24 January 2011 1273 Views

SyFy’s “Being Human” To Be First Series With TV Tagging

by Dan Koelsch

If you’re already a fan of SyFy’s new show Being Human after just one episode, then you’re in luck. The series, a BBC remake about a werewolf, vampire, and ghost that live together, is teaming up with App makers Shazam to make for a more interactive experience.

Shazam makes an app that lets you identify songs anywhere just by having your device listen. Shazam is taking that concept and moving it over to television by letting viewers tag episodes to get exclusive web content, enter into contests, and eventually even purchase music heard on the show. While the tech (especially from Shazam themselves) has been tested on TV before, this will be the first time “TV Tagging” will be used for an entire series. Below is what Blake Callaway, Senior Vice President, Brand and Strategic Marketing, Syfy had to say about the endeavor.

The audience reaction to ‘TV Tagging’ on Syfy with Shazam was immediate and impressive, providing new opportunities for our advertising partners. After researching the viewers’ reaction and their willingness to engage with this new technology and embrace a whole new behavior – tagging the TV – we knew we had to extend the concept to a whole series.



Hopefully this paves the way to a more interactive TV experience that sci-fi movies often show us, and that companies like Google have been recently working on.

Source: Business Wire



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