LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation of North America (@PanasonicUSA) today announced that it will host the global interactive webcast LIVE @ CES for the third straight year during 2014 International CES. This year LIVE @ CES will welcome a variety of guests and offer exclusive never-before-seen content and cover a range of topics, from business solutions to electronic technology in the home and on the road. As an added bonus, Panasonic will offer a suite of prizes for fans who tweet in questions for on-screen talent and experts throughout each Google+ Hangout segment.
For the first two days of the 2014 International CES, fans at home can truly feel as though they are at CES by visiting www.panasonic.com/CES, where they can view and interact with live streaming broadcasts direct from the show floor. The broadcast will kick off with live coverage from Panasonic's booth (#9806) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the CES show floor on Tuesday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. GMT, airing 30-minute Google+ Hangouts across two days with topics ranging from Music on Wheels and the Future of 4K to Hybrid Photography. Viewers watching from home or on their mobile devices are invited to join the conversation and tweet in their questions to @PanasonicUSA using hashtag #PanasonicCES throughout the Google+ Hangout sessions. One interactive participant from each segment will be entered to win Panasonic prizes including a 2014 VIERA HDTV and LUMIX GX7, among others.
LIVE @ CES will feature exclusive video content from YouTube sensations DevinSuperTramp (@devinsupertramp), HeyKayli (@Hey_Kayli) and KandeeJohnson (@kandeejohnson), featuring Panasonic products ranging from the company's "tough" adventure products to hair tools and home appliances.
Panasonic is also pleased to welcome a variety of other high-profile guests throughout the two days including representatives from American Airlines, BMW Motors and Churchill Downs. Due to its live nature, viewers can expect surprise guest stars.
"Nothing can compare to the live action on the CES show floor, but Panasonic is bringing the fast-paced thrill and excitement directly to fans with LIVE @ CES where we will capture the most interesting topics and speak with fascinating guests ranging from leaders in the electronics industry to major players in the film and music worlds," said Betty Noonan, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America. "By incorporating unique and fun elements to our show this year, including the addition of YouTube stars, we are looking forward to capturing even greater audience participation and keeping the conversation going with fans even after CES has ended."
LIVE @ CES host Cali Lewis (@CaliLewis) will return for the third year to engage guests and interact with fans online. Cali, the host of GeekBeat.TV and President of Livid Lobster, Inc., Geek Beat's parent company, brings years of consumer tech expertise to LIVE @ CES, and is a pioneer in podcasting, racking up hundreds of millions of views in the past six years alone. Jordan Burchette (@JordanBurchette), Managing Editor for RYOT News, will again return to the Panasonic LIVE @ CES program as a roving reporter, giving fans up-to-the-minute updates on the latest and greatest technology innovations at the 2014 International CES directly from the show floor. Jordan has previously worked at Men's Fitness, Maxim.com, ESPN.com, CNN.com, CBS Sports Network and brings his personality, knowledge and insightful commentary to LIVE @ CES.
For those not attending 2014 International CES, visiting LIVE @ CES is the only way to watch this exclusive content from anywhere in the world.
Key Dates/Times for Live Viewing at www.panasonic.com/CES:
- LIVE @ CES kicks-off at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. GMT
- Scheduled Google+ Hangouts include:
- 11:30 a.m. PT: Music on Wheels
- 1:30 p.m. PT: The Evolution of Large Video Entertainment
- 2:30 p.m. PT: The Future of 4K
- 4:00 p.m. PT: See DevinSuperTramp's Latest Extreme Ropeswing Video
- LIVE @ CES starts broadcasting at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. GMT
- 10:00 a.m. PT: In-flight Entertainment and Communications
- 11:00 a.m. PT: Tablets in the Enterprise
- 1:00 p.m. PT: LUMIX Hybrid Photography and Fashion
- 2:00 p.m. PT: Style and Beauty featuring KandeeJohnson
- 3:00 p.m. PT: Making Breakfast Easy with HeyKayli
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand rose to number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report (http://bit.ly/19WFSpu). As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, built to meet LEED certification standards, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.