World Series of Beer Pong Live for the 1st Time on Facebook
on 29/12/11 at 11:36 amBooze News
Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce, and TV Free Media, a pioneer in live streaming, are pleased to announce they are bringing the first live broadcast of the World Series of Beer Pong VII to Facebook’s 800 million users worldwide. Fans can get a front-row seat to watch the champions gather for the ultimate Beer Pong show-down streamed in high-definition from world famous hotel and casino the Flamingo Las Vegas. The live Facebook broadcast of the finals will be available on BPONG.com’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BPONG , on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. PT.
TV Free Media teamed up with Milyoni to provide Beer Pong fans unable to make it to the event in-person with a great social experience via Facebook. Using Milyoni’s Social Live technology, fans can watch the finals from virtually anywhere in the world, and chat, comment and share the experience with friends and other fans. Viewers can RSVP or purchase access to the broadcast using one of two global currencies, Facebook Credits or PayPal. Access to the championship is available for 50 Facebook Credits/$4.99 if purchased in advance or 70 Facebook Credits/$6.99 once the event begins. DVD’s will also be available for purchase on the event’s Facebook streaming page and in the BPONG.com store.
“Beer Pong has a cult-like following, especially among the college crowd, making Facebook the ideal platform for fans that can’t make it to the festivities,” said John Corpus, founder and CEO, Milyoni. “Our goal is to bring a truly social experience to unique events like this, allowing fans to get in on the action, even if they are watching from miles away.”
“We’re thrilled to be uniting beer pong fans all over the globe by broadcasting the World Series of Beer Pong to every bar projector, smartphone, iPad, and web-enabled device that wants it,” said Alex Rochestie, founder of TV Free Media. “There is a huge following for beer pong and with the help of partners like Milyoni, we’re glad to reach more fans than ever before.”
To RSVP or purchase access to the World Series of Beer Pong VII, visit www.facebook.com/BPONG .
ABOUT MILYONI Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Milyoni, Inc. is the leader in F-commerce. The company’s technology provides entertainment and lifestyle companies with a way to connect and engage with Facebook fans, and turn them into customers. Whether it’s watching a live concert, movie or sporting event or shopping your favorite brands, Milyoni enables companies to monetize fans pages through a unique level of engagement and a shared, social experience. Milyoni’s services reach over 150 million fans from industry leading customers, including Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Ridgeline Entertainment, Austin City Limits Live, Turner Broadcasting, University of Oklahoma and The NBA to bring a variety of digital content and physical goods to fans on Facebook. For more information, visit www.milyoni.com .
ABOUT TV FREE MEDIA TV Free Media’s revolutionary business model offers partners new and exciting techniques to engage fans and attract sponsors by delivering content to consumers whenever, wherever, and however they want to watch it. TV Free Media is a pioneering and dominating force in new media production, live event coverage and creative brand development. TV Free Media is dedicated to creating the very best media products available today and building strong relationships with partners for the future. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/tvfreemedia .
ABOUT BPONG The World Series of Beer Pong is the largest organized beer pong tournament in the world, created by Las Vegas-based BPONG.COM. The 2012 event is expected to draw more than 500 teams from at least 48 U.S. states/districts and nearly a dozen countries, to determine who is the best in the world at the sport of beer pong. Those unfamiliar with the sport of beer pong may be surprised to know that it has become popular with celebrities, baby boomers, college grads and elite athletes alike. For more information, visit www.BPONG.com