HP’S THE FOX PROBLEM
HP’S THE FOX PROBLEM
The Fox Problem is the world’s first live entertainment show to bypass television and be streamed directly to YouTube through a Google+ Hangout. The show is also sponsored by tech company HP who stream it through their own YouTube channel.
With the aim of re-capturing the glory days of Nineties television The Fox Problem is an interactive fortnightly 50 minute live TV show filmed at Hoxton Arches in front of a vivacious audience. Each show has a theme with previous discussions being based around Sex, Birthdays and Fame.
The show was created by best friends Radio One DJ Gemma Cairney, T4’s Georgie Okell and SBTV star Georgia LA after meeting at a jumble sale and agreeing that there was nothing for them on TV anymore.
The Fox Problem is in its second series, with nearly a million views, and features guests both in the studio and via Google+ Hangouts using their webcams wherever they are in the world. Cementing their desire to go global, LA begins every show with a traditional greeting from a new country each week.
Produced and presented by all three, only Cairney and LA are currently featuring in studio with their co-host, Okell, in New York, where she has taken over from Alexa Chung as anchor of Fuse News – this means Fox Problem can truly be global, with Okell presenting via Skype.
Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke also features as the girls’ resident flirty barman dishing out drinks to the audience and guests while live music comes from The Golden Boys who are ready to take things away should there be any technical glitches – the joys of broadcasting live on the internet!
The online format has been “a big experiment”, says Cairney. “We knocked on a few TV doors,” says LA. “But although we were professional I felt like they thought three girls in fluffy jumpers couldn’t produce their own show. Luckily the social media company Telegraph Hill believed in the madness and got behind us.”
Last night’s episode centred on the theme of Girl Power featuring special guest Mel C discussing her take on modern day girl power and feminism as well as input from John Edwards, Example, DJ Lauren Laverne with a performance from Eliza Doolittle.
Past guests have included Kate Nash, Sir Richard Branson, Mikill Pane, Rizzle Kicks, Caroline Flack and The Honeyz, while the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dawn Porter and Craig David have also lent their support.
The show has a fun vibe and the girls aren’t worried about things going wrong or mistakes been made believing it adds to the fun and appeal of the show. With the rum and beer flowing, audiences, guests and viewers are encouraged to get involved by tweeting and sharing their views on the topics and debates making the whole thing feel like a party in your mate’s garage that’s just on the verge of getting out of control.
Missed a show? Catch up here: http://thefoxproblem.com/
You can join the party every second Tuesday at 7.30pm on Google+ Hangout, www.thefoxproblem.com and www.google.com/+FoxProblem. The next show is April 1st