Friday, December 3, 2010

Live Streaming Video Annotations with Fox Sports North

By Winter Mead, Product Marketing Director

Coincident TV (CTV) launches its latest feature – video annotations – with Fox Sports North (FSN).

A video annotation is just like a regular annotation but with one difference – instead of displaying a still image or SWF, it displays a video stream as its content. In FSN's Hockey Prep Zone experience, Akamai, a leading content delivery network, streams live hockey games into the CTV player every Thursday night. For the rest of the week, the Akamai streams can be replayed if desired by revisiting the experience.

When the Hockey Prep Zone launches, all videos are initially muted. Mousing over an annotation plays the audio for the selected annotation. Click on a video annotation to watch an individual game and chat live with other video viewers. The chat room is sponsored by Arby's. Yum.

FSN’s Hockey Prep Zone is a creative collaboration between Coincident TV and Fox Sports North. The platform uses Coincident TV Cue Point Technology to integrate video annotations and web services.

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