Media Alert: Viggle Extends AppJam Deadline to August 22nd at 5 PM ET
--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viggle:
WHAT - Viggle (Symbol: VGGL), a free cutting-edge mobile app that operates an intelligent "second screen" for television, is extending the deadline to submit entries for AppJam, a competition to create TV companion apps for the Viggle platform, to sync up with the Fall 2013 TV premiere season. The competition has also added Carpathia as a corporate sponsor, joining Gatorade, McDonald's, and State Farm.
WHEN - The deadline for entering the Viggle AppJam is being extended from Thursday, June 27, to Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 5 PM ET. Judging and public voting will take place simultaneously from September 10-18, 2013. During this phase, consumers will be able to help determine which app might go live on the Viggle platform. Winners will be announced on or around September 25, 2013.
WHERE -Powered by ChallengePost, interested developers can find more information at appjam.viggle.com.
PRIZES -Winners will receive total cash and prizes worth $50,000 as well as the possibility for integration into the Viggle platform.
CRITERIA -Apps submitted for consideration must:
Be related to the TV viewing experience - encourage engagement with programs that have been or are currently airing on TV or other functionality that helps makes TV more rewarding.
Can be anything from static content experiences like video playlists, news headlines, and photo slideshows to fully immersive games where users can interact with each other and earn Viggle points.
CATEGORIES -Best Overall App, Best Synchronized App, Best Social TV App, and Popular Choice.
JUDGES - Brand representatives and a panel of industry experts will evaluate submissions based on the quality of the idea, its implementation, and execution as well as the overall user experience.
Launched in January 2012, Viggle is a free second-screen media platform that rewards its members for watching their favorite TV shows. Viggle enhances TV with interactive games like Viggle LIVE and the first ever real-time fantasy sports game, MyGuy. Viggle members get rewarded for their TV time from places like Best Buy, Papa John's, Fandango, Hulu Plus and Groupon, among others. Viggle also allows like-minded fans of their favorite shows to connect through Viggle Chatter features. Viggle's audio verification technology recognizes shows on TV and allows members to check into live and DVR'd TV content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels. For more information, visit www.viggle.com, follow us on Twitter @ViggleLABS.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. All information provided in this press release is as of May 7, 2013. Except as required by law, Viggle Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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