Real Housewives

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I)

--AOL Europe Acquires Online Video Distribution Network, goviral
--Bravo to Host Social-TV Event around Tonight's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Reunion Show
--ITV Hires BBC Executive as Part of Ongoing Restructuring of its Online and On-Demand Businesses
Here is the first of two round-ups of interactive TV/multiplatform video-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

Bravo to Offer Social Media-Enabled Games around "Top Chef," "Real Housewives"

NBC Universal-owned cable channel, Bravo , has unveiled yet another social media initiative around its programming (note: last month, for example-- see the article published on itvt.com, March 24th --the broadcaster launched a live, social TV experience, dubbed "Talk Bubble," around its reality series, "The Real Housewives of New York City"; and earlier this year-- see the article published on itvt.com, January 31st --it announced a partnership with location-based social networking service, Foursquare, to integrate...

Bravo to Offer Weekly "Virtual Viewing Parties" around "Real Housewives of New York City"

--Channel's Social TV Offering Branded as "Bravo Talk Bubble"
NBC Universal -owned cable channel, Bravo , has announced plans to offer a live, social TV experience around each week's episode of its reality series, "The Real Housewives of New York City" (airs Thursdays at 10:00PM Eastern/Pacific). The social TV offering, which Bravo has branded as " Talk Bubble ," builds on the apparent success of one-off so-called "virtual viewing parties" that the channel previously offered in association with the May 5th finale of the...

Bravo Planning "Virtual Viewing Party" for "Real Housewives" Finale

--"Social Media Event" to Use Twitter, Facebook Connect, Live Mobile and Online Chat
Cable channel, Bravo , has announced plans to hold a live "virtual viewing party" for the May 5th finale of its reality series, "The Real Housewives of New York City" (10:00PM ET/PT). During the show's broadcast, viewers will be invited to voice their opinions through Twitter, Facebook Connect and live mobile chat, and also to interact with one another through Facebook Connect. In addition, they will have the chance to interact with the show's eponymous...