INDIANAPOLIS and LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning before the last race in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series, Championship Contenders Dario Franchitti and Will Power will chat with racing fans and members of the media worldwide about their season-long battle for the overall title during a live, video streaming and web chat hosted by INDYCAR and Ortsbo, the world's leading real-time experiential language platform. The chat will be broadcast in front of a live audience from the INDYCAR Fan Village at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, at 10 a.m. (PT) on Oct. 15 and can be viewed live from around the world at www.indycarliveandglobal.com where fans and members of the media can interact live with the drivers in up to 53 languages via Ortsbo's Guinness World Record-holding platform, Live & Global (www.ortsbo.com / www.liveandglobal.com).
The event will be hosted by 2011 Indianapolis 500 Champion Dan Wheldon. Wheldon also will field questions about the $5 million Go Daddy INDYCAR Challenge taking place during the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda race on Sunday, October 16, when the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series title will be decided between Franchitti and Power. Wheldon will be starting from the rear of the field of entries on race day and, if he wins the race, he and a lucky sweepstakes winner will split $5 million.
With participants from more than 90 countries participating in previous Live & Global events, the Ortsbo cloud application, powered by Microsoft Windows Azure, holds the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities in an online event.
For more information on the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships, visit www.indycarworldchampionships.com.
INDYCAR is the governing body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States, and Firestone Indy Lights, which serves as an essential stepping stone for drivers and teams striving to reach the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Mazda Road to Indy, a development ladder system for career-minded drivers who wish to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series. INDYCAR events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by long-term and broad-reaching partnerships with ABC and VERSUS. INDYCAR is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from major safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel tethers, chassis enhancements, ethanol fuel and the Holmatro Safety Team.
About Ortsbo Inc. www.ortsbo.com
Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com) enables real-time conversational translation in over 50 languages and seamlessly integrates with today's most popular social media platforms. Ortsbo Inc. is a subsidiary of Intertainment Media Inc., a Rich Media Applications leader, focused on delivering leading edge technology and marketing solutions enabling clients to power enhanced branding, loyalty initiatives and consumer engagement. Selected as a Microsoft Global Agency Initiative partner, Intertainment has joined an elite group of interactive agencies worldwide that Microsoft recommends to its Partners and Customers.
Ortsbo allows users to communicate with family, friends and colleagues around the world, providing users with the ability to break down language and cultural barriers through its easy to use, language centric platform products and services. Ortsbo's flagship product for social media (www.ortsbo.com) supports global communications with instant translation capability, real time multi-lingual social media chat connects to PC and Mac computers, mobile browsers as well as all major search engine and social media chat platforms. Ortsbo is releasing its mobile platform products for Apple, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry during Summer 2011.
Headquartered in the Toronto, Canada region, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Mateo, CA, Intertainment Media Inc. is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol "INT" (TSXV:INT) and in the US on the OTCQX under the symbol "ITMTF". Intertainment is also traded in Europe, on XETRA under the symbol "I4T".
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