NEW YORK--()--The merger agreement between Viggle Inc. (Symbol: VGGL), the popular television loyalty service, and GetGlue, the leading social TV application, has been terminated, Robert F.X. Sillerman, Executive Chairman and CEO of Viggle announced today.
“We wish GetGlue and Alex all the best.”
"During the time we started talking to GetGlue about an acquisition and since the merger agreement was signed in November, we have seen impressive growth in our business,” Sillerman said. “We are pleased with this positive momentum.” He added that the termination of the agreement was cordial. “We wish GetGlue and Alex all the best.”
Viggle, launched in January 2012, rewards its users with points for their loyalty to and engagement with content around their favorite TV shows. Points can be redeemed for real-world rewards from places like Best Buy, Amazon, Fandango, Hulu Plus and iTunes, among others. Viggle’s audio verification technology recognizes and allows users to check into live, DVR’d and online TV content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels.
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