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One billion people expected to watch New York Times Square 2017 NYE celebrations

Toshiba Corporation is, once again, an official sponsor for New York Times Square’s world famous New Year’s Eve celebrations for 2017.

Toshiba Corporation is, once again, an official sponsor for New York Times Square’s world famous New Year’s Eve celebrations for 2017.

The world’s biggest countdown party, with more than one million expected revelers, will feature a series of events and entertainment, which will be shown on the giant TOSHIBA VISION dual LED screen atop One Times Square, below the festive Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball.


As the clock strikes one minute before midnight on December 31st, all eyes will be on TOSHIBA VISION as it screens the 60-second light and sound countdown extravaganza. One billion viewers are expected to watch the countdown from all around the globe via television and online broadcast.

The countdown party itself will include live music performances by superstar celebrities, such as Mariah Carey, Thomas Rhett, DNCE and Rachel Platten. Also, Bill Nye “the Science Guy” will take to the stage to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ExploraVision (http://www.exploravision.org/), an educational science and technology competition held in North America by Toshiba Corp. and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

During the day, TOSHIBA VISION will showcase international countdowns for major cities in different time zones as follows (all times in EST):

10.00am: Tokyo, Japan
11.00am: Beijing, China / Singapore / Manila, Philippines
12.00pm: Jakarta, Indonesia / Hanoi, Vietnam / Bangkok, Thailand
1.00pm: Dhaka, Bangladesh
1.30pm: New Delhi, India
3.00pm: Dubai, UAE
4.00pm: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Moscow, Russia
5.00pm: Cairo, Egypt / Athens, Greece / Istanbul, Turkey

The hourly countdown for New York will begin at 5.59pm.

Toshiba has been the sponsor for the New York Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations since the 2010 countdown.