Thursday, September 19, 2013

Live On-Air Blue Blood TV Hangout on Google+

In preparation for the upcoming basketball season and in celebration of the UNC/Duke rivalry, fans can hang out with two of their favorite former UNC players., LLC, a media and technology company located in Durham has announced an interactive Blue Blood TV (Google+) Hangout with two of UNC’s most accomplished basketball stars.

On Tuesday, September 24th at 4:30 PM, Mitch Kupchak and George Lynch will join Blue Blood TV’s social hangout to talk with famed basketball historian, Art Chansky to discuss all things Carolina basketball, including the the theatrical premiere of The Duke-Carolina, The Blue Blood Rivalry on October, 1 at the Carolina Theatre as well as the special moments of the rivalry and the upcoming basketball season.  Kupchak and Lynch will interact with fans online, as well as those in attendance for the live event at Beyu Caffe.

“We are producing interactive online/live events as part of our partnership with Google+,” said Hassan Pinto, Founder of GreatestFan. “GreatestFan is connecting fans to the greatest rivalry in sports.”

“We encourage fans to visit the Beyu Caffe and watch the show live. A few lucky attendees will be selected to participate live on set with Kupchak, Lynch and Chansky in a virtual discussion,” Pinto added. Fans that attend the live event at the Beyu Caffe are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets to watch and listen to the show as it airs live.

“The Duke-­Carolina rivalry is the best rivalry in American sports due to the proximity of the universities and the sustained excellence of each program.

 “The Duke-Carolina rivalry is the best rivalry in American sports due to the proximity of the universities and the sustained excellence of each program. The rivalry is further intensified because the fans of both teams live and work amongst one another," added Pinto.

As the film’s theatrical premiere at Durham’s Carolina Theatre on October 1st draws near, Pinto and GreatestFan, LLC want fans to experience the hoopla live.  "To one very, very lucky fan we are giving a pair of tickets to each of the 2014 Duke-Carolina games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham and the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. The winner will be announced at the Carolina Theatre premiere," Pinto said.  "When we rolled out the Blue Blood brand (eBook, Movie and TV show), we wanted to be sure, absolutely sure, that we were able to connect the fans to the story. The best way to do that is to send a few lucky people to the games!” Pinto added. According to Pinto, fans have entered from across the United States and the globe to win these tickets.

In advance of the premiere, GreatestFan is airing shows live on Blue Blood TV with guests including basketball alumni from each program. Check Google’s On-­air Schedule or the Blue Bood TV’s page for show times. To enter to win the tickets to both games, Blue Blood rivalry fans can like or join GreatestFan’s Blue Blood Facebook, Twitter, or Google pages. Full contest rules are available at GreatestFan’s Blue Blood TV page on Google+. Fans can also text "blueblood" to 919-­490-­8602, or email their name and mailing address to Greatest Fan with the subject line “Blue Blood Tix.”

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