|[September 26, 2013]
Viggle Announces AppJam Challenge Winners
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
(Symbol: VGGL), a free, cutting-edge mobile app that operates as a
"second screen" engagement and loyalty program for television, today
announced the winners of AppJam who will receive $50,000 in cash and
prizes, including possible Viggle platform integration, for their
entries. Additionally, ten ideas, which were chosen from among the 25
best, according to voters on the AppJam website, will receive $100 each.
Powered by ChallengePost, AppJam was Viggle's first competition to
challenge software developers to define the second screen experience by
creating TV companion apps for use within Viggle. The winning entries,
which can be found at appjam.challengepost.com,
are as follows:
Grand Prize and Best Synchronized TV App - TV Debate: A
program-specific polling and debate tool that allows users to
participate in real-time debates and asks them before and after for
their position. This allows users to see how the discussions changed
Second Prize - FashionStream: A real or near real-time provider
of content from TV shows - including "Burn Notice," "Keeping up With
the Kardashians," "The Real Housewives of Orange (News - Alert) County," "The Real
Housewives of Miami," and "Royal Pains" - with links to purchase items
from the programs.
Third Prize and Best Social TV App - Get Viggy with
Popular Choice Award and Special Jury Prize - Scavit: a
Viggle take on the scavenger hunt, users unscramble jumbled words
found throughout the Viggle app.
Viggle will work with all of the teams on integrating their submissions
into the Viggle platform to further enhance users' television viewing
experience. Existing interactive apps within Viggle include TV CHAT, MyGuy
Real-Time Fantasy Sports, and Viggle LIVE trivia. For the winning
features that incorporate advertising, Viggle will also share revenues
generated by their contributions as they are brought online.
Throughout the AppJam challenge, which launched in April, users
registered with the AppJam website to submit and vote on ideas for new
Viggle features. From a list of the top 25, a team of experts at Viggle
selected the final ten, who will receive $100 each.
"As the number of Viggle users has grown, we recognized that developers
both inside and outside our community might have ideas about how to
augment user interaction on our platform," said Greg Consiglio,
President and COO of Viggle. "With AppJam, we were able to showcase how
developers can further enhance the Viggle experience and we're looking
forward to future collaborations with all of the contestants."
Launched in January 2012, Viggle is a free loyalty program for TV whose
app rewards its members for watching their favorite TV shows. Viggle
enhances TV with interactive games like Viggle LIVE and the first ever
real-time fantasy sports game, MyGuy. Viggle members get rewarded for
their TV time from places like Best Buy (News - Alert), Papa John's, Fandango, Hulu
Plus and Groupon, among others. Viggle also allows like-minded fans of
their favorite shows to connect through Viggle Chatter features.
Viggle's audio verification technology recognizes shows on TV and allows
members to check into live and DVR'd TV content from more than 170 of
the most popular broadcast and cable channels. For more information,
follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @ViggleNews.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as
defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected or anticipated. All information provided in this press
release is as of September 26, 2013. Except as required by law, Viggle
Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are
made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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