SCI FI DEBUTS BROADBAND PILOT ON SCI FI PULSE
Online Visitors Get to Play Development Exec-for-a Day
New York, NY � April 23, 2007 � Craig Engler, Senior Vice President of SCIFI.COM and SCI FI Magazine, today announced an exclusive new pilot, Outer Space Astronauts, slated for debut on SCI FI Pulse, the Channel's successful broadband destination.
In an innovative new approach to development, SCI FI Pulse will give viewers an unprecedented opportunity to provide input on the proposed new series from executive producers David O. Russell, Russell Barrett, and Adam Clinton. SCI FI.com will literally engage audiences in the creative process by inviting them to share their opinions on the proposed new animated series about the outlandish adventures of an intergalactic space crew.
Visitors to SCIFI.COM will be granted exclusive online access to a series of five video vignettes, created by the show's executive producers. After watching the footage, viewers will be asked to complete a short survey on their opinions of the concept, and whether they recommend green-lighting the series for the SCI FI Channel. In addition to viewer feedback, SCI FI executives will also take traffic to the site into consideration. This first-ever online event offers audiences a chance to play television executive-for-a-day, having their voices heard in the early stages of the creative process.
SCIFI.COM is the world's largest sci-fi entertainment Web site with more than 3 million unique visitors each month. Its award-winning original content ranges from a renowned technology blog and a daily entertainment news service to the Sci Fi Pulse broadband network, which serves millions of streams of original video each month. Its tie-ins to SCI FI Channel shows include the hit webisode series Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, which has been seen more than 6.5 million times, and the first ever TV network podcast.
SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com ) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 89 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.