Media and fans will have unprecedented LIVE access to Conor Daly from Silverstone, England, as he prepares for this weekend’s GP3 Series race. On Friday, VBrick Systems, Inc. will deliver the first of a number of high-definition live streaming video events through their Online Streaming Service VBOSS. Media and fans will be able to watch live events from either www.ConorDaly.net, www.VBrick.com or www.formula1blog.com and simultaneously submit questions to Daly via Twitter using the hashtag #CDALYLIVE. Twitter questions can also be submitted prior to the event using #CDALYLIVE. Friday’s event will pioneer an unprecedented level of access to a motorsports athlete in real time using leading edge technology.
“I’m into high tech and Twitter and it will be cool to use it to interact with fans and media across the globe. I’ve done many interviews during race weekends but this will be the first time that it will be streamed live over the internet,” said Daly. “What might be really interesting is to see if VBOSS might change how sponsors and the media gain access to drivers and teams in real time from events across the globe.”
Never before have fans and the media across the globe had live access to race car drivers during an event where they can interact. The first event from Silverstone, England will take place Friday July 6th at 5:00pm GMT – 12:00PM EDT – 9:00AM PDT. For 30 minutes Conor will provide commentary on his season to date and the weekend at Silverstone interspersed with questions from Twitter. (Please hashtag questions, #CDALYLIVE). This will be the first of multiple such events planned throughout the season.
“This weekend we are trying something that has never been done before in motorsports. We will use our technology to help make Conor’s fans, sponsors and the media feel like members of his team. People from around the globe will have live access to Conor from their computers or mobile devices and be able to interact with him and see it all in rich HD quality video,” said Doug Howard, CEO of VBrick.
VBrick, the leader in Enterprise IP Video, delivers comprehensive streaming solutions that are used in a wide range of live and on-demand applications including meeting and event broadcasts, enterprise-wide video content management, TV distribution, distributed learning, digital signage, and mission critical video surveillance. VBOSS leverages VBrick’s industry leading encoding and content management technology to deliver the industry’s premier Cloud-based solution for live events. VBrick customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated global corporations, leading educational institutions and government agencies.
Daly, who won round two of the championship in Barcelona, Spain in May, drives for Lotus GP, an all French team based just outside Paris, France. It is arguably Europe’s best junior team having won the past two GP3 championships. Past drivers who have come through their development system include, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Paul DiResta, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.
Daly, the 2010 American Formula Star Mazda Champion, is sponsored by: VBrick Systems Inc., Delavaco Capital Inc., Callcap, Merchant Services LTD, The College Network, and Tom Lange Company with additional support from; St. Vincent Sports Performance, Alpinestars and Aspin Group.