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AP video to feature in Times Square New Year’s celebration

Amid the crowds and confetti, The Associated Press will once again take center stage at the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration in New York.

Revelers cheer under falling confetti at the stroke of midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

For the fourth consecutive year, AP will present a fast-paced video of 2014’s defining moments captured by AP journalists around the world.

The video will be shown at approximately 11:15 p.m. ET on the Toshiba Vision Screen atop One Times Square and on the six mobile LED screens located throughout the event. The video will also play at various times throughout the evening on the official Times Square New Year's Eve worldwide webcast.

In addition, AP and the event’s co-organizers, Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, collaborated on a poll that captured public sentiment about global events in news, entertainment, sports and pop culture in 2014. The AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve Poll is nationally representative and meets AP’s strong methodological standards, producing a scientifically sound look at how Americans viewed the past year and highlights their expectations for the year ahead.

Read the AP news story on the poll’s findings.

“We’re thrilled that AP’s compelling news video has become an anticipated feature at the annual Times Square celebration,” said Ted Mendelsohn, AP’s vice president of commercial and digital markets. “And we’re pleased to once again present a poll that will help gauge public sentiment as we head into 2015.”

The Times Square New Year’s Eve 2015 webcast will be streamed on multiple websites including TimesSquareNYC.org, Ustream.tv/2015 and TimesSquareBall.net. According to event organizers, there were more than 1.5 million unique viewers of last year’s webcast.

The AP year-end highlight video is available via AP Archive, the film and video archive of AP.


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