[02/11/09 - 01:00 PM]
CBS.com Launches Survivor: Tocantins Fantasy League for a Chance to Win a Trip to Brazil
Mobile participants are automatically entered into the drawing to win $10,000 each week.

[via press release from CBS]



SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 � CBS.com today announced the SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS Fantasy League (www.cbs.com/fantasy), an online contest that lets fans compete for the chance to win a trip to Tocantins, Brazil while they follow the on-air broadcast to see who will be the ultimate survivor. Each week, SURVIVOR fans can choose their four favorite SURVIVOR team members to follow during the broadcast. Players are awarded points based on their ability to predict their team members' performance during the SURVIVOR show. SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS premieres Thursday, Feb. 12, 8:00 PM,. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Registered players in the CBS.com SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS fantasy league are randomly assigned a tribe, in which they compete for the top spot on the Leaderboard. Throughout the season, players are able to trade any or all of their SURVIVOR team members and are awarded points based on their team member's performance in certain categories. This year for the first time, players will be able to invite their friends to compete against them. Players are also eligible for bonus trivia questions that help get them closer to winning the grand prize, a trip to this year's amazing SURVIVOR location, Tocantins, Brazil.

"SURVIVOR Fantasy is a great way to get people more connected and participate beyond the broadcast event, and also have fun with their friends," said Bill Binenstock, Vice President of CBS.com. "Now in its fourth year, we continue to add new features to the game that make it more challenging and interactive."

Additionally, CBS Mobile is offering the SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS "Player of the Week" mobile game where viewers will be prompted, during the show, to send a text message to vote for the SURVIVOR cast member who they believe played the best during the week's episode. Mobile participants are automatically entered into the drawing to win $10,000 each week. No purchase necessary. Standard text message charges may apply. See Official Rules for details at CBS.com/survivor.

During the SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS Season Finale, viewers are invited to vote for the cast member they think should win "Player of the Season." Voters again are automatically entered into the drawing to win $10,000 and the SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS cast member with the most "Player of the Season" votes wins the Grand Prize of $100,000.

"We're thrilled to bring SURVIVOR fans a mobile game that not only lets them vote for their favorite SURVIVOR castaway, but puts them in the running to win $10,000 on a weekly basis," said Jeff Sellinger. "By inviting fans to play along as they watch we are creating a fun and engaging experience for those who love the show, but are thousands of miles from Brazil."

SURVIVOR fans can also go to CBS.com SURVIVOR show page (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/) to watch a sneak peak of the new season, learn more about the show and the cast, take part in the weekly Watch and Vote on various SURVIVOR topics from throughout the history of the show, have conversations with other players, check out photos of past and present cast members, view recaps of the show, and watch full episodes of past seasons.

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  [february 2009]  


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