Megaphone TV’s work in conjunction with AMC Studios, AMC Digital, and Embassy Row has, for the second consecutive year, been recognized with an Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Interactive Program,” as part of the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards.
Megaphone’s live interactive television technologies ran on every episode during the 2015-2016 season of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick.
In “Talking Dead,” the live wrap-up show following the weekly premiere of “Walking Dead,” Hardwick invited the home audience to participate directly in the studio discussion through interactive questions relating to plot points from the just-aired episode.
Guests on the show, which included “Walking Dead” cast members, watched the voting live and responded to the audience on-air in realtime.
This season once again featured the “Talking Dead Quiz,” where the entire home audience participated in a massively multiplayer live interactive trivia contest. Three questions directly relating to the just-aired episode were asked of the audience. Using any internet-connected computer or device, viewers were pitted against one another to answer the questions correctly in the shortest amount of time to earn points. The top players received on-air accolades immediately at the end of the game.
“It is an honor to be the participation TV technology nominated by the Television Academy, and nominations in two consecutive years is a validation of the format by the TV industry,” said Dan Albritton, Megaphone TV’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Megaphone TV's interactive experiences have now generated three Emmy® nominations and one win over the past two years."
In addition to "Talking Dead" for "The Walking Dead," Megaphone TV's technology has been featured on all of AMC's live wrap-up shows including "Talking Saul" for "Better Call Saul," "Talking Dead" for "Fear The Walking Dead", and "Talking Preacher" later this summer for "Preacher."
The 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California through two consecutive ceremonies on September 10 and 11, 2016.