Beamly Amplifies Personalized Social And TV Content Community With Sticky Features; Adds Even More Talent To Become Big Brother Fan Destination
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'Animated Selfies' and "Your Best Selfie" Contest -- Judged by Big Brother Alums -- Just the Beginning of Hot New Beamly Personalized Features
NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamly, (formerly zeebox) the content and social network for TV, today announced a new slew of features that has made the most personalized and connected TV community … well, even more personalized and connected! Since Q1 and the April rebrand from zeebox to Beamly, the app has seen 30 percent monthly growth in user base, driven by original content, personalized feeds and talent participation.
"We've built a one of a kind destination where fans are directly engaging with TV talent and each other 24x7 in organic, show-centric experiences over entire seasons, not hours. We've simply never seen the amount of interaction and engagement between fans, celebrities and casual followers across Beamly," said Jason Forbes, EVP and US managing director of Beamly. "The new features announced today make the overall experience more personalized and takes that level of connectedness to the next level."
The new and updated features in the new Beamly version include:
Animated Selfies – Users (and talent) can now take, post and share 'Animated Selfies' in Beamly (see more on the announcement of the Big Brother contest below).
'My Guide' – The all-new "My Guide" is a personalized TV guide based on the shows a user follows and book to watch as well as the TV Rooms users belong to.
'The Best of Beamly' 24/7 – The Beamly feed has been supercharged to bring users the buzziest content and conversations happening in real time.
Enhanced User Profiles – User profiles just got more exciting! Users have always been able to connect in TV Rooms, but in the new release users can post comments directly to each other's feeds.
"Your Best Selfie" Contest To celebrate the launch of 'Animated Selfies' as well as the season premiere of Big Brother 16 (which aired June 25th on CBS), Beamly engaged with 14 former housemates from seasons past bringing them into the Beamly app to host a "Your Best Selfie" contest beginning next week. For your chance to win, users can follow favorite housemates on Beamly (listed below) and post their best, animated selfie using the latest version of the iOS app to his or her wall. At the end of the contest July 10th, each of the 14 housemates will vote for their favorite and each of the winners will receive a cash prize. For more information on the "Your Best Selfie" contest, visit http://tvbuzz.beamly.com/2014/06/24/best-animated-selfie-contest-official-rules/.
Beamly is building on the success seen with Bad Girls Club on Oxygen and MTV's The Challenge and will feature live chats with the former housemates during the live Big Brother episodes this season. For additional chat announcements, stay tuned to the Big Brother 16 TV Room.
About Beamly 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.