TV Worldwide in cooperation with the National Park Service, will again produce a free live simulcast via satellite and the web of the Washington, D.C., National Capital 4th of July Fireworks Celebration for the benefit of American military personnel and their families stationed overseas. This year the webcast will salute veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine, with support from "Tell America," an Internet TV Campaign highlighting the importance of the U.S. flag merchant fleet in peace and war.
The free satellite and web broadcast coverage begins at 8:45 PM (ET) on Friday, July 4, and is being produced in cooperation with the National Park Service thanks to sponsorship from Base Technologies, Inc., "Tell America," T3 Motion and the International Webcasting Association.
The national fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:10 PM (ET), and will last roughly 21 minutes. The fireworks are choreographed to a simulcast audio program of patriotic music that will be provided by the National Park Service. The webcast will be produced from the Netherlands Carillon area across the Potomac River in Arlington, VA, allowing for a spectacular view of the US Capitol, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial.
TV Worldwide will offer commentary and content prior to the event including e-mail interaction with participants worldwide. Participants should have the free Windows Media Video Player installed prior to the event and should log on by 8:45 PM (ET), on Friday, July 4th. Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext 229 and 226 before and during the event.
Satellite Transponder Coordinates are as follows: Satellite: Horizons 2 Orbital Slot: 74 degrees West Transponder: 15 Lower Analog -- 36 MHz Bandwidth U/L Freq: 14200 H D/L Freq: 11900 V