AP joins New Year’s Eve in Times Square with video highlights

Dec. 27, 2012
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The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball rises to the top of its 135 foot spire, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Associated Press will again present a video retrospective of the year at New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York City’s largest annual celebration.
 
For the second straight year, AP’s fast-paced video of the personalities, the joys, the dramas and the achievements that defined the year will be shown before the midnight Ball Drop – at 11:14 p.m. ET on the famed Toshiba Vision Screen under the ball and on the seven mobile LED screens located throughout Times Square. It will also play at various times throughout the evening at http://new.livestream.com/newyearseve/NYE2013.
 
“We’re thrilled to be able to share the work of AP’s video journalists with an international audience in Times Square and watching from around the globe,” said AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt. “It was a big year for AP, as we completed the largest high-definition rollout by any news organization globally – so we’re also proud to showcase our video highlights at this giant celebration.”
 
AP Twitter feeds will invite their followers and New Year's Eve revelers to tweet their favorite news story of the year, using the hashtag #APTop2012.
 
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square. The Times Square 2013 webcast, produced in partnership with Livestream, will be streamed on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, Livestream.com and TimesSquareBall.net.
 
According to the organizers, last year’s webcast was streamed live on more than 17,000 sites around the globe and was watched by more than 600,000 viewers representing 200 countries.
 
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212.621.1895
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Erin Madigan White
Media Relations Manager
212.621.7005
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