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FOX to present first-ever live, on-screen 'American Idol' camera feed during commercial break

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:30 am

Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola and AT&T are first-ever sponsors of live, on-screen double-boxing in entertainment programming

In tonight's live "American Idol" Top 6 results show (8 p.m.), FOX will present an on-screen double-box live camera feed of the show during a commercial break featuring official sponsors Ford, Coca-Cola and AT&T - a television first for entertainment programming.

When "American Idol" cuts to commercial breaks later in the show, the behind-the-scenes excitement will continue live during the ad break, giving viewers an exclusive peek from backstage, the "Idol" stage and the audience. The live show content will appear on-screen simultaneously alongside each official sponsor's commercial airing during the results show. Also, the official series sponsors will gain added exposure with on-screen graphics and wraps in these double-boxed commercial pods.

The "double box" keeps viewers connected to the storytelling of the program by giving the feeling of being at a live show, in turn keeping them attentive throughout the commercial pod and continually engaged with the larger window that features the advertising message. Combined with the branding of the on-screen wrap, ad engagement is heightened over full-screen format, a significant benefit to key sponsors.

The Top 6 is Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller.

Visit americanidol.com for additional information regarding "American Idol" voting, as well as exclusive videos, interviews and photos, plus special behind-the-scenes information and news.

Fans can "like" "American Idol" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey, @yo_randyjackson, @nickiminaj and @keithurban.

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