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Canal Plus to create social TV event around football classic

Canal Plus is to tap the Google Plus Hangout video chatroom service to create a social TV event around the double-match football clash between leading French sides Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille on February 24 and February 27.

Canal Plus, which will air the match live, will offer an online meeting between supporters of both clubs and players, compered by Canal Plus commentator Sébastien Dupuis. Individuals will be able to connect via webcam tanks to the Goolgle Plus Hangout live video chatroom service and will share reaction s to the match.

Ahead of the match, on February 21, Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi and OM’s André Ayew will lead rival fans in an online quiz on the history of the rivalry between the two clubs.