Before you know it, smartphone-wielding football referees will be able to review their calls and respond to nasty tweets about those calls all in one go. ESPN is set to start embedding video streams of instant replays into its tweets, according to various reports. Through a partnership with Ford and Twitter, ESPN’s college football account, @ESPNCFB, will begin the effort today, as the bowl games kick in, and continue it through January 15, one week past the end of the college football season, according to Adweek. A Twitter rep told Adweek that the clips would be 30 seconds or less and would be preceded by a 5- to 8-second ad from Ford. Promoted tweets are also part of the plan, which would let ESPN and Ford tie the clips to relevant search terms and trending topics and get them in front of people who aren’t followers of @ESPNCFB or Ford.
ESPN to Embed Video Highlights in Tweets
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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).