via press release:
‘AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS,’ MAKES IT EVEN EASIER FOR FAMILIES
TO GET THEIR LAUGH ON THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH LAUNCH OF
ALL NEW ANDROID MOBILE APP AVAILABLE VIA GOOGLE PLAY
Created in Partnership with T3Media and Tigerspike, New Android App will Feature
Never-Before-Seen Funny Videos; Kids Mode, Playlist functions; and Animated GIFs
AFV Invites Viewers to Upload Videos for Chance to Win Prizes and Appear on the Show
Click here to view ‘Thanksgiving-themed’ AFV clip montage: http://youtu.be/DnqYbdOGQX0
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Los Angeles, November 24, 2014 – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (AFV), currently celebrating its history making 25th Anniversary season on ABC, continues to break ground in the digital space with the launch of an all-new app available for Android devices through Google Play. Details were announced today by Creator/Executive producer Vin Di Bona. Created in partnership with T3Media and Tigerspike, launches today, Monday, November 24th.
Underscoring Vin Di Bona’s efforts to keep the AFV brand both relevant and fun, users will now have access to exclusive new mobile content including never-before-seen AFV videos, as well as the opportunity to create a dynamic experience by turning America’s favorite LOL content into ready-to-share animated GIFs. In keeping with AFV’s commitment to family-friendly content, the new app features a ‘Kids Mode’ which optimizes the experience for children and provides an infinitely more interactive user experience – complete with likes/dislikes, favorites, and social media features – that empower users to watch share and upload content. Plus, the ‘Kids Mode’ will allow parents to set viewing time limits, select the types of video categories that children can view and also provides an option to shut off the sharing/uploading function. AFV is also inviting fans to conveniently upload their own videos from their Android phone for a chance to win cash prizes and appear on the series.
Tigerspike, based in San Francisco, spearheaded the creative process, overseeing the development of the user-interface, graphic design and functionality. AFV also collaborated with T3Media to create the content platform which powers the app.
“As a content creator, our priority is to find unexpected and distinctive platforms to share our unique brand of funny,” said Di Bona. “We are delighted to be partnering with T3Media and Tigerspike on what we hope will be an opportunity to extend the AFV brand to the next generation of fans.”
“Tigerspike is extremely excited to be working with such an icon of American television culture,” said Chris Watt, GM and SVP of Tigerspike. “Throughout the project the team focused on designing and building an experience that speaks to the true essence of the AFV brand, whilst delivering a product that delights and engages users of all generations.”
“This Android Mobile App is an outstanding example of how AFV is meeting the demands of their audience to view video content on any screen, anywhere,” said Harris Morris, CEO of T3Media. “It clearly demonstrates how our open technology is making content smarter and cloud delivery faster and more efficient, accelerating the digital transformation.”
Vin Di Bona Productions is an independent production company founded in 1987 and helmed by Peabody and Emmy-award winning producer Vin Di Bona. The company is known worldwide for producing AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, the longest-running entertainment show on the ABC network. AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS is celebrating its 25th season on the air in 2015-2016 and can be seen in over 100 territories. The company’s first series was ANIMAL CRACK-UPS, an animal-themed game show. Other VDBP shows include the family challenge game show, THE BIG MOMENT for ABC; the innovative, improv/sitcom MEET THE MARKS for Fox and SHERMAN OAKS, the mockumentary series for Showtime.
ABOUT FISHBOWL WORLDWIDE MEDIA
FishBowl Worldwide Media is an independent production company founded in 2010 by entertainment industry veteran Vin Di Bona. This next generation studio is developing properties for film, television and digital platforms. Currently, FishBowl is in production on television series for Animal Planet and HGTV; and in development on projects with Bravo, Oxygen, E!, SundanceTV, GSN and NickMom. Fishbowl also recently produced “Toned Up” for Bravo, “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” for TruTV and “I’m Married to a …” for VH1. Previous series, television movies and specials have aired on network and cable television and in first-run syndication. The company’s vast library of cleared consumer-generated content is curated and managed by its licensing division, Home Video Licensing, for clip licensing across various platforms, including feature films, commercials, and social engagement marketing.
Hosted by Emmy Award winner Tom Bergeron, America’s Funniest Home Videos is the longest-running primetime entertainment show in the history of ABC. Each week, the AFV team evaluates thousands of user-submitted home videos, to bring you America’s ‘real-life’ funny moments captured on video. AFV offers a weekly $10,000 first place prize to the funniest or most unusual video as voted upon by the in-studio audience. Those prizewinners then move on to the next competition round where they vie for a $100,000 prize. At the end of the season, the $100,000 prizewinners compete for a Grand Prize vacation package. To date, AFV has given away almost $14 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million video submissions from home viewers. AFV has become an iconic part of American pop culture, as evidenced by its entry into the Smithsonian’s permanent entertainment collection. Today, AFV is syndicated in over 100 territories, spreading humor and clumsiness across the globe! Vin Di Bona is Executive Producer, with Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway also serving as executive producers.
T3Media is the leader in content management, delivery and monetization services for media and entertainment companies. We provide one of the world’s-largest managed video and metadata platforms as a cloud-based service, reducing or eliminating the impact of people intensive processes, legacy hardware and monolithic software on our customers as they transition to digital. For over a decade, T3Media has provided video content owners including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fox International Channels, Fox Sports, Paramount Pictures, National Geographic and the NCAA® with services and technologies that enable them to thrive in the digital world.
Tigerspike is a global technology company specializing mobile and digital products. Across eight markets, Tigerspike works with Fortune 1000 companies to define, design and deliver engaging digital experiences for their consumers and employees. Tigerspike takes a very user centered approach to technology and understands that the user experience is the most important ingredient for delivering a impactful product. With over 60 awards in 11 years, the company has a reputation for innovation that creates long-term partnerships. In the US, Tigerspike has offices in San Francisco and New York and works with customers such as: DIRECTV, Kaiser Permanente, Westfield Labs, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sungevity and American Express. www.tigerspike.com