NEW YORK (April 5, 2016) - During the 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on September 12, 2015, Megaphone TV’s participation television technologies garnered an Emmy® win with Bravo TV’s “The Singles Project” in the “Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Multiplatform Storytelling” category, and an Emmy® nomination for AMC’s “Talking Dead" in the category of “Outstanding Interactive Program."
In “The Singles Project,” Megaphone TV technologies were an integral part of the on-air participation experience during Bravo TV’s ground breaking social driven, quick turnaround romance docu-series, with Megaphone TV-powered live polling and questions presented throughout the broadcast.
In “Talking Dead,” the live wrap-up show following the weekly premiere of “Walking Dead,” host Chris Hardwick invited the home audience to participate directly in the studio discussion through Megaphone TV-powered interactive questions and quiz games relating to plot points from the just-aired episode.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Television Academy for our work on ’The Singles Project’ and ’Talking Dead,’” said Dan Albritton, Megaphone TV’s Founder and CEO. “Our broadcaster friendly participation television technology is becoming a fundamental part of an increasing number of productions with a wide variety of applications for producers and advertisers of network, cable, streaming, and OTT broadcasts."
Megaphone TV has been selected as a featured company in Sprockit 2016, the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual program showcasing innovative emerging startups. The company will be represented in the Sprockit booth in the North Hall, Booth N8635-8, during the 2016 NAB Convention in Las Vegas from April 18-21.
Megaphone TV is the first Participation Entertainment Studio, created to meet the rapidly changing viewing habits of consumers worldwide. Megaphone enhances the viewer experience through live personalized and targeted entertainment capabilities that ultimately increase ratings and add potential revenues for broadcasters. Through unique features such as interactive on-air graphics, live syncing with broadcast content, as well as relevant and actionable ads tailored to any show, Megaphone creates a new type of experience and has successfully engaged the viewers of top broadcasters including Bravo, Fox News, E!, and AMC. Megaphone also collaborates with production studios such as Fremantle Media to develop and product inherently interactive programs that viewers love.