Ustream Streams New Year's Eve From Time Square

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Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which are the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, are streaming the big celebration tonight on Ustream.

The broadcast will last for six hours. It will be live, obviously, and will be free of commercials, giving television broadcasts a real run for their money.

The show begins at 6:00 PM Eastern, and will include live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and interviews with stars. It will also include the famous ball drop, so you don't have to worry about missing that. Here's the description from the video page:

Official Host Allison Hagendorf and three correspondents will provide live, commercial-free, webcast coverage of the festivities leading up to the #BallDrop at midnight including backstage access, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with revelers, performers and other celebrities. Additional highlights include the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball, hourly countdowns, live musical performances and our Special Guest the International Rescue Committee joined by the Mayor of New York City to push the Waterford Crystal button that signals the #BallDrop and lead the sixty-second countdown to the new year.

“Times Square New Year’s Eve is thrilled to partner with Ustream, providing revelers around the world with the best HD video streaming service to watch the global celebration,” said Countdown Entertainment President Jeffrey Straus.

This isn't the first time the celebration has been streamed on Ustream. Last year’s webcast was watched by over 1.5 million unique viewers across nearly 200 countries.

Image via Ustream

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