PokerVision Announces New Interactive Broadcasting App
The PokerVision Network is launching an interactive broadcasting app that will brings the viewers at home into the action. According to the announcement the new app, called CyberRail, will work with live poker event broadcasts and allow both players and viewers to interact in real-time.
The app is developed by Mobivivo Inc., which is also owned by PokerVision’s parent company, the ePlay Network. The press release contains very few details on how the app actually works, but it sounds a lot like other platforms recently introduced to both Twitch and YouTube.
The release points out that CyberRail was specifically designed for the PVN but has a broad potential to be used in a variety of live broadcasts such as live sports and esports. The network plans to make the new app a key component of its live event broadcasting so poker fans can expect it to be integrated into upcoming televised tournaments and more.
“Together with Mobovivo, PVN will change the way events are televised and players can interact with their friends and fans as well as with the broadcast team and add elements of daily fantasy through the integration of a sports game engine,” said PVN’s director of poker programming, Adam Schwartz.
It is hard to say whether the app will become a vital part of the poker viewing experience with so many of the most important details lacking. For example, the announcement left all mention of which devices will work with the app and when it will be available.