January 31, 2006 09:00 AM US Eastern Timezone
Fox Reality Launches Online ``Fantasy Reality Challenge'' Game Tied to ``Survivor,'' ``Amazing Race,'' ``America's Next Top Model,'' ``The Apprentice'' and ``American Idol''
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2006--Fox Reality:
-- Reality Fans Can Compare Their Picks to Those of Favorite Reality TV Stars Including "Reality Remix" host Kennedy and correspondent Mark Long, as well as Lynn & Alex ("Amazing Race"), Alton ("Real World Las Vegas"), Jenna ("Survivor"), Anna ("Average Joe") and Toni ("Love Cruise"), Among Others
-- "Fantasy Reality Challenge" Ready For Signups at www.foxreality.com
Fox Reality, the only ALL REALITY, ALL THE TIME channel, gears up for season 2 of the first comprehensive online fantasy game dedicated to reality television, Fox Reality's "Fantasy Reality Challenge." Ready for play at www.foxreality.com
, the game brings the exploding worlds of online fantasy to enthusiastic fans of reality television, through a real-time challenge that lets participants earn points based on the performance of their selected players from some of America's most popular reality series including "Survivor," "Amazing Race," "America's Next Top Model," "The Apprentice" and "American Idol." With registration beginning immediately, the game will advance to offer more reality players once all five highlighted series have aired their season debut.
To add further excitement to the game, reality fans can play along with reality stars and compare their picks and standings. Participating stars thus far include TV personalities such as "Reality Remix" host Kennedy and correspondent Mark Long, as well as Lynn & Alex from "Amazing Race," Alton from "Real World Las Vegas," Jenna from "Survivor," Toni from "Love Cruise" and Anna from the fourth season of "Average Joe," among others.
Fantasy sports in America is a $50 million business with more than 15 million people playing every year. The vast majority of 18-34 year-olds who play spend two to three times the amount of time online than their non-fantasy-playing counterparts. Fox Reality's "Fantasy Reality Challenge" brings the thrill of online gaming to the fans of reality television.
Fox Reality's "Fantasy Reality Challenge" is LIVE and accessible for signups through the "Games" section on the home page of www.FoxReality.com
. Users become active participants with the programming by selecting up to six actual reality television contestants and then earn points based on the performance of those same people within their television competitions. Each week, as contestants from the TV shows are eliminated, Fantasy Reality players accumulate points based upon who remains on their rosters. If a Fantasy Reality user opts to alter his or her roster, they can do so, but any points earned by someone who's dropped are lost forever. The longer a contestant lasts, the more points earned. Users can invite their friends into private groups where they can play against each other and chat, or the game can be played against the entire Fox Reality community.
Fox Reality launched May 24, 2005, to become the first destination for lovers of unscripted programming. The channel offers major U.S. network favorites, international reality programming and original series and specials. Fox Reality offers reality viewers more depth of information on their favorite reality programming with "Reality Revealed" -- more unseen footage, more insight, more interviews and more fun. Fox Reality is currently seen in more than 18 million households and is on pace to become one of only six new cable or satellite networks to surpass 20 million homes in its first year. To see if you get Fox Reality, call 1-877-859-REAL or go to foxreality.com.http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060131005474&newsLang=en