or


[08/01/05 - 12:00 AM]
Big Brother 6 Goes Wireless

[via press release from CBS]

BIG BROTHER 6 GOES WIRELESS

Viewers Can Substantially Impact the Course of the Show via Text Messaging And Voting Through CBS.com

Downloadable Activities Available Beginning August 4, Including Ring Tones and Special Wallpapers Featuring Big Brother Contestants

Los Angeles, CA � BIG BROTHER 6 will enter the world of wireless communications by incorporating text messaging and downloadable activities in conjunction with the reality series in the second largest wireless on-TV activity in the United States after Fox's "American Idol" wireless voting.

Beginning August 4, host Julie Chen introduces "America's Choice" to wireless subscribers, a key element of the episode that will enable viewers to vote via cell phone text messaging in order to influence the course of the game. In addition to text messaging, THE BIG BROTHER audience will also be given the opportunity to cast their vote on CBS.com.

Beyond cross-carrier text message voting, applications for download will also be available, such as wallpapers of their favorite Big Brother houseguest, especially photographed for the wireless world.

"This is the natural evolution for a show that already features so much viewer interactivity," said Larry Kramer, President, CBS Digital Media. "Text messaging will bring the 'Big Brother' experience to living rooms across America, allowing even greater participation from the viewing public. It's an organic extension of the 'Big Brother' phenomenon, and it will be incorporated seamlessly into the show."

"Big Brother is a show that has connected with a huge segment of the population that is not only open to this kind of participation, but expects it," said Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group. "The interactive features that we are adding give the viewers an opportunity to become more invested in the program, in addition to expanding the entertainment value of the show. We're committed to finding new ways to bring our viewers into our programming beyond just watching, and we think this is a tremendous start."

Votes via text messaging will be tabulated during a specified time window following the episode broadcast.

At certain times, a BIG BROTHER ring tone will be offered to the public to download for $1.99 on certain carriers directly from the TV screen. Voters will also be invited to join a "CBS Mobile Team" to receive additional mobile/wireless opportunities in the future if they opt in through text messaging.





  [august 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)









[05/29/15 - 01:19 PM]
Video: TLC's "Return to Amish" and "Gypsy Sisters" Season Premieres Sunday, May 31st at 9/8c
Check out the superteases for the new seasons of both series.

[05/29/15 - 12:30 PM]
Video: Get Ready for the Slime-Soaked Premiere of "Boom!," Hosted by Tom Papa
FOX's latest summer entry launches Thursday, June 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/29/15 - 12:24 PM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Win May Sweep in 18-49 and Other Key Demos
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/29/15 - 11:53 AM]
Showtime(R) Unveils Poster Art and Official Teaser for Season Three of the Hit Series "Ray Donovan," Starring Emmy(R) Nominee Liev Schreiber
The new season bows Sunday, July 12 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[05/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
Video: Starz Releases New Teasers for "Ash vs Evil Dead"
"Ash vs Evil Dead," which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere this fall.

[05/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
"Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted" Will Debut Saturday, August 22 Exclusively on HBO
Featuring the Grammy nominee in an all-new standup performance before a live audience, Notaro's first HBO comedy special will tape in Boston this coming Sunday, May 31 at the Wilbur Theatre.

[05/29/15 - 09:44 AM]
Spike TV's Hit Original Series "Bar Rescue" Returns with New Episodes Sunday, June 21 at 9:00PM ET/PT
"Bar Rescue" is back with more all new episodes featuring bars across America in dire need of one last shot at success.

[05/29/15 - 08:38 AM]
"500 Questions" Finale Is Up to Earn 2-Year Highs for ABC in Its Thursday Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 28.

[05/29/15 - 08:37 AM]
USA Network Teams Up with Dubsmash to Become the First Basic Cable Network Partner with a Branded Channel for "Chrisley Knows Best"
The Chrisley family will be joining in on the fun and creating their very own Dubsmash videos throughout the course of the season, which will be shared over the show's official social media handles.

[05/29/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Tight Demo Race
"Bones" and "Wayward Pines" help lead the network among adults 18-49.

[05/29/15 - 08:22 AM]
NBC Comes in #2 for the Night in the 18-49 Demo Against the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 28.

[05/29/15 - 07:57 AM]
ABC Grows by Double Digits to Its Best Late-Night Performance in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 18-22.

[05/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
American Heroes Channel Reveals "What History Forgot" in Exclusive New Series
The six-part series premieres on Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/29/15 - 07:02 AM]
2015 "CMT Music Awards" Will Be Pitch Perfect as Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow Host the Loudest Night in Country Music Live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 10 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
"Being a huge fan of country music, the CMT Music Awards are one of my favorite events of the season," said Andrews.

[05/28/15 - 08:49 PM]
Countdown to Everlasting Love and Marriage with Hallmark Channel with Original Movie Romances and a "Home & Family" Primetime Special
The network releases its revised programming stunt details for next month.