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‘Recipe to Riches’ Trivia app gives fans ability to effect show’s outcome

downloadIn December, we wrote about how Telescope was charged by NBC to power The Voice’s immensely popular #VoiceSave initiative. On Tuesday, CBC-TV announced the launch of the Telescope-produced ‘Recipe to Riches’ Trivia app.

‘Recipe to Riches’ is a Canadian cooking show similar to Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ in many ways. What sets the two shows apart, though, according to judge Gail Simmons, is that ‘Recipe to Riches’ chefs are all amateur, home cooks.

“We’re excited to be able to engage with our audience on a multi-platform level,” said Paul McGrath, executive producer, interactive at CBC. “It’s a great way to build momentum throughout the season and to involve the audience from day one”.

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PodcastingLearn to develop, create, and launch your own podcast! Starting October 23, Steve Belaner, the host of the weekly podcast The Gamut, will teach you how to determine the goals of your podcast, perfect your concept, contact and book guests, market your podcast, and get your show up and running in just a few weeks. Register now! 
 

CBC partners with Facebook, becomes first international partner to use new tools on-air

battle_of_the_blades1CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, is breaking new ground with an ambitious social TV effort for Battle of the Blades, the network’s prime-time figure skating show. On October 7, Dan Rose, Facebook’s vice president of partnerships, announced that CBC was one of a selected number of international broadcasters to gain access to Facebook’s new TV tools, which we wrote about last month. Read more

#prayforLea trends for more than 12 hours as TV world mourns death of ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith

This past weekend, Glee star, Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room. Instantly, the social web blew up and celebrities and fans alike came together not only to mourn the loss but to show compassion to his long-time girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele. Here are the details. Read more

Broadcast Asia: Follow never.no, CBC, Genius Digital, Sawhorse Media and Storyful’s take on social TV

Broadcast Asia is underway at Singapore’s beautiful Marina Bay Sands and Lost Remote is excited to expand its coverage to the region. “As Asia’s largest representative, integrated show for the pro-audio, film and TV industries, BroadcastAsia serves as the regional launch pad for the latest and most wide-ranging technologies by some of the biggest and most promising enterprises from around the world,” describes the conference on their website. Here’s how you can follow social TV at the show. Read more

CBC's 'Over the Rainbow' allows audience to control on-air graphic

Canada's CBC is once again pushing the boundaries in social TV. Sunday night the network premiered Over the Rainbow a new show that "showcases aspiring Canadian performers as they vie for the leading role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, opening this December at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, ON." The network has launched a second screen app that's allowing viewers to take control of the main screen.

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How CBC's 'Cover Me Canada' leveraged social voting [Interview]

I recently wrote that a television property has yet to exist where the voting was solely on social. I was delighted when Tessa Sproule, CBC's Director of Interactive Content tweeted at me to tell us about the social voting "Cover Me Canada, a reality elimination music show," that aired on CBC from September to November.

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