USA Network Is Among the First Syndicated Partners for Beamly TV Room
Network To Feature Live Chat with 'Chrisley Knows Best' Cast and Fans After Season Finale on Tuesday, April 22Social Network for TV Teaming With No. 1 Cable Network to Provide Direct Interacti...
April 22, 2014 --
NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Beamly, (formerly zeebox) the content and social network for TV, and USA Network have teamed-up to offer a live online chat via USANetwork.com for fans with the Chrisley family from the network's breakout hit reality series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, which was recently renewed for a second season. The chat will take place in real time at 10:30/9:30c immediately following the show's season one finale on April 22 (airing at 10/9c), where fans can chat with family patriarch Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie and their children.
"We're excited to partner with Beamly and its new syndicated product, and it makes perfect sense for our new hit series 'Chrisley Knows Best,' which has struck a chord in the social sphere," said USA Network, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital, Alexandra Shapiro.
This marks the launch of USA Network's first syndicated TV Room from Beamly, which allows viewers to have an unfiltered conversation with the family and other fans as well as consume and share exclusive enhanced content without leaving the Chrisley ecosystem on USANetwork.com. Fans can access the TV Room through the network's site or via the Beamly app.
"Todd Chrisley and his family exemplify the type of richness in TV influencers that Beamly is all about," said Jason Forbes, EVP and MD, Beamly. "Beamly is focused on building rich communities for fans and with over 100 TV and pop culture influencers joining the community, we felt this was the perfect platform for Todd Chrisley and his family to deliver their personalities and words of wisdom directly with fans. By using our syndication suite, USA Network can also take advantage of TV Rooms or gaming experiences and light them up on their .com site in a matter of hours."
Beamly was recently announced as a single 24/7 destination for TV fans to follow the shows and stars they love to get 24-hour breaking news and gossip. Fans can also find and follow other fans, chat and share in TV Rooms, discover what to watch and interact live with their favorite shows via custom playalong games, contextual votes and more, all synched live to what's on screen.
Season one of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST introduced the outspoken and overprotective, but very loving husband and father, Todd Chrisley and his unique brood, including his lovely wife Julie, and charming-yet-scheming children: Lindsie, Kyle, Chase, Savannah and Grayson. The season finale, on Tuesday, April 22 at 10/9c, feature's Todd's granddaughter Chloe celebrating her first birthday. In true Todd fashion, he bets his wife Julie that he can throw just as fabulous a birthday party for Chloe as she could. The wager is on, but Todd has to do it all on his own. He soon realizes the hard way that planning a party with cupcakes and a petting zoo is not as easy as Julie makes it look. For more information please visit www.usanetwork.com/chrisleyknowsbest.
Beamly is available free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Google Play for Android, on the web at http://beamly.com/ and coming soon to Windows Phone.
Beamly (originally zeebox) is the world's leading content and social network for TV. Beamly was founded in 2011 by former iPlayer CTO Anthony Rose and EMI executive Ernesto Schmitt. The company is based in London, New York and Sydney. For more information, please visit http://beamly.com.
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