LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – VIMBY (Video in My BackYard) is joining forces with industry innovator Youtoo.com to launch the nation’s first social TV network, Youtoo TV, which uses revolutionary technology to change the way Americans engage with TV. For the first time in television history, viewers using the Internet or a mobile device can be on television and participate in the programming with a few simple clicks. VIMBY, in affiliation with legendary producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” “The Voice”) becomes the original content provider for Youtoo’s revolutionary initial launch.
“Since millions of people want to be on TV, we have an app for that,” explains Chris Wyatt, CEO of Youtoo. “Think of it as Facebook meets TV, it’s the evolution of the social network. In addition to interacting with your friends and followers, you can be on national television and interact with millions of people. Log on to youtoo.com to see what it’s all about.”
Youtoo developed this revolutionary technology, which allows viewers to record and submit videos that are then filtered for content and broadcast on TV. This automated process enables anyone, from anywhere, with Internet access or a mobile device to be on TV within minutes.
Unlike standard social networking, where you interact with your friends and followers, on Youtoo TV you are in front of a national TV audience of 15 million. Youtoo will start by putting 500 people on TV each day – providing more Americans than ever before with a real shot at their “15 minutes of fame.” The videos, aptly called “Fame Spots,”™ can be recorded easily from an Apple or Android smart phone, tablet or computer. In just a few clicks, anyone can upload their “Fame Spot” and be on TV for free. Youtoo will play a key role in democratizing who gets to be on TV.
For more information, log onto http://www.youtoo.com/.