TokBox and Fox Sports Huddle in Release of Interactive Broadcast Technology

Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot

TokBox, an interactive video broadcast solution, is launching in connection with Fox Sports in a promising move that will redefine viewer engagement, potentially shifting the way traditional television is consumed. A subsidiary of Telefonica, this real-time communications platform is ready to unveil a move that will shatter our expectations for interactive broadcast events forever. Its partnership with Fox Sports will be lethal, as the two companies commence audience engagement during today’s Fox Sports Huddle, a weekly conversation on the nation’s college football.



This launch will make history, enabling a true multi-party interaction with “flexibility for the website and application owners.” TokBox introduces Spotlight, opening doors for video broadcast opportunities. A live broadcast event will begin with open dialog between two parties, inviting additional speakers to “chime in” and become part of the show. Through the Fox Sports Huddle, Spotlight will allow college fans, coaches, players, and experts to “come face to face on FoxSports.com, one of the biggest sports websites in the world.” Live studio feeds will stream video in real-time and will include feeds from its viewers as well. Recorded broadcasts will be accessible on demand and be rebroadcast to television screens around the United States.

Participants will not need to download any plugins or applications, as TokBox Spotlight embeds into any website with little need for coding. Event producers will have complete control of the broadcast and may opt to eliminate participants who aren’t respecting system’s structure. Broadcasts can be shared via various social media platforms, where additional viewers may become active in conversation.

“Brands are moving beyond the concept of being content creators to becoming content enablers — bringing their fans, followers and general audience into discussions,” comments TokBox CEO Scott Lomond. “Whether that’s enabling interaction with celebrities or providing feedback about their products, brands appreciate that the opinions of their audiences is the truly valuable content.”

He also states that “in bringing together traditional broadcast with the power of online, Fox Sports is introducing the next generation of broadcast media. WebRTC is a true game changer for broadcasting, enabling anyone with a webcam or a smartphone to join in the show. Fox Sports is harnessing its community and providing unprecedented access to its broadcasters and sports stars.”

“Sports fans nowadays want to be involved at a much higher level. Leveraging TokBox’s Spotlight, Fox Sports is giving fans a unique chance to be part of the action by creating direct interaction with our hosts and guests on a weekly basis,” adds the Fox Sports Digital V of Sales Integration. 

We may have seen this type of interactivity through the integration of Skype and U-Stream and even through Hangouts, but we haven’t seen it on this plateau. Nor have we seen it at this level of sophistication, amongst complete strangers, and in a high-traffic arena. With the partnership between TokBox and Fox Sports, one can only imagine the new heights that will be taken in global video broadcast production from here on out. Will we begin to see live direct-to-television broadcasts? Will we begin to implement live broadcast segments for at-home commentators during traditional events, such as The Grammy Awards, The Super Bowl, or even the Presidential Inauguration? It’s hard to tell what the future will bring. Keep your popcorn in hand, because it’s about to be interesting.

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Pilar Sanders El-Dey returns to Sabir Bey Show challenges TMZ, the NFL and more

Pilar Sanders El-Dey returns to Sabir Bey Show challenges TMZ, the NFL and more

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO EXAMINER

Today, September 15, 2014, a personal disclosure by Sabir Bey (activist, producer, television show host and public speaker) was made to Examiner.com via telephone interview that spoke on recent happenings with The Sabir Bey Show on LA Talk Live. As of September 9, 2014, The Sabir Bey Show entered its third season with the continued mission of delivering “Pure Edu-tainment” to viewers in over 180-countries around the World.

The season kicked off with special guest, Pilar Biggers Sanders Love El-Dey, who shed light on very controversial topics in her life which surrounded a recent divorce with Deion Sanders and included child abuse, domestic violence, slander, defamation, attempted murder, political blackmail and unconfirmed, exaggerated, misrepresentation provided by TMZ to the masses.

The Sabir Bey Show continues to use Online platforms as a form of Public Relations in order to share “#truth” and “#edutainment” with the masses, by allowing the “other side of the coin” to be told. Often, the victim is not who traditional media amasses it to being! The same goes for History, Civics, Law, Society, Entertainment and Hip Hop, which are other topics covered on his show.

This show has been a platform for many award-winning celebrities, authors, professors and historians over the years. The mission remains the same in bringing the five pillars of Moorish principle — “love, peace, justice, freedom and truth” — to future generations by way of the media, where they are often shortchanged. Being that technology has taken over in such a profound way in the last decade, The Sabir Bey Show primarily markets these principles through the show, an interactive website and social media.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Sabir Bey has informed us that Pilar Biggers Sanders Love El-Dey will reappear on the show to give more detail into the controversies surrounding her divorce, obstacles surrounding her as a woman who has reclaimed her identity as a Moorish American, and insight into the Entertainment World. Together, they will cover laws and civics surrounding her circumstances, as well as new topics for discussion based on current events.

A very important topic that will be addressed is the defamation of the Moorish people (the “so-called people of color”), who share a very rich heritage that often goes without acknowledgment in today’s Global society. TMZ has released a very disrespectful and disturbing video piece that has offended many of those who are aware of the histories surrounding their ancestry and current way of life, in which has previously been stripped from them. Sabir has challenged TMZ to counter this matter and awaits a potential visit on the show, whether in person or via telephone response. It is unknown whether they will respond or not.

The Sabir Bey Show airs live every Tuesday at 3PM Pst (6PM Est) on UStreamTV, Roku Streaming Players, Itunes Radio 1&2 (R&B), Aha Radio, Stitcher Radio, RadioFlag, Live365, LATalkLive.com and TheSabirBeyShow.com. Make sure to tune in for “Pure Edu-tainment” with Sabir Bey, Alberto Gaytan-Dey, Sal Vader and DJ Hazze. The Sabir Bey Show is also actively seeking sponsors, advertisers and partnerships. Visit TheSabirBeyShow.com to find out how!

DISCLAIMER: Jessica N. Abraham is no longer affiliated with the show or any creative assets, thereof. Since 2016, the site and all assets have been under new ownership. All designs, edits and administration to the official websites are no longer controlled by Jessica N. Abraham or Shorty Produkshins.

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