Zeitbyte Digital Media to Webcast Children's Museum of the Arts' Art Auction 2011

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The live stream will enable museum patrons to view the event from any computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Being able to broadcast this event means that even more people will be able to participate in the event and help us raise these critical funds.

Zeitbyte Digital Media (http://www.zeitbyte.com), a leading provider of professional webcasting and video production services, will live webcast the Children’s Museum of the Arts’(CMA) Art Auction 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 2, 2011.

The seventh annual event, which will be held at 82 Mercer Street in New York City, raises essential funds to directly support the museum’s unique school and community outreach programs that provide invaluable arts programming to undeserved children throughout New York.

Paddle8’s Alexander Gilkes will lead live and silent auctions featuring pieces by Andy Warhol, Cecily Brown, William Quigley, Yoko Ono, James Nares, and 95 other established and emerging artists.

Zeitbyte is sponsoring the event’s webcast, which will enable museum patrons who cannot attend in person to watch the auction live from any computer, tablet, or mobile device.

“We are excited to partner with CMA on this project. On a personal level, I’m a huge fan of the work they do, and I’m happy Zeitbyte is able to help contribute to the museum’s success,” said Zeitbyte President Gary Kahn. “Live streaming the auction will not only give CMA additional exposure, but will also give bidders unable to attend the feeling they are ‘in the room.’”

"CMA is thrilled to be partnering with Zeitbyte Digital Media to further extend the reach of this event, our most important fundraiser of the year," said Lucy Ofiesh, CMA's Director of Marketing & Special Projects. "Proceeds from our annual art auction support CMA's free and subsidized programs that reach thousands of children and families each year at the museum, and in public schools, hospitals, and community venues across the city. Being able to broadcast this event means that even more people will be able to participate in the event and help us raise these critical funds."

Event tickets are available here.

About Zeitbyte Digital Media
Since 2006, Zeitbyte Digital Media (http://www.zeitbyte.com) has been leading the way for practical applications of emerging online video technologies, including live event webcasting, video production services, customized video players, media encoding, and media management/streaming. With a filmmaker’s eye for quality, the latest in technological know-how, and a focus on providing expert guidance and superb customer service, Zeitbyte offers a full range of cost-effective video solutions for making clients’ digital media projects and campaigns a spectacular success. Some of Zeitbyte’s clients include Con Edison, The Associated Press, Kenneth Cole, Universal Music Group, Ogilvy PR, UBS, Neiman Marcus, and Michael Kors.

About the Children’s Museum of the Arts
Founded in Lower Manhattan in 1988, the Children’s Museum of the Arts (http://www.cmany.org) provides authentic hands-on art experiences for children with practicing artists, both in our art-filled museum and in the community. CMA’s mission is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. CMA works to fulfill its mission through four distinct initiatives: On-Site Public Programming that includes interactive art stations and artist-led workshops, early-childhood arts workshops, after-school classes, intensive art camps and special family programs; School & Community Outreach Programs throughout New York City; Art Exhibitions; and a Permanent Collection of 2,000 pieces of children’s art from around the world.

Contact:
Jennifer Zipf
Director of Marketing
Zeitbyte Digital Media
212.989.4820
press(at)zeitbyte(dot)com

Lucy Ofiesh
Director of Marketing & Special Projects
Children’s Museum of the Arts
212.274.0986 x 131
lofiesh(at)cmany(dot)org

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