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Nouvelle Star: Live 360 Social Voting by D8

Nouvelle Star: Live 360 Social Voting by D8
Starting on April 5th, French TV viewers could experience an interactive live broadcast of the final stage live shows of singing competition “Nouvelle Star” (the French adaptation of “Pop Idol”) in virtual reality.

Every week until the finale in May, viewers will have the opportunity to not only experience the five live shows in 360°, but also to directly vote for their favorite contestant from within the virtual reality experience through a Twitter integration. […]

April 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MIPTV 2016 report: What does virtual reality mean for TV?

MIPTV 2016 report: What does virtual reality mean for TV?From MIPDoc sessions to today’s focus with VAST MEDIA, Orange & Arte, Virtual Reality was a hot topic this week. Why?

Above: managing director Matthias Puschmann of VAST MEDIA, Kay Meseberg, head of 360/VR at Arte; Thomas Wallner, president and co-founder of Deep Ink; and Stéphane Rituit, co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios. […]

My Nouvelle Star: contestants can qualify in online challenges

My Nouvelle Star: fans can compete to be a contestant
The 12th season of “Nouvelle Star”, the French adaptation of “Pop Idol” returns to D8 in 2016 with a big innovation: for the first time ever, contestants can directly qualify for the show by completing challenges in an online casting, without going through the traditional audition in front of the jury. From December 10 through December 18, 2015, applicants aged 16 to 34 could register online at ‘My Nouvelle Star’, a platform that allows users to build an online presence to get others to vote for them. […]

January 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gracepoint, The Cover & American Idol: Today’s Best Social TV

Gracepoint, The Cover & American Idol: Today's Best Social TV, by VAST MEDIA

What shows are raising the social TV bar right now?


For their new crime drama series Gracepoint, which premiered on October 2, 2014, FOX launched the accompanying website ‘Suspect Everyone’. During and after the episodes, fans are called upon to vote on who they suspect to have killed twelve-year-old Danny Solano, the murder victim from the first episode. The website is powered by Spredfast. Before voting on the characters they suspect to have killed Danny Solano, users can review the available information and evidence concerning the murder including a video with footage from the respective episode and interviews with the cast of the series. […]

Game of Thrones, The Taste & What Ze Teuf: Today’s Best Social TV

Game of Thrones, The Taste & What Ze Teuf: Today’s Best Social TV

Which networks and shows are innovating in social TV right now?

Game of Thrones: Roast Joffrey Social Event (HBO, USA)

HBO launched a special community event on its second-screen platform HBO Connect on December 12, 2013. Fans of “Game of Thrones” were invited to a so-called internet roast to lampoon King Joffrey Baratheon – a main character of the drama. He is one of the most hated fictional characters in TV history. In 2013 only, more than 30,000 Tweets with his name and the word “hate” were posted. […]

Digital TV Brand Extensions – exclusive white paper for MIP

Digital TV Brand Extensions – exclusive VAST MEDIA white paper

Discover a selection of 15 digital TV brand extensions created by broadcasters around TV shows during the past 3 months.

There are many different approaches to promoting and extending television programmes online. As shows of all genres are being extended online before, during and after broadcast time, different platforms and strategies are being used by broadcasters to extend the on-air experience of television. […]