SOURCE: Watercooler, Inc.
October 20, 2008 08:00 ET
Watercooler Fans Now Watching Popular TV Shows Through Hulu on TVLoop
Watercooler Expands Partnership With Hulu to Bring TVLoop Users Full-Length, Broadcast-Quality Episodes and Clips of Their Favorite Network TV Shows
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) -
-- Through an expanded partnership with Hulu, Watercooler is now delivering
more than 40 top network shows to fans on Hulu's new video player, which
enables members to watch broadcast-quality, full-screen Hulu
-- This integration will directly connect Hulu content with the largest
group of online fan communities in social media.
-- TVLoop audiences will have access to new broadcast-quality programming
from most of the major networks, in addition to all existing Hulu
content on TVLoop, including:
-- Full-length episodes of popular TV series past and present, including
"ER," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "One Tree Hill"
-- Clips from top TV series such as "Friends" and "Law & Order: Special
-- With TVLoop's unique community features, audience members can not only
view episodes and clips of their favorite TV shows, but can also discuss
them with other passionate fans across five of the most popular social
networks - changing the way consumers interact with popular TV shows
online and enhancing the fan experience.
-- More than 15 million TVLoop members visit its TV-themed communities to
answer trivia questions, take quizzes and discuss episodes, plotlines
and actors with other passionate fans. With the addition of broadcast-
quality content from Hulu, the experience is now even richer for fans.
TVLoop is the one place in social media where fans can not only watch
their favorite TV shows, but also interact with other fans, creating a
unique TV-viewing experience.
-- With 25 million users across the FanSection and TVLoop applications,
Watercooler provides the most extensive network of online fan
communities around sports and TV entertainment within the top social
networking sites including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, and hi5.
-- Watercooler enables major broadcast networks to reach TV fans across all
social networking platforms in one fell swoop without having to
negotiate numerous deals on their own.
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Watercooler Screenshots with new Hulu Player
Quotes, attributable to Watercooler executives:
-- "We have spent the last 18 months building a company that unites
millions of passionate TV fans online," said Kevin Chou, CEO of
Watercooler. "Our collaboration with Hulu enables us to bring together
broadcast and online mediums so consumers have access to their favorite TV
shows wherever they are combined with a conduit to discuss those shows with
other likeminded fans."
-- "Millions of our users are actively engaged every day with the top TV
shows on Watercooler's TVLoop applications," said Justin Smith, head of
product for Watercooler. "This expanded integration with Hulu gives those
fans even more opportunities to interact with the shows they love, and we
look forward to seeing this continue to drive active conversations among
the fan base."
-- "Our ultimate vision with this alliance is to enhance audience
enjoyment and give fans a variety of ways to interact with content.
Networks recognize that the growth of social media enables them to
distribute content in a variety of new and exciting ways," added Chou.
"Watercooler's Hulu integration provides enthusiastic communities of fans
with a unique opportunity to access their favorite TV shows on the social
networking platforms where many of them are so active."
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