BET Gets Interactive With New 106 & PARK iApp

BET Networks is making a big splash in the mobile device application scene. Today they unveiled a new app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

This new app will allow fans to enjoy a deeper and more interactive experience while they are watching 106 & PARK.

“This App is the first of its kind to fully integrate a real-time mobile user audience with a live TV show,” said Denmark West, President of Digital at BET Networks. “We wanted to create a meaningful socially integrated experience that captures the spirit of the 106 & PARK show, the pulse of youth culture.”

106 & PARK attracts an average of 791,000 viewers per day – many of whom are early adopters of technology and heavy users of smartphones.

For the roughly 791,000+ weekly viewers of the show this is definitely going to be seen as a welcome addition to enhancing the overall experience.

The 106 & PARK App includes several groundbreaking features, including:

  • Location-based ‘Fame Lottery’ – Users logged into the app will appear on the “106 Nation” live heat map on the show’s set. Hosts zoom into a city and call one lucky app user in that city.
  • ‘Twitter Wall’ – Users can pan around to see who is watching the show and what they’re saying about today’s trending topic. Users can also post Tweets which have the chance to be read live on the air.
  • Mobile barcodes – Users can unlock special content and prizes by scanning the “Code106” mobile barcodes that appear regularly during the show.
  • Amateur competition voting – Users can vote for their favorite performer and see how individual votes stack up against the rest of the country’s in real-time.
  • Countdown video voting – Users scratch a record like a DJ to rack up votes for their favorite countdown video. The more a user plays, the more votes are cast.

The 106 & PARK App also contains over 70 artist bios, each containing articles, photos, videos and recent Tweets. High-quality video clips from previous 106 & PARK episodes are also available within the App for users to enjoy.

You can download the FREE app from the Apple App Store here.

106 & PARK airs every weekday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET/PT – check your area and programming for times and availability.

James Hickshttp://about.me/jameshicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

More from author

Leave a Reply!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Advertisment

Categories

Latest posts

Ten Ways You Can Remain Safe On The Road

With more cars on the roads than ever before, a rise in heavy traffic conjunction, it’s more difficult than ever before...

4 Tips To Take Care of Your Senior Dogs Nutrition

As your dog ages, their diet needs to accommodate their lifestyle to maintain overall health. Older dogs are prone to losing and...

6 Stylish Watches From The Hublot Classic Fusion Series To Add To Your Collection

Hublot was founded in 1980 and is a Swiss luxury watch company built by an Italian entrepreneur, Carlo Crocco. The Hublot brand...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!