Want to get a sneak peek at the nation’s number one prospect, running back Najee Harris, who is committed to Alabama? It’s going to be possible today beginning at 9 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. Pacific and 10 p.m. Eastern).
Bleacher Report will have Harris’s Antioch team playing at Deer Valley on Facebook Live. The broadcast will focus on the future Alabama star with special camera angles and features.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/bleacherreport for the live stream.
Viewers tuning in on Facebook will be able to comment on and add Reactions to the action in real-time, engage with other fans, and share the live stream with friends.
This unique broadcast is being produced for a millennial audience on a mobile device, and will incorporate such elements as a live Q&A with broadcasters, millennial-friendly in-game content, unique camera angles, and real-time sports performance metrics.
Because the game will be streamed via Facebook Live, viewers will be able to interact with the Bleacher Report broadcast team in real-time by leaving their questions and comments in Facebook’s comments section. Stephen Nelson and Michael Felder will be in the booth monitoring the comments throughout the game and responding directly to the audience. Bleacher Report will also incorporate polls into the broadcast, allowing viewers on Facebook to weigh in on such things as which fans have the best halftime cheer.
Millennial-friendly in-game content
Bleacher Report will have producers roaming the stadium capturing content for Instagram and using MSQRD, an app that lets you try out different masks and effects. Bleacher Report will be able to integrate elements from Instagram and MSQRD into the broadcast. For example, Bleacher Report can feed an Instagram Story, or MSQRD video, into the broadcast and have it playback, much like a video package.
Unique camera angles
Bleacher Report will experiment with camera angles to give fans a unique view of the action. The broadcast will feature a special camera angle focused on Najee Harris, Antioch’s running back who is committed to play for Alabama next year.
Bleacher Report is partnering with STATSports to incorporate several sports performance metrics into the broadcast. For example, players will wear trackers that measure data such as miles-per-hour.