TEEN CHOICE 2014 Announces Chance for Fans to Interview Favorite Celebs on Red Carpet
Keek Inc. (TSXV: KEK; OTCQX: KEEKF) announced a partnership today with TEEN CHOICE 2014, designed to give teens the unprecedented opportunity to be a part of the pre-awards show and interview their favorite celebrities on the red carpet. The Red Carpet show will be livestreamed on teenchoiceawards.com from 4:30-8:00 PM ETlive.
TEEN CHOICE 2014 airs on Sunday, Aug. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Keek is the mobile social video network that empowers people around the globe to connect and share self-expression in 36 seconds. It's beloved by millions of teens and young adults worldwide. Beginning today, leading up to the entry deadline on August 7th at 11:59pm EST, teens can use the Keek video app to film a short video of themselves "auditioning" for a chance to win. The TEEN CHOICE 2014 producers will view the submissions and select the most charismatic, fun and creative keeks from thousands of fan submissions. This is the first time anyone outside the press will have the opportunity to be invited to interview the stars on the red carpet. Contest rules are posted on Keek.com/TeenChoice, along with instructions on how to enter.
The winner will also have the opportunity to attend TEEN CHOICE 2014, VIP style, which will include having their photos taken on the red carpet, participating in an exclusive backstage tour and VIP seating during the awards show.
The RED CARPET MEET & KEEK Contest can bring fans into the action in a way that integrates video and social media like never before. It is the ultimate fan inclusion opportunity, by which viewers 13 and older can submit their videos using the Keek video app or Keek.com. Keek programming staff and TEEN CHOICE 2014 producers will also be "live keeking" during the broadcast, so millions of fans at home can get a behind-the-scenes experience at the awards.
Hosted by Tyler Posey ("Teen Wolf"), TEEN CHOICE 2014 celebrates the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. Among the celebrities scheduled to appear are Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Fifth Harmony, Kevin Hart, Colton Haynes, Josh Hutcherson, Sarah Hyland, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Lea Michele, The Band Perry, Nat Wolff, Keegan Allen, Jake T. Austin, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Big Show, Jamie Blackley, Ian Harding, Kellan Lutz, MKTO, Chloë Grace Moretz, Cody Simpson, Hailee Steinfeld, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and Zendaya. The special also will feature performances by Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Jason Derulo, MAGIC! and Rixton.
"We launched the Teen Choice Awards in an effort to give young fans an opportunity to choose which celebrities are recognized for their work in any given year. But, this year, not only are we giving them a 'choice'... we are providing an opportunity to participate," said TEEN CHOICE co-executive producer Michael Burg. "Who knows, we may just discover the next Ryan Seacrest!"
"RED CARPET MEET & KEEK will give teens the chance to express their enthusiasm to interview their favorite stars. We are thrilled to give fans an opportunity to be front-and-center before the awards ceremony and look forward to seeing teens from around the world show us their stuff," added co-executive producer Bob Bain.
"Teens and young adults watch over 277 million Keek videos each month around the world. Two out of three Keek members in the U.S. are between the ages of 13-24 and they are passionate fans of pop culture and entertainment," commented Lin Dai, CMO of Keek. "The Teen Choice Awards is a fantastic and vibrant platform for Keek and we're extremely enthusiastic about this partnership. Using mobile video apps such as Keek to express themselves is an organic part in the daily lives of millennials. We look forward to working with innovative media companies such as FOX and the Teen Choice Awards to break new ground in social media and mobile video."
ABOUT "TEEN CHOICE 2014"
TEEN CHOICE 2014 is executive-produced by Bob Bain ("Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards") and Michael Burg. Paul Flattery and Kelly Brock serve as producers and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer. View exclusive video at Keek.com/TeenChoice. "Like" TEEN CHOICE 2014 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teenchoiceawards. Follow TEEN CHOICE 2014 on Twitter at @TeenChoiceGirl and join the conversation using #TeenChoice.
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with 68 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real-time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages.