SUPERNATURAL GETS SHAZAM-ENABLED ON NBC AS PART OF RED BULL SIGNATURE SERIES
Travis Rice’s Red Bull Supernatural airs on Saturday, March 31 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT
Santa Monica, Calif. – March 27, 2012 – Fans watching NBC’s two-hour snowboarding competition Red Bull Supernatural can now use the Shazam App to tag the show for exclusive Contour point-of-view footage from the eyes of the world’s most progressive riders. Hosted by Sal Masekela, catch the inaugural airing this Saturday, March 31 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.
As part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the show brings the best event action and behind-the-scenes highlights to a national audience. Harnessing the power of Shazam, the world’s leading media discovery app, and Contour, a leader in inspiring video storytelling through hands free point of view cameras, viewers can also view exclusive footage in tandem with the television show.
By Shazam-enabling Red Bull Supernatural, a national TV audience will unlock and share dream runs, jaw-dropping landings and buttery transitions from the viewpoint of the best mountain shredders in the world. Viewers activate the Shazam App with a single touch of a button on their mobile or tablet devices to automatically identify the in-show sounds and instantly unlock the exploits of the riders. Once the Shazam App identifies the audio of Red Bull Supernatural on NBC, fans can also connect to related social media to enhance the overall experience of watching the best snowboarders in the world.
There will be both verbal and visual prompts during NBC’s Red Bull Supernatural broadcast to encourage people to use Shazam and get access to exclusive Contour point-of-view footage from select competitors, including Travis Rice and John Jackson, who will also be encouraging their fans to use Shazam during the show via their social networks. Follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter (hash tag: #SigSeries); and Red Bull Supernatural at #supernatural.
The brainchild of snowboarding icon Travis Rice, Red Bull Supernatural is a first-of-its-kind backcountry competition designed to showcase the skills of the best all-around riders on the planet. Over 100 man-made features were built on the slope over the summer, so that once snow fell, a series of tree-line features, jumps and drops emerged creating the ultimate backcountry run.
Supernatural is part of the Red Bull Signature Series – made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. Go to www.redbullsignatureseries.com for web videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.
Shazam includes unlimited tagging in the apps on Android and iOS devices and makes it easy for people to share their discoveries with their friends on Facebook using the Shazam Friends feature. For people who don’t yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for every major platform and can be found on iTunes App Store, Google play, Amazon App Store, AT&T’s AppCenter, Verizon VCast app store, Nokia Store, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and GetJar.
“Contour is proud to partner with Red Bull and Shazam on the Supernatural event,” said Marc Barros, CEO, Contour. “We’re committed to pioneering new innovations in capturing hands-free POV video, exemplified by working with Shazam to make never-before-seen top-to-bottom POV videos available to viewers of this event.”
Upcoming Red Bull Signature Series programming includes:
Rahlves Banzai Tour (March 27 at 9:30 pm PT/12:30 am ET on NBC Sports Network): This one-hour special pits four skiers head-to-head in an intense top-to-bottom competition held at four iconic Lake Tahoe resorts – Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl Resort. The brainchild of 12-time World Cup winner, World Champion and four-time Olympic skier Daron Rahlves, this premier ski cross event features shoulder-to-shoulder battles on un-groomed terrain, with riders making a run for it with the master— the most decorated U.S. male downhill athlete ever.
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