TORONTO and NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortsbo.com, the real-time conversational translator, will host a two part Live & Global event from the Red Carpet and Backstage at this year's prestigious Orange Amplification Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with currencies.co.uk. The event is being hosted by Ortsbo spokesman and partner, Gene Simmons.
Classic Rock Live & Global will be a combination worldwide chat and webcast, streamed live from the historic Roundhouse in London. Fans and press from around the world will be able to ask their questions in up to 53 different languages using Ortsbo.com's seamless translation technology while watching a live video stream at www.classicrockliveandglobal.com.
Questions will be asked in any one of ORTSBO.com's 53 native languages, and then instantly translated into English. The question is answered in English, and the questioner gets the answer back in their own language. All viewers can pick any of the 53 languages to view and understand the event.
Part one of this web interactive event will be broadcast from the Red Carpet at 1800 London time on November 9 until 1915. Later that night, as the awards are presented, the winners and presenters will move to the ORTSBO.com Press area which will be active from 2115 until approximately 2330.
With over 32 million monthly unique users spending well over 250 million minutes of engagement each month, Ortsbo.com is proud to announce its first live event outside North America.
Scheduled to appear and/or perform at this year's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour are Brian May, Chrissie Hynde, Duff McKagan, Ian Anderson, Pete Townshend, Peter Frampton, Randy Bachman and Roger Daltrey, as well as Jeff Beck who is set to receive the Living Legend Award during the ceremony, and host Gene Simmons.
An ambassador for the Ortsbo brand, Simmons has praised Ortsbo.com translation technology by stating "Ortsbo takes a sledgehammer to the Tower of Babel that is modern communication. It connects humanity. We are all one people."
Fans (and press members who can't attend the event) will be able to view and participate in the chat by pre-registering at www.classicrockliveandglobal.com and logging on November 8th to watch the live event. Members of the press should click the "Press" button for registration, and qualified persons will be placed in a separate press queue. A limited number of press members will be admitted to the actual event. Please contact (see below) Paul Elliott or Duff Battye for registration.
This is a great way to view and join in all the backstage activities surrounding the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Deemed by Music-News as "one of the most respected and highly anticipated music events of the year", the show is organized by Classic Rock Magazine and features reader-voted award categories such as Best New Band, Album of The Year and Band of the Year.
This Live & Global highlights the fifth time Ortsbo.com has used its chat platform to host a global interactive chat event. Previous events have featured KISS's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, two-time MVP and NBA superstar Steve Nash, three generations of the legendary Andretti racing family and a global chat with the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Championship contenders.
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.
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".
About Classic Rock Magazine
The world's most revered and respected hard rock magazine, every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories behind rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and far beyond. Written by the world's leading rock experts and featuring rock's most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths and brings you the latest in 21st century rock. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock's biggest names, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet.
Classic Rock is the original main brand from the same people who also publish Classic Rock Presents Prog and Classic Rock Presents AOR. Classic Rock: The world's only high-voltage rock'n'roll magazine.
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