or


[09/25/08 - 02:17 PM]
ABC.com Adds New Digital Content Features for Fall Season
The site's highlights include: "Wisteria Lane Virtual Tour," "Design a Dance Contest," "Mode Magazine Online" and Dr. Sydney Heron's "Healing with Love" blog.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC.COM ADDS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FEATURES FOR FALL SEASON

Site Highlights Include Features That Allow Fans to Tour the Homes of the "Desperate Housewives," Design Their Own "Dancing with the Stars" Dance and Play the "Life on Mars" Interactive Game

Starting today, ABC.com begins rolling out a wide array of new interactive digital features for many of ABC's most popular primetime series, including "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty."

Site highlights include:

� Wisteria Lane Virtual Tour -- Sponsored by Lexus, this interactive tour of the "Desperate Housewives" set allows fans to get an up-close peek into the homes of their favorite Wisteria Lane residents. Fans will be able to click on hot spots found throughout the houses, zooming in on certain features and objects to find details about the series' characters and storylines, as well as information about Lexus vehicles featured on the show.

� Design a Dance Contest � This feature combines user-generated submissions and weekly polls to allow "Dancing with the Stars" fans to contribute to a special on-air dance segment based on viewer-selected elements including the dancing couple, style of dance, music and costumes.

� Mode Magazine Online � An online version of Mode Magazine (from "Ugly Betty") that is updated with new content each week.

� Dr. Sydney Heron's "Healing with Love" blog � Using submissions of the viewers of "Grey's Anatomy," this blog features "tongue-in-cheek" advice and self-help strategies from the Seattle Grace resident

� "Life on Mars" Interactive Poll � Fans place themselves in Detective Sam Tyler's shoes when they're confronted with a series of situations that test how well they would fare living in 1973 versus 2008.

� "Life on Mars" 1973 Computer Electronic Game � Fans play a vintage computer game that features segments containing trivia and factoids about the year 1973.

� "How Well Do You Know Me? Quiz" � Viewers of "Opportunity Knocks" have the opportunity to find out how well their friends, family and co-workers really know them � by challenging them to answer ten simple questions about their habits, likes and dislikes. Users can see which family members, friends and co-workers know them best on their personal leader board, and can compete to have the highest ranking on the ABC leader board by having the most people take the challenge.

� Personality Quizzes � Fans can learn which characters from their favorite shows they're most like through a variety of quizzes. Shows include "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Samantha Who?" and "Ugly Betty."

The site offers a multitude of other features, including games, trivia, message boards and a library of over 2,000 pieces of short-form content related to ABC's popular primetime lineup. ABC.com is also home to a new "Ugly Betty" webisode series, "Mode After Hours." The webisode series features Marc (Michael Urie) and Amanda (Becki Newton) in different adventures at the Mode office after the work day is done and everyone has left. Original webisode series are also planned for "Brothers & Sisters" and "Scrubs."

Last week ABC.com unveiled a new, updated version of the award-winning ABC.com full episode player. The new full episode player features a completely redesigned user interface and incorporates several enhancements for user customization, interactivity and improved viewing capabilities, including true full screen viewing; content sharing tools providing users the ability to send and share video links from full episodes with others through email or by embedding links on other websites, blogs and social networks; content recommendation functions; closed captioning and parental ratings information. A new short-form video player, which allows users to embed videos throughout the web, including their own blogs and third-party social networking sites, was also introduced.

As the online home of the ABC Television Network, ABC.com is dedicated to providing users with innovative ways to experience their favorite shows. Featuring the Emmy & Webby Award-winning ABC full episode player, the site offers the viewers of ABC's hit series everything from games, blogs, community forums, photos and downloadables to the ABC Store, which provides fans access to a wide variety of unique ABC-related merchandise. ABC.com is available anytime, anywhere on mobile devices at m.abc.com.





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LIFE ON MARS (ABC)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





[07/24/14 - 10:03 AM]
FX Unleashes "The Strain Transformation" App
Fans can discover what will happen when an ancient parasitic plague enters their system and transforms them into a monstrous vampire.

[07/24/14 - 10:03 AM]
Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Releases New Series of Vignettes Called "Single Shots"
The first episode, premiering today, is titled "Donuts" and includes scenes of various comedians including Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman and Brian Regan talking to Jerry about the popular fried dough confections.

[07/24/14 - 09:43 AM]
Nickelodeon and USAopoly Partner to Create Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Themed Monopoly(R) Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Edition allows fans of Nickelodeon's current TV show to vie for 22 popular locations found throughout the CG-animated series.

[07/24/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Puts NBC Back on Top
The Peacock's summer franchise expands originals to Wednesdays with a victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/24/14 - 07:47 AM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series "Party Down South" Earns Its Highest-Rated Episode Ever, Up Double Digits
CMT spins the numbers for Thursday, July 17.

[07/24/14 - 07:47 AM]
CBS Sports to Broadcast Notre Dame vs. Navy in Prime Time on Saturday, November 1
The Notre Dame vs. Navy game caps off a college football tripleheader as the Network also will broadcast an SEC match-up featuring Florida vs. Georgia at 3:30 PM, ET.

[07/24/14 - 07:02 AM]
"Fashion Rocks(R)," A Live Concert Celebrating the Powerful Relationship Between Fashion and Music, Returns to CBS on Tuesday, Sept. 9
Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Pitbull and Usher are among those slated to perform.

[07/24/14 - 06:29 AM]
Syfy and Philips Announce First Ever Transmedia Lighting Experience for "Sharknado" and "Sharknado 2" In-Home Screening
The Syfy Sync app will feature a specially designed "light track" - a visual soundtrack - that adds a heightened layer to the movie-watching experience.

[07/23/14 - 10:01 PM]
"So You Think You Can Dance" Voting Results for July 23
Next week, the competition continues when the Top 14 finalists compete once again for America and the judges, including guest judge Christina Applegate, who is back at the judging desk.

[07/23/14 - 06:07 PM]
Check Out the New Arsenal Costume on "Arrow"!
Roy Harper suits up as Arsenal this season, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00/7:00c on The CW.

[07/23/14 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Nixes "Seed," "Backpackers"; "Arrow" Repeats to Fill Monday Gap
As previously announced "America's Next Top Model" will assume the Monday, 9:00/8:00c beginning August 18.

[07/23/14 - 01:02 PM]
"Game of Thrones" Star Michelle Fairley Returns to TV in a Season-Long Arc on ABC's "Resurrection"
Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan.

[07/23/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment and UCP to Develop "Night Mary" as a Live-Action Series
John Pogue, who wrote and directed the recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has been tapped to write and direct the pilot.

[07/23/14 - 11:51 AM]
After Discovery's "Shark Week" Comes "Bark Week": A Week-Long Event Celebrating Man's Best Friend on the Hub Network, Starting August 17
The tail-wagging week will feature four popular series from Animal Planet: "America's Cutest," "It's Me or the Dog," "Bad Dog!" and "Too Cute!"

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
TLC Unveils New Brand Campaign and Tagline
The multi-million dollar campaign - "Everyone needs a little TLC." - is rolling out across the country in key media outlets.