SOURCE: Ensequence

Ensequence

March 11, 2010 09:05 ET

HISTORY™'S Television Series "BATTLES BC," Wins Interactive TV Industry Awards

Interactivity Developed by Ensequence

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  HISTORY has garnered two awards for the interactive TV content in its television series, BATTLES BC. The series was awarded Best iTV Program by DISH Network at its 9th Annual Interactive Television Summit Awards and the Best Newcomer at the recent TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 in San Francisco.

Ensequence, an interactive television company, partnered with HISTORY to develop the interactive content for BATTLES BC.

BATTLES BC, an eight-episode series that premiered on HISTORY in 2009, explored the battle strategies and tactics used by ancient commanders such as Hannibal, David, Caesar and Alexander. The tales of historic battles and bloodshed were enhanced with interactive TV content that enabled viewers to access additional content during the show, review the biographies and credentials of on-camera historical experts, and view a gallery of images highlighting the production aspects of the program series. In addition, a game synchronized to the content of each episode allowed viewers to play along -- testing their knowledge of strategic choices made during history's greatest battles.

"Our partnerships with HISTORY and DISH Network gave us the opportunity to showcase what's possible with iTV," said Peter Low, Ensequence President and CEO. "HISTORY and DISH Network are great to work with, and we're pleased by the industry's recognition."

HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as Ax Men, Battle 360, How The Earth Was Made, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars and The Universe, as well as acclaimed specials including 102 Minutes That Changed America, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, King, Life After People, Nostradamus: 2012, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed and WWII in HD. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY web site, located at www.history.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games and more.

About Ensequence
 Ensequence enables programmers, distributors, and advertisers to create and deploy a high volume of interactive television experiences that drive revenue growth via increased programming ratings, advertising effectiveness and merchandise sales. The company minimizes the complexities of iTV implementation and enables its customers to quickly, affordably and dependably deploy interactive television, making content more powerful and engaging than it has ever been. Ensequence's customers include the largest and most innovative programmers and distributors in the media industry: NBC Universal, Comcast, MTV Networks, Time Warner Cable, ESPN, Showtime, DISH Network, The Walt Disney Company, DirecTV, Turner Network Television, Cablevision, and Verizon. To learn more, visit www.ensequence.com.

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