NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has announced a new “Check In To Win” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with the second-screen application Viggle (Symbol: VGGL). The “Check In To Win” began on Monday, May 6, and will end on Friday, May 31.
Viewers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” are encouraged to download the free Viggle app and check in to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” using Viggle’s audio check-in feature for a chance to win. Four “Ellen” viewers, who have checked in on Viggle during the show's broadcast each week, will win $20,000. Plus, every day during the “Check In To Win,” “Ellen” will give away $1,000 to a viewer who has checked into the show with Viggle.
“You can check in to my show on Viggle to learn more. Great, right? It’s really never been easier to make money lying on your back. That doesn’t sound good. That does not sound right. You know what I mean…,”said talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
“Through this new partnership with ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ our millions of users will now have the opportunity to receive a unique reward for viewing and engaging with one of their favorite programs,” said Greg Consiglio, Viggle President and COO. “It’s the latest example of our commitment to working with programmers to further enhance the second-screen experience and provide exclusive opportunities for our members every day.”
About The Ellen DeGeneres Show
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season. Ellen serves as an Executive Producer of the series with Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner. Originating from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures, an industry leading and Emmy® award-winning producer of innovative, multiplatform advertiser friendly television and digital content for the syndication, cable and digital marketplace, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
Launched in January 2012, Viggle is a free second-screen media platform that rewards its members for watching their favorite TV shows. Viggle enhances TV with interactive games like Viggle LIVE and the first ever real-time fantasy sports game, MyGuy. Viggle members get rewarded for their TV time from places like Best Buy, Papa John’s, Fandango, Hulu Plus and Groupon, among others. Viggle also allows like-minded fans of their favorite shows to connect through Viggle Chatter features. Viggle’s audio verification technology recognizes shows on TV and allows members to check into live and DVR’d TV content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels. For more information, visit www.viggle.com, follow us on Twitter @ViggleLABS.
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