POULTERNET WORKING WITH MTV TO LAUNCH NEW FULLY INTERACTIVE SHOW Thursday 1 February 2001 PDF Print PoulterNet, the integrated development agency, is aiding MTV with its launch of a new cross platform fully interactive show. PoulterNet the web, wireless and iTV specialist is helping MTV UK launch a new fully interactive show. The new show, Videoclash, is due to launch on 5th February 2001. The show will enable viewers to vote for their favourite videos by either sending in a text message on their mobile phone or by visiting the MTV WAP or web sites. Viewers will be able to take part in ‘head to head’ bouts to decide which video is played next. As the votes come in they are immediately displayed onscreen so viewers can keep a track of the likely winner and loser. PoulterNet has developed a bespoke application which is built in Perl and hosted on Linux and is fully integrated into MTV’s production facilities. This means that all the voting results and onscreen graphics are produced on the fly depicting how the voting is going. "This really puts the viewer in control of what appears on their television screen" said John Veichmanis, head of PoulterNet. "We really are dealing with the future of interactive TV, and have created a format that will no doubt be copied by other TV channels for years to come." PoulterNet’s previous achievements include designing and managing the Channel 4 Big Brother WAP site and text messaging facility. PoulterNet is also hosting the Videoclash web and WAP sites and all of the SMS text messages are being trafficked through PoulterNet’s own dedicated SMS Centre. The company has spent in excess of £60,000 developing its SMS facilities so that it can develop these types of bespoke interactive applications. Videoclash will be screened on weekdays from Monday 5th February 2001 at 6pm. Videoclash will be part of MTV’s new Interactive Zone. For further information please contact : PoulterNet Xav Adam Xav Adam Public Relations T 44 (0) 1892 617286 F 44 (0) 1892 617287 M 44 (0) 7887 955352 firstname.lastname@example.org MTV Eleanor Parker MTV Press Office T 020 7284 6348 email@example.com About PoulterNet Founded in 1999, PoulterNet is the new media technology division of top ten independent communications agency - Poulter Partners. Drawing on its 30 years of communications expertise, PoulterNet seek to design and build technology that provide effective communications over Web, Mobile and Interactive TV platforms, PoulterNet has successfully delivered projects for major organisations such as Hewlett Packard, breathe.com, Britvic, Bass, Morrisons Supermarkets, KP Foods and Meadowhall Shopping Centre. PoulterNet was highly commended twice for its breathe.com and Big Brother wireless projects in the recent Connections 2000 Marketing Awards. For further information about PoulterNet, visit the web site - http://www.poulternet.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AMC Network in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.