldwide views on their computer or mobile device uninterrupted by commercials. EarthCam more than quadrupled camera locations for 2008 and is already working to increase coverage for the 2009 event.
Visitors enjoyed streaming video with audio, plus multiple live webcams strategically located all around Times Square, and a mob log for users with cell phone cameras to post their New Year's themed pictures. Fireworks from Niagara Falls, Canada, New York, Seattle and Edinburgh, Scotland among others gave the evening an international spectacular flare.