March, 20 2014
Contact: Douglas Kiesling 651-238-0258, Ben McMillan 515-451-6330
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- StormChasingVideo.com LLC, and The Iowa Storm Chasing Network are proud to announce a partnership in a coast-to-coast journey this weekend to test out the latest technology in live mobile newsgathering.
In partnership with Google Corporation’s YouTube.com, Kiesling and McMillan will attempt to make the approximately 2,900 mile drive from Times Square, New York to Santa Monica Beach, California NONSTOP while streaming live video to YouTube LIVE starting at 1pm Eastern Time on Friday, March 21 2014.
The pair will mobile broadcast from the New York City area over the lunch hour Friday, and then proceed to cross the country LIVE in front of YouTube’s millions of viewers, broadcasting each mile of the historic trip in high quality video.
The trip is scheduled to conclude around 8am Pacific Time Sunday morning after showing the sunrise on Santa Monica Pier in California. Other highlights on the trip will include driving over the Brooklyn Bridge, past the Saint Louis Arch, streaming the Interstate 70 corridor through the Rocky Mountains, driving through the Las Vegas Strip, and finally through downtown Los Angeles at night.
To watch the live stream, go here
Devon Storveck, of the YouTube Partnership Team, says a project like this has never been attempted or
carried out before by any of their broadcast members.
Kiesling, along with company technical advisor Brian Dombrowski, devised a system to broadcast
SD and HD video out of moving vehicles and into TV newsroom studios and multiple CDNs, such as YouTube LIVE, simultaneously.
The technology has been deployed by Kiesling's company, StormChasingVideo.com, with the primary mission of covering breaking-news weather events around the country as they happen.
Most recently, Kiesling covered the severe winter storms associated with 2014’s “Polar Vortex,” and McMillan broadcasted live from both El Reno and Moore Oklahoma tornadoes in May of 2013. This week’s project engages the pair’s mobile newsgathering equipment to push the limits of geography and duration.
Media inquiries are welcome, and live footage and interviews from the road will be provided to both local and national clients.
Television markets on the route include:
1. New York
4. St. Louis
5. Kansas City
7. Las Vegas
8. Los Angeles
StormChasingVideo.com, LLC. provides late-breaking HD stock video of news events as they happen. Known by many in the industry for a niche in breaking news weather stories, StormChasingVideo.com has some of the fastest turn-around times when processing packages from its stringers. When the story is weather, StormChasingVideo.com helps clients tell the story first and accurately with video from the front line of stories. Recently partnering with LiveNewsVideoNetwork.com, a venture of Creative Heads Inc. of Sarasota Florida, StormChasingVideo.com company has extended its content to include LIVE breaking coverage for both television and online news clients.
About the Iowa Storm Chasing Network
The Iowa Storm Chasing Network provides weather forecasts, and up to the minute updates for the state of Iowa and surrounding regions. A team of storm chasers deploys each Spring to cover severe weather across the American Midwest. The team focuses on professional live coverage of severe weather as it happens.