Coke Zero launches a "Watch & Score" interactive game to reward fans with impressive prizes when they tune in and follow NCAA® Tournament® Action
ATLANTA, March 15, 2012 - For March Madness fans who are glued to every moment of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship®, obsessed with their brackets and with cheering on their teams to victory or defeat, Coke Zero has the perfect solution for enjoying everything. Starting Selection Sunday ™ through the NCAA Men's Final Four, the Coke Zero Watch & Score game will reward fans with thousands of prizes when they catch the live televised or live streamed broadcast of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournament.
When fans tune into the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV, and via March Madness Live, they will be prompted to look for Coke Zero alerts and keywords during the broadcasts to text in for a chance to instantly win impressive prizes including trips to the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four and the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four, roster spots at an Ultimate Basketball Fantasy Camp with legendary college basketball head coaches and home entertainment system makeovers.
"Coke Zero is rewarding fans with the unexpected and engaging them in exciting ways through multiple screens and channels throughout March Madness," said Stuart Kronauge senior vice president of marketing, Sparkling business, Coca-Cola North America. "With highly interactive games and great prizing Coke Zero will be everywhere the fans are-- from retail to dining to broadcast and digital, giving fans multiple ways to enjoy more madness."
My Coke Rewards members have yet another chance to win by playing the Coke Zero Bracket Game. Starting today, fans can gain unique codes from Coke Zero products, specially-marked promotional cups, and from playing the Watch & Score Instant Win Game to enter through their My Coke Rewards account at
Coke Zero also is offering consumers in-store opportunities to get in on the game. All point of sale materials will feature "Watch & Score" messaging and will encourage fans to check out
Enjoying more madness with Coke Zero extends to the virtual world too. Fans can score one of thousands of free subscriptions to NCAA® March Madness® Live! by texting "0" plus their favorite NCAA Division I basketball team to "2653". At March Madness Live!, fans can catch all the tournament action across multiple digital and mobile screens and join in the water cooler conversation at the Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena. New features this year from the NCAA and Turner will be live across the entire March Madness Live suite of products and, for the first time, fans can grab key game moments and share them with friends and family from a computer, participate in live tournament trivia games and express their passion for favorite teams at a chant and cheer section. The Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena will extend onto the NCAA's March Madness Facebook page - offering a complete video gallery of all fan-grabbed moments, complete access to special-aggregated Twitter feeds of all 68 teams, a uniquely-visualized bracket view of the loudest fans, and more.
NCAA March Madness Live, formerly March Madness on Demand, is accessible on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and select Android phones over Wi-fi and 3G/4G. Fans will be able to enjoy live streaming video of every game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship as they are televised by TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, starting with the NCAA Basketball Selection Show on Sunday, March 11, and continuing through the Men's Final Four® and National Championship Game from New Orleans on March 31 and April 2.
During the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four, Coke Zero will kick off the pre-game coverage on CBS with "Coke Zero Presents: The Big Dance® in the Big Easy" pre-game show on Saturday, March 31 at 3 p.m. EST. The branded television show is expected to reach more than a million viewers and will serve as the pre-game driver for Final Four excitement. This year's show will celebrate some of the most memorable Final Four moments ever that occurred in New Orleans throughout the history of March Madness.
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