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CBS online platforms to offer extensive second screen experience for 2013 NFL Draft

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:40 pm

CBSSports.com will offer an extensive second screen experience for the 2013 NFL Draft with "Draft Show Live," featuring live programming online and on the CBS Sports mobile app throughout all three days of the event.

The live show will feature an integrated social and interactive experience for viewers along with extensive news and commentary from a team of college and pro football insiders.

"Draft Show Live," sponsored by Cadillac, will offer viewers two different ways to engage with CBSSports.com's draft coverage. One lineup of analysts will offer insights, commentary and opinions about the draft, including pick-by-pick announcements and trade updates, while a second team of experts will offer social insights and buzz from Twitter and Facebook, as well as direct interactions with fans, instant poll results and more.

For draft fans on the go, the CBS Sports app for iPhone and Android, along with the CBSSports.com mobile website, will feature mock drafts, profiles of college prospects complete with their combine stats, and an enhanced live draft tracker with round-by-round picks. CBS Sports iPhone app users also will be able to watch streaming coverage of CBSSports.com's "Draft Show Live" directly on their mobile phones.

Senior CBSSports.com NFL columnist Pete Prisco and NFL writer Will Brinson will helm much of the live coverage, offering pick-by-pick grades, discussing what's trending in the social space around the draft, and answering fan questions via Twitter and phone calls.

Simultaneously, fantasy football expert Nathan Zegura and draft expert Rob Rang, along with host Kevin Corke, will discuss the latest news, offer predictions and analysis for all seven rounds of the draft, and interview coaches and general managers.

CBSSports.com "Draft Show Live" will also feature frequent updates from CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the site of the 2013 draft.

Schedule for 'Draft Show Live' on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app

Thursday, April 25

  • CBSSports.com "Draft Show Live" (8 p.m. until completion of first round)

Friday, April 26

  • CBSSports.com "Draft Show Live" (6:30 p.m.-completion of third round)

Saturday, April 27

  • CBSSports.com "Draft Show Live" (noon-completion of seventh round)

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