PRNewswire/ — zeebox, the leading social network for TV today announced a new event happening live online on Sunday, March 2 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET during this year’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, in conjunction with popular female comic and YouTube star Miranda Sings. Sings is known for her quirky characters and humorous renditions of today’s hit pop songs, she has more than 800,000 YouTube followers and a host of dedicated fans who are self-proclaimed “Mirfandas.” She’s bringing her sense of fun to one of the most glamorous nights in show business. Fans can download zeebox or join in the action by going here: http://zeebox.com/awardsroom
“How is it possible that you don’t know who I am? I am really famous, and I have Mirfandas all over the world,” said Miranda Sings, comic and actress. “Even though I probably could have been at the Oscars, I knew when zeebox offered me an opportunity to interact with my Mirfandas, and discuss all my Hollywood friends, who just don’t know we’re meant to be yet, that I couldn’t miss it. Plus, I want this night to be about the Oscars and wouldn’t want to outshine all the nominees with my sparkly outfit and fabulous talent.”
Together with her loyal fans Miranda will be hosting the official zeebox Oscars TV Room. The theme for the room and event will be ‘Stalk The Oscars’. Fans will have the ability to watch along with Miranda, chat live and get her exclusive video and photo ‘reactions’ around the events of the night. Topics will likely include why she and said celebrity should be best friends, along with ‘five reasons Ellen should come over after the awards and hang out with her.’ She will be asking her fans to get involved and share their ideas and celebrity obsessions, ensuring a truly fun, interactive and stalkerish evening.
zeebox is the leading social network for TV that gives fans of TV a 24/7 destination to interact, chat, follow celebs and users and get personalized feeds with all the latest news and gossip around their favorite shows – all in one place. Within the app and on zeebox.com, network and consumers can set up their own communities with zeebox’s exclusive ‘TV Rooms,’ engage with friends, view exclusive content, buy what they see on screen, interact live with shows, remote control their TV and more. Broadcasters and content owners partner with zeebox to enhance their TV shows, connect with fans and monetize this new medium in sync with live TV. zeebox was founded in 2011 by former iPlayer CTO Anthony Rose and EMI executive Ernesto Schmitt. The company is headquartered in London with offices in New York and Sydney. For more information, please visit www.zeebox.com.