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Innovative Digital Reality Show for Facebook Launches Today - sacbee.com

The next generation of Social TV begins today with the launch of "On the Map," an interactive reality travel show created for the Facebook platform which allows audience members to connect and be inside the show with their friends and alter their viewing experience through their interactions.

 

"On the Map" was produced by Emmy award-winning Banyan Productions, whose credits include TLC's Trading Spaces. The show is built on a social connectivity, dynamic content and advertising platform called PIE (Personal Interactive Entertainment) developed by 7Echo to create this first-of-its-kind show. The show's presenting sponsor is HTH Worldwide, a global specialty healthcare information and services company.

 

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As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins

As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

If anybody could pull it off, it would be Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. The comedy duo and stars of the often demented Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! have a rabid and loyal enough fan base that releasing their new movie in an experimental new way just might work.

 

Tomorrow night, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie will debut on Facebook, a full two weeks before it arrives in theaters. For $10, fans will be able watch the movie and chat with its stars in real time. The model represents a new sort of social cinema that, while not widespread, appears poised to become a potentially major trend.

 

Magnolia Pictures, who is releasing the film, is no stranger to the concept of making movies available before they hit theaters. The distributor is accustomed to releasing films via Video on Demand prior to their theatrical release, but this is the first time they've experimented with putting something out on Facebook first. Tim and Eric, they figure, would make an ideal test case.

 

"Everything that we've done with them has just been huge," said Magnolia's Vice President of Interactive Marketing. We did a Reddit chat, which was the biggest Reddit has had. All of their viral videos have been huge hits."

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