TV Worldwide has been selected to produce the third quadrennial "eNaugural" webcast, live from the Virginia Black Tie and Blue Dominion Ball
as part of the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, Monday, January 19 beginning at 9:00 PM ET at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. Building on the success of TV Worldwide's production of the 2001 and 2005 eNaugural webcasts from Inaugural Balls, the webcast will again be featured on TV Worldwide's Internet TV Channel for veterans, USVets.TV
, offering interviews, behind-the-scenes and Ball live entertainment coverage featuring the Commodores and other performers, for global on-line participation from U.S. troops stationed overseas, who will receive video e-mail greetings from event attendees. Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, TV Worldwide board member and company co-founder, will again serve as Honorary Co-Host.
The eNaugural webcast is made possible thanks to support from Base Technologies
. Newtek's "Tricaster" will be used for the live webcast. The webcast will also highlight the work of veteran and troop support group partners frequently featured on USVets TV including Operation Interdependence
, Thanks USA
and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
"We're pleased to again be selected to webcast from this unique premier event and welcome the opportunity to bring the Inaugural Ball experience to the world, including our dedicated service men and women overseas who can't attend the 2009 Inauguration events," stated Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide.
The Virginia Black Tie and Blue Dominion Ball is produced by 3PE productions
. At press time, Honorary and Invited Guests include Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, former Virginia Governor and Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, Attorney General-Designate Eric Holder, and U.S. Army Major General Roger Nadeau. Other celebrity guests include Actor Giancarlo Esposito, Actress Jasmine Guy, former Washington Redskins stars, Charles Mann, Brian Mitchell and NFL Hall-of-Famer Art Monk.
The event eNaugural webcast, along with the video e-mails will be compressed and archived for later viewing, at www.tvworldwide.com and www.USVets.TV, as TV Worldwide did for the 2000 and 2005 eNaugural webcast events
. Participants should have the Windows Media Player installed prior to the event and should log on by 9:00 PM on January 19th. Depending on scheduling, event content may begin to appear live on-line as early as 8PM ET.