Here are some of our favorite pieces of digital video content from around the U.S. these past couple of weeks.
The world may be at a continued standstill, but with the help of technology, there is no shortage of digital content helping viewers stay connected with their favorite teams and players. Read on for the latest innovative viewing experiences, from live player Q&As to charitable eSports tournaments.
D.C. United hosts remote AMAs
D.C. United is keeping fans entertained in the absence of MLS games with live ‘Ask Me Anything’ broadcasts every Tuesday. Each broadcast is hosted by D.C. United On-Air Talent, Claudia Pagán, and features a different player. The entire end-to-end production is created remotely, featuring the host and players’ individual video streams on screen. By streaming the AMAs to multiple digital platforms including Facebook and YouTube, fans can tune in easily from any device.
Inter Miami CF plays FIFA for Stream Aid
Inter Miami CF players Julián Carranza, Lewis Morgan, Lee Nguyen, and Rodolfo Pizarro teamed up to play FIFA 20 live on Twitch for Stream Aid 2020. With video from all players on screen alongside the live game, viewers had a blast watching their instantaneous reactions to both plays and commentary from the host – EA Sports FIFA personality, Fernando Palomo. The mini-tournament featured individual matchups before Pizarro was eventually crowned champion. Although, with live graphics and animations promoting donations for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response, we think everyone wins.
PGA Tour throws it back
PGA Tour is offering fans a unique opportunity to relive historic golf rounds on Facebook. The golf organization is publishing historic rounds enhanced with new graphic ‘fun facts’ and player stats. An original and creative viewing experience to tide fans over until the golfing season resumes.
NBA meets NBA 2K
Starting on April 3rd, NBA stars including Kevin Durant and Trae Young went head to head playing NBA 2K20 on Xbox One. The winner of the single elimination tournament will select a charity beneficiary to receive a $100,000 donation from 2K, the NBA and NBPA. Fans can tune in on ESPN, ESPN2 or on the ESPN and NBA apps to watch. Each game will also be streamed on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook where viewers can join in the conversation using #NBA2KTourney.
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