Fans will once again have the opportunity to explore an epic television miniseries event on REELZ by engaging deeper in the story created by Ken Follett and joining the conversation through the ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ enhanced viewing app.
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced the launch of “The Pillars of the Earth” enhanced viewing app for the nine-part miniseries which makes its REELZ debut starting Sunday, December 4, 2011. The app syncs with episodes of “The Pillars of the Earth” airing on REELZCHANNEL TV and lets viewers tap into a wealth of behind-the-scenes information detailing Ken Follett’s bestselling novel and the miniseries. Compatible with Apple’s iPad, iPad 2 and also web browsers, the app is free of charge and available now for download at Apple’s iTunes store and at reelz.com/apps.
“The popularity of ‘The Kennedys’ app revealed how our viewers enjoy the second-screen experience,” said Bob Bedford REELZCHANNEL SVP of Marketing and New Media. “Fans will once again have the opportunity to explore an epic television miniseries event on REELZ by engaging deeper in the story created by Ken Follett and joining the conversation through the ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ enhanced viewing app.”
“The Pillars of the Earth” Enhanced Viewing App Features:
-Ken Follett’s personal notes on his time visiting the set, his cameo, his take on crucial scenes and key characters, and what he says about the novel being adapted for television
-A Timeline of Events linking to sites full of historical information and details on the major events depicted in the novel and miniseries
-Fans join the conversation through Facebook Connect and Twitter
-Hundreds of tidbits, including what life was like during the time depicted in “The Pillars of the Earth”, what changed from the book to the miniseries and insightful notes on the masonry training some of the actors had to do for their roles
-Links to buy “The Pillars of the Earth” e-book, the miniseries soundtrack and games based on Follett’s novel
The app’s Timeline of Events updates as characters emerge and significant scenes appear during the miniseries. When King Henry I (Clive Wood) first appears, click to connect to the official website of the British Monarchy and discover how Henry rose to power. Explore the events following the sinking of the White Ship carrying King Henry I’s only legitimate male heir to the throne, William, and find out how a booze-filled night at sea significantly changed England’s history and led to years of chaos and war during the Anarchy. The app also features the broadcast schedule for “The Pillars of the Earth” on REELZ and automatically updates with channel numbers based on the viewer’s current location.
“The Pillars of the Earth” will make its REELZ premiere starting Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT, with a two-hour presentation of episodes 1 and 2 airing back to back. Then, starting Monday, December 5, all nine episodes play out over the week, culminating with the final two episodes (8 and 9) airing on Sunday, December 11 starting at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT and again on Monday, December 12 starting at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT.
“The Pillars of the Earth” features stellar performances from Ian McShane (Deadwood, Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale) and Donald Sutherland (Dirty Sexy Money, The Italian Job) among others. The story, based on Ken Follett’s best-selling novel of all time, is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England. “The Pillars of the Earth” was produced by Tandem Communications and Muse Entertainment in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Films.
REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper, Sam Rubin and John Salley fans get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.
REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 60 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.
For “The Pillars of the Earth” press kit including hi-resolution images, visit reelz.com/pillarsepk
For more information, please contact the REELZCHANNEL Media Line
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