Monday, February 27, 2006
LiveHive Systems First to Offer Real-Time Interactive Reality TV Competition on Survivor.com
NANOGAMING™ lets fans participate in every challenge as the action unfolds
WATERLOO, CANADA, February 27, 2006 – LiveHive Systems and Survivor.com today announced the world’s first real-time interactive reality TV competition – Bet-On-Survivor. Fans of the CBS reality TV show Survivor: Panama – Exile Island can participate in the free competition by predicting the outcome of events as they watch the show.
Survivor.com (http://www.survivor.com), a premiere online fan site for the popular TV program, is using the LiveHive NANOGAMING Solution to power the live Bet-On-Survivor competition. Operators at the LiveHive Broadcast Control Center watch Survivor in real-time to determine the show’s wagering opportunities and generate specific odds on each outcome. These opportunities are broadcast to Survivor fans on http://www.betonsurvivor.com who can then “place their bets” on the outcome of each event. Once the result of each event is determined, fan accounts are immediately updated and each fan is notified of their win or loss.
Fans will be able to predict the outcome of any situation, for example:
There is no charge to participate in the competition and each fan will be given $100 in “Survivor Dollars” to wager for the remainder of the season. Players can wager up to $20 on each prediction they make. Prizes including an Xbox 360TM , portable DVD player, and first season Survivor DVD set will be awarded to fans with the largest account balances at the end of the season.
NANOGAMING is making real-time events more entertaining and engaging by allowing fans to play along with their favorite programming. “The Bet-On-Survivor interactive reality TV competition was created to satisfy the demand from fans who want to connect more directly with the show,” said Conrad Walton, owner of the Survivor.com fan site. “Just as every show is different, every game will be different as wagering opportunities are created on the fly. This competition will bring reality TV programming to a new level.”
Register now for the free competition at http://www.betonsurvivor.com.