Thundershock MN 168 Posted January 18, 2014 Share Posted January 18, 2014 So, I'm sitting here watching Fox Sports North's annual production of Hockey Day Minnesota. They go all out for the production producing 16 hours of coverage from three locations (one of them being outdoors) and, have "all hands on deck" even having some of the Fox Sports Wisconsin talent pitch in. Anyway, one of the new features this year is an "Interactive Feed" on the Fox Sports North Plus channel. It's basically a full simulcast operating in squeezeback mode. The surrounding space allows for pictures shared via twitter & instagram along with a space at the bottom for tweets. ESPN did something similar to this with the BCS Championship game this year. I'm sure the networks like it as it allows them to aggregate viewers from two channels for ratings purposes. Plus, it generates some buzz on social media potentially resulting in additional viewers looking to see what. So, What do you think of this use of an additional channel for "big" sporting events? Sidebar - Fox Sports 2 also carried Hockey Day Minnesota live from it's 9am start through the conclusion of the Gophers/Buckeyes game. Thought this was a great way to give FS2 some unique, live content. I wonder if they might lean on the Fox RSN's like this for some original content that can be cleared nationally. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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