ooVoo Brings Fans Into the KROQ Coachella House for a Live Social Video Chat Powered by VIZIO
Connects Music Fans and Performers Face-to-Face, with an Exclusive Opportunity to Participate Behind the Scenes
NEW YORK, NY - April 11, 2012 - ooVoo, the fast-growing independent social video chat service, has partnered with VIZIO, Inc. to offer fans exclusive access to some of the world's best bands and DJs at the KROQ Coachella House, starting on Friday, April 13th, via the custom website www.oovoo.com/vizio.
From the site, fans will be able to select from five VIZIO tablets located throughout the KROQ Coachella House, and chat live with recording artists and revelers over the two festival weekends this month. This year, the KROQ Coachella House will host bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), The Hives, Kasabian, Metronomy, Miike Snow and The Shins, who will perform exclusive live shows for a select crowd of KROQ Radio listeners and fans. In the lead up to the international music festival, ooVoo will promote the event to registered users and its 1.8 million Facebook followers, and will post the schedule on the site.
ooVoo is the first social video chat service to unite brands with consumers in an ad-supported, custom-branded environment. ooVoo's partnership with VIZIO and association with the KROQ Coachella House at one of the world's most popular music events further demonstrates the company's commitment to connecting brands and personalities with their audiences.
"As a leader in consumer electronics, we are constantly searching for innovative ways to put our products into the hands of our fans. Together with ooVoo's social video chat service, we're creating an original social experience utilizing VIZIO products to provide fans with a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with popular musicians performing at the KROQ Coachella House," said VIZIO director of media, Jason Maciel. "ooVoo's active fan base of entertainment enthusiasts made them a perfect partner for VIZIO, and will help this event reach the global stage."
ooVoo provides an HD-quality, free, social video-chat service and integrated instant messaging for more than 44 million registered users worldwide. ooVoo enables people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video chat over the Web, desktop and any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device using cloud-based connectivity. The ooVoo mobile application was awarded the "Best of the Year" distinction in 2011 by PC Magazine. Headquartered in New York City, ooVoo is a privately held company funded by Myrian Capital, an investment-management firm focused on applied technologies in advanced media and video communications.
VIZIO, Inc., "Entertainment Freedom For All," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and was #1 for the total year in 2009. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Editor's Choice, PC World's Best Buy and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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