Verizon FiOS TV and Interactivation, a New York City-based media company that owns CONCERT.TV, announced on Wednesday (April 14) that FiOS TV customers will be the first to get a new interactive on-demand television experience. CONCERT.TV's "Spin The Bottle" interactive music show will be available through May 10 on FiOS TV Video on Demand, allowing viewers to use their remote control to select musical performances and wander through various rooms of an exclusive music party as a virtual guest.
"This new programming from CONCERT.TV is just another example of how FiOS continues to lead the way toward a truly interactive at-home entertainment experience," said Terry Denson, vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon. "With widgets, interactive sporting events and more, our customers are getting an interactive TV service that only FiOS can deliver."
Matthew Davidge, president of Interactivation, said, "We like to push the envelope of video interactivity, and we're thrilled to be working with Verizon to deliver interactive television to FiOS viewers. Look out for more interactive shows later in the year."
Created and hosted by Tad Low, the creator and producer of television shows including "Pop-Up Video," "Spin The Bottle" was scripted and created using Interactivation's proprietary technology. The new show will be available to FiOS TV subscribers on the CONCERT.TV VOD network and online at www.concerttv.com.
"This technology gives the home viewer an overall entertainment experience that recreates what it was actually like to attend the exclusive party filmed," said Low, CEO of "Spin The Bottle." "Viewers control which rooms to enter, which bands to watch and where to hang out, providing the ability to enjoy the party in its full glory from the comfort of their home."
"Spin The Bottle" joins FiOS TV's extensive VOD service, which offers about 18,000 monthly titles including 2,800 in high definition. FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and more.
Interactivation is a New York City-based media company that delivers highly interactive and personalized content to consumers via TV, mobile devices and the Internet. Interactivation owns the Mag Rack and Concert TV video-on-demand television networks, which are each available in over 30 million US homes, and The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel, which are available in more than 2,300 hospitals. For more information, go to www.interactivation.com.
About Spin The Bottle
SPIN THE BOTTLE is an advertising-supported entertainment network that currently reaches tens of millions of households across multiple platforms, including TV, VOD, TiVo, broadband and mobile. Targeted toward the 18-34 year-old demographic, its all-original, non-fiction, short-form series capture the essence of contemporary popular culture with an engaging, amusing and intelligent twist. Founded in 1995 by the Emmy-winning Tad Low, SPIN THE BOTTLE has also created four breakthrough television series, including Pop-Up Video, Video IQ, Subway Q&A and Pants-Off Dance-Off. For more information, go to http://www.spinthebottle.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.