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El Chema: Escape from prison in Telemundo’s VR experience

El Chema: Escape from prison in Telemundo's VR experience
To excite for the new drama series “El Chema”, Telemundo launched an exclusive 360°/VR experience called ‘The Chema: A 360 Escape’. The experience allows viewers to undertake a tunnel escape from prison just like the series’ central character Chema Vengas, who is also known as El Chema. The series “El Chema” premiered on December 6th, and is a spin-off of the popular crime drama “El Señor de los Cielos”. […]

December 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – You’ve been Gilmored

Netflix launched its "Gilmore Girls" revival in November
Almost a decade after it went off the air in 2007, “Gilmore Girls” returned with four 90-minute episodes on Netflix on November 25. The new episodes let fans revisit the beloved characters and settings and brought them back to Stars Hollow, the fictional Connecticut town in which the series is set. […]

December 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

autograf: ARTE allows fans to create their own short animated videos

autograf: ARTE allows fans to create their own short animated videos
ARTE France launched autograf, a platform that generates short animated videos based on descriptions of series and films. The tool was created in partnership with Doncvoilà productions and the French cultural website SensCritique. […]

December 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

The Voice and Phillips Hue team up to control your lighting

The Voice and Phillips Hue team up to control your lighting
“The Voice of Germany” teamed up with Philips Hue in order to enhance the viewers’ watching experience by turning their homes into a dynamic light show consistent with the stage show

In this year’s season of “The Voice of Germany” on ProSieben and Sat.1, which premiered on October 20th, Philips is one of the major sponsors. They provided their Philips Hue lightbulb technology to enhance the watching experience for viewers. The newly updated “The Voice of Germany” app now has an integrated feature that allows the lighting of the bulbs to change color in accordance to the events on the show. […]

November 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Víctor Ros: An inside look at RTVE’s transmedia universe

Víctor Ros: An inside look at RTVE's transmedia universe
On November 3rd, Spanish broadcaster RTVE premiered a second season of detective miniseries “Víctor Ros”, which is based on a series of novels by Jerónimo Tristante. For the second season, RTVE created a new transmedia universe to engage viewers. The offer, which is available at the RTVE website, included a video blog by one of the new characters of the second season, weekly interactive videos in which they are interrogated by Víctor Ros and his companions, and, if they are successful in the interrogation, exclusive additional content about the series. […]

November 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tatort and eBay promote real-time shopping during episode

Tatort and eBay promote real-time shopping during episode
Crime series “Tatort” is the most wide-reaching TV show in Germany and among the most commented TV events on Twitter. To take advantage of the large “Tatort” fan community on the social network, eBay and communications agency achtung! came up with the idea of ‘Social Thriller Shopping’, a real-time social influencer campaign. On October 30th, two leading German Twitter personalities live-tweeted the “Tatort” episode and additionally spread links to eBay offers of products that related to the happenings on screen.  […]

November 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Walking Dead – The live game on Facebook

The Walking Dead - The live game on Facebook
For the new season of “The Walking Dead” FOX and RTL II (pay TV channel FOX premiered season 7 on October 24; RTL II starts airing the sixth season on November 5, 2016), the channels teamed up for the first ever interactive live game on Facebook. On November 2nd and 4th, fans of the series are called upon to visit the channel’s Facebook pages to witness two YouTube stars being attacked by zombies. By using the Facebook reaction buttons, viewers could influence the happenings in real time and help the YouTubers escape. In addition, they had the chance to win 5,000€. […]

funk by ARD and ZDF – Funking things up

funk by ARD and ZDF - Funking things up
Two years in the making, the web TV service and digital content network funk by German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF finally launched on October 1. The project’s working title had simply been ‘Junges Angebot’ (Young Offer) until only a couple of days before the launch.

Aimed at 14- to 29-year-olds, the digital-only network steps away from traditional TV towards online and social media platforms. Two of the pubcasters’ digital TV channels – EinsPlus and ZDFkultur – were shut down on September 30 to make way for funk, whose creators insisted from the very beginning that their youth ‘channel’ will in fact have nothing to do with linear TV. funk is more of a multiplatform network than a TV channel. […]

Who belongs in Westworld? Get the answers in Sky’s Instagram journey

Who belongs in Westworld? Get the answers in Sky's Instagram journey
Sky Atlantic invited viewers to go on an Instagram journey to find out if they would be suited to visit the wild world of “Westworld.”

In the UK and Ireland, HBO’s new sci-fi drama “Westworld” started airing on Sky Atlantic in early October. To engage audiences, the channel invited viewers to take a special Instagram journey that reveals if you belong in Westworld, the series’ Western-themed amusement park known for its wild ‘no rules’ policy. […]

November 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Un Tour Vers le Futur – A tour to the future with CANAL+

Un Tour Vers le Futur - A tour to the future with CANAL+
From October 8th through October 11th, France’s Canal+ “teleported” its viewers to the year 2050 by launching ‘Un Tour Vers le Futur’ (A Tour to the Future), a four-day themed programming event highlighting futuristic movies, series, and specially created original productions and interactive features depicting what the future might look like. Brands such as Seat and food-delivery service Deliveroo also hopped on board and helped shape the experiences. […]