CITYTV GETS INTERACTIVE WITH THE NEW CITYTV SOCIAL STREAM APP
– New app allows viewers to interact with each other through exciting new platform –
– Citytv Social Stream App kicks off with the social event of the season, the Citytv New Year’s Bash –
– Citytv Social Stream App available for free download on iTunes Canada –
(Toronto – Dec. 19, 2011) Building on its successful launch of the Citytv Video App for iPhone and iPod touch earlier this month, Citytv today unveils another engaging and interactive app with the Citytv Social Stream. Kicking off with the Citytv New Year’s Bash on December 31, this app allows viewers to socialize with fellow Canadians while enjoying their favourite Citytv programming. The Citytv Social Stream App is now available for free download at www.itunes.ca/appstore.
"The Citytv Social Stream App embodies the future of viewer-to-viewer digital interaction while watching live programming," said Andrea Gagliardi, Senior Director and GM, Digital, Rogers Broadcasting. "Allowing fans to engage while enjoying their favourite Citytv programs, the App moves the television experience out of the living room, uniting fans across the country.'
Gearing up for the biggest social event of the year with the Citytv New Year’s Bash, the Citytv Social Stream App provides viewers another platform to ring in the New Year with other Canadians across the country. On December 31, users can chat live with fellow viewers, participate in Citytv New Year’s polls, and even have their comments mentioned live on television. Plus, Citytv talent and performers chat live with users, sharing their New Year’s resolutions and reactions to the expanded, four-hour show broadcast live from Toronto and Calgary. Viewers can also upload New Year’s photos to the app and share their celebratory events with the rest of the nation. The chat also connects to Twitter, featuring all tweets that include the #Citytv2012 hash tag.
Join the conversation and follow these Twitter and Facebook Accounts:
Citytv: https://twitter.com/City_tv | http://facebook.com/citytv
Andrew Shultz: https://twitter.com/#!/AndrewSchultzWX
Dina Pugliese: http://twitter.com/@DinaPugliese
Jill Belland: http://twitter.com/@JillBelland
Kevin Frankish: http://twitter.com/@KevinFrankish
Tara Slone: http://twitter.com/@TaratheSlone
Ted Henley: http://twitter.com/@TedHenley
Tracy Moore: http://twitter.com/@Tracycityline
Beyond the television and mobile experience, Citytv is indeed everywhere as a multiplatform brand, accessible to viewers on multiple mediums with a dynamic array of content. Citytv.com offers full episodes and exciting extras from Citytv’s hit programming, available post broadcast. Viewers can catch up on the bold lineup on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by downloading the free Citytv video app on iTunes Canada. Breakfast Television Toronto and CityLine, both stream live online and on the Citytv video app from 5:30am to 9am ET and between 9am-10am ET, respectively.
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Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com
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