Get your Game On!
WATCH OUT for the staging of more enlightening online and interactive live Game On football shows by the NATION Publishing Company Limited at the popular Bubba’s Sports Bar as the FIFA World Cup winds down.
After the inaugural beaming of yesterday’s semi-final when Germany handed host country Brazil a 7-1 thrashing, the show’s executive producer Tim Slinger said he was proud of the first-time effort, hosted by the NATION football analyst Renaldo Gilkes and Caribbean media personality Karishma Matthew.
“It is a historic occasion for us. We are very pleased with how it came off. I was very impressed with our first-time presenters, both Renaldo and Miss Matthew did an exceptionally good job,” said Slinger, who is also a Managing Editor at the NATION.
The second semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands will also be telecast from the same venue today with pre-game analysis and live discussion starting at 3:30 p.m. ahead of the 4 p.m. kick-off, followed by half-time and post-match analysis.
Former Barbados captain Norman Forde will be the special invited guest for today’s semi-final which will also be streamed live on Facebook (Nation Barbados) and YouTube (Nationnews Barbados) from Bubba’s, where those present will get the opportunity to win on-the-spot prizes.
“This is a new dimension that the NATION will be looking toward. It’s the way forward and I think we can only go from strength to strength,” said veteran journalist Slinger.
“Like most things, we want to be the trendsetters and we have set the ball rolling,” he noted.
“We hope that by Sunday (for the final) we will be able to bring a lot of different attractions and prizes so that we can have a greater participation where we can invite the public to come on board and not only watch the match but benefit from coming and enjoying themselves as well,” he said.
Game On is sponsored by ICBL, Sol (Barbados) Limited and Burger King Restaurants. (EZS)