SHOWTIME(R) to Offer MMA Fans Online Interactive Experience With ‘Strikeforce: All Access’
Mixed Martial Arts Event to Stream Simultaneously With Live SHOWTIME Telecast of Strikeforce: “Shamrock vs. Diaz”;
Fans can purchase the live webcast simultaneously with the live SHOWTIME telecast beginning at
“By and large, the core fight fans watching MMA on SHOWTIME are among the most technologically savvy of all viewers,” said Hershman. “We are proud to offer this enhanced experience to an audience that will embrace the opportunity to control the content and interact with one another during the live show. Strikeforce: All Access puts you in the driver seat.”
Strikeforce: All Access will cost
With Strikeforce: All Access, fans can be the producer. Users can toggle between five live cameras surrounding the cage with full pause and rewind capabilities. Audio tracks will include the SHOWTIME telecast fight call by
Fans will be able to make predictions, comment on live fights, discuss outcomes and even talk a little smack with All Access through a live Facebook(R) Connect application.
Other Strikeforce: All Access features will include professional photography from the action in the cage, as well as behind-the-scenes, backstage and fan photos. Images will be uploaded during the live event via Flickr, the popular image and video hosting website and online community.
If users want to own the ring-walk music of their favorite fighter, they can purchase select songs via iTunes directly from links on the site.
“SHOWTIME has led the industry in multi-platform initiatives for years,” said
“Sports will be one of the big winners with the availability of high quality, scalable and affordable live streaming,” said
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