or


[09/07/06 - 12:00 AM]
FOX Reality and Indie TV Invite Viewers to Create Their Own Reality; Participation Format Series ''Your Instant Reality'' to Launch in First Quarter 2007

[via press release from Fox Reality]

Fox Reality and Indie TV Invite Viewers to Create Their Own Reality; Participation Format Series ``Your Instant Reality'' to Launch in First Quarter 2007

LOS ANGELES & LONDON -- Sept. 7, 2006--Television network Fox Reality and Indie TV have entered into an exclusive arrangement to create and develop a new LIVE original television series for the all reality, all the time network, currently titled "Your Instant Reality." Fox Reality and Indie TV are bringing a viewer participation program to U.S. reality television that involves the audience being able to submit material, take part in challenges and vote on outcomes. The announcement of this new development in participation television was made today by David Lyle, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Fox Reality, and Mark Rowland, founder of Indie TV, Inc.

"Your Instant Reality" will be a hosted, two-hour weekly live show where viewers can actively participate in the show, interacting with other viewers and the host through real-time polling, text messaging and submission of their own digital content. As another Fox Reality distinction among U.S. Participation TV formats, viewer video submissions will be included into the LIVE program. When the lights come up the next morning, "Your Instant Reality" invites viewers to keep their reality real with weblogs, mobile messaging and more, until the next program is telecast.

"There have been basic quiz type shows here and Europe but with 'Your Instant Reality' we are melding viewer participation with the core of Reality Television. Reality fans wonder how they would do on TV, now they will get their chance...and become famous along the way," said Lyle.

Of the project, Rowland states, "'Your Instant Reality' aims to bridge the gap between TV and online turning the rapidly growing Fox Reality fan community into the show itself. 'Your Instant Reality' will make stars of anyone with the guts to take part. If you think your life is more interesting than what you see on TV -- then why not share it with America? And not just for fun, there'll be winners on this show too. And if you can't handle the fame -- there'll also be many other ways to take part -- via phone or via mobile messaging. The user-generated content revolution is already with us online -- 'Your Instant Reality' brings this phenomenon to TV."

"Your Instant Reality" is being developed with Indie TV, Inc., the format company founded by Mark Rowland, executive producer of the US version of "Supernanny" and "Brat Camp." Mark Rowland will executive produce with Jason George, former CEO of Endemol's digital production company Victoria Real, who has pioneered innovative interactive projects across Europe.

Rowland was formerly managing director of Mentorn International which brought "Paradise Hotel" to FOX. Rowland is also a former CEO of Red Fig Ltd, which created the UK's first participation TV shows. He is presently partner in the international investment company Tamares Media.

George previously served as Controller of Interactive Programming across UK Pay-TV network Flextech, where he was responsible for all digital platforms. At Victoria Real, George made his name producing ground-breaking interactive content for UK broadcasters such as Channel 4 and the BBC.

About Fox Reality

Fox Reality launched May 24, 2005 to become the first destination for lovers of unscripted programming. The channel offers major US network favorites, exclusive international reality programming, Original Series and Specials. Fox Reality offers reality viewers more of their favorite reality programming with RealityRevealed in Primetime with never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes secrets and more reality fun. Fox Reality is currently seen in more than 20 million households. To get more information on Fox Reality programs and schedules, please visit foxreality.com.





  [september 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BRAT CAMP (ABC)
· PARADISE HOTEL (MYNETWORKTV)
· SUPERNANNY (ABC)





[07/20/18 - 04:11 PM]
Don Cheadle Guest Stars as Donald Duck in the Epic One-Hour Season Finale of Disney's "DuckTales," Saturday, Aug. 18, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
Cheadle said, "It's an awesome opportunity because there are only so many roles that you look forward to playing as an actor. You've got to do your homework and bring your a-game when you're trying to voice Donald Duck."

[07/20/18 - 03:59 PM]
Science Channel Announces Full Cast of "MythBusters Jr."
The series is currently in production and will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2018 on Science Channel.

[07/20/18 - 03:03 PM]
Netflix and Shondaland Announce First Slate of Series
"I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement," said Shonda Rhimes.

[07/20/18 - 02:46 PM]
Video: First Look Trailer of "Star Trek: Discovery" Season Two Premiere Episode Revealed Today at Comic-Con International
Plus: Alex Kurtzman, who directed the season two premiere, also announced at today's panel the plan for "Star Trek: Short Treks."

[07/20/18 - 02:01 PM]
Video: Nickelodeon Reveals First-Look Footage of All-New "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus" TV Movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
As previously announced, Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons return as fan-favorites Zim and Gir alongside Andy Berman as Dib Membrane and Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane.

[07/20/18 - 12:31 PM]
History's Hit Drama Series "Vikings" Returns with Mid-Season Five Premiere on November 28
The 20-episode season six of "Vikings" is currently in production in Ireland.

[07/20/18 - 12:31 PM]
Video: "The Walking Dead" Season 9 - Official Comic-Con Trailer
AMC's "The Walking Dead" returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/20/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: "Young Justice" Comic-Con(R) 2018 Sneak Peek Video
The video highlights key moments from the first two seasons of the beloved series and provides an early look at the highly anticipated new season.

[07/20/18 - 11:52 AM]
Video: "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 4 - Official Comic-Con Trailer
"Fear the Walking Dead" returns Sunday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c on AMC.

[07/20/18 - 11:04 AM]
More Than 27 Million Viewers Tune in for "Harry Potter's Wizarding Weekend" on USA and Syfy
USA and Syfy further spins the numbers for July 13-16.

[07/20/18 - 10:00 AM]
Dark Secrets Surround "The One," New Netflix Brazilian Original Series
Three young doctors are sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus.

[07/20/18 - 09:31 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "Just Another Immigrant: Romesh at the Greek"
Ranganathan's true-life adventures and preparation for his performance at the historic Greek Theatre were recently chronicled in the network's comedic docuseries.

[07/20/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: EPIX Releases Trailer for "Get Shorty" Season Two
In season two, Miles Daly (Chris O'Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal.

[07/20/18 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Announces "More in Common," A National Series About People from Across America Overcoming Their Differences
It's the first series from "Localish," a digital-first media brand from ABC Owned Television Stations Group that brings out the good in America's cities, launching on ABC platforms this fall.

[07/20/18 - 08:00 AM]
Freeform Adds a Third Original Film to Their Popular Holiday Programming
"The Truth About Christmas" joins previously announced holiday originals "Life Size 2," starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and "No Sleep 'Til Christmas" with Dave and Odette Annable.