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Playing Along With ‘Project Runway’

projetrunway_klumgunnSocial television and casual gaming are having a moment. It makes sense: people like talking about television on social media and people really like playing games. Why not do both?

This fall Bravo’spioneering the social TV-gaming area with “The Singles Project,” a reality show that is an interactive game (and might get you a date), and just this week we wrote about an app to make a game out of watching NFL games.

Lifetime’s getting in on the fun, too, with “Project Runway.” Every Thursday, viewers are instructed to go to mylifetime.com to play along live. They prompt you to get ready, and then ask questions like “Is Fade About To Lose It?” (answer: yes), or “Is Emily’s Look Too Boring?” (maybe). projectrunwayscreenshot1

The catch? Once you’re there playing along whether you want to or not, you’ve entered the deep, deep world of “Project Runway.” Get the weekly newsletter, answer trivia about past seasons, shop the designer’s clothes, and tweet, tweet, tweet about your experience there.

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

How The History Channel Will Use Peel’s New Advertising Technology

peel1Beginning today, The History Channel will become the first network to use a new advertising technology from Peel – the smart remote app company – that will enable users of Peel’s app to change the channel to a promoted show, DVR the show, or set up a calendar reminder by clicking on an in-app banner.

The potential of this advertising solution is tremendous; networks spend months to promote a new show through traditional and social advertising, but they have never had influence on the viewer as the viewer is deciding on what channel to turn to remote in-hand.

The History Channel will use the solution to promote ‘The World Wars,’ a three-night series about the three decades of fighting that spanned across Europe, Africa, China and the Pacific precipitated by World War I.

“The History Channel is taking advantage of a truly disruptive technology,” said Thiru Arunachalam, Peel CEO. “We’re giving programming producers exactly what they need – a call to action that tunes viewers in directly to the program.” Read more