Method and apparatus for interactive audience participation at a live spectator event

CAFC
  • US 6,434,398 B1
  • Filed: 09/06/2000
  • Issued: 08/13/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for interactive audience participation at a live event attended by a plurality of spectators comprising the steps of:

  • providing each of the spectators at the live event with an interactive device, wherein the interactive device presents a promotional message and wherein the interactive device includes a user interface;

    broadcasting audio programming to the spectator through the interactive device;

    querying the spectators, wherein answers to the querying may be entered by spectators via the user interface of the interactive device;

    transmitting the answers to a central processor;

    storing the answers as spectator data;

    processing the spectator data into results;

    storing the results of the processing of the spectator data; and

    broadcasting the results of the processing of the spectator data.

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