CONtv, a forthcoming digital streaming service has officially announced that it will begin production on a new original series hosted by and produced by cult-film icon, Bruce Campbell. There series is called “Last Fan Standing” in partnership with Pop Quiz Entertainment.
“Last Fan Standing” engages event attendees through a proprietary audience response system, where all patrons plays along, competing for cash and prizes. The show culminates with the top four players vying for the coveted tilted as Campbell hunts for the “Last Fan Standing.”
“At a live preview during Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con last August, six hundred screaming fans could barely hold their seats! It was obvious to us that this would be a hit,” said Chris McGurk, CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment. “With a host as beloved in the fan community as Bruce, there’s no better fit for CONtv than ‘LAST FAN STANDING.’ We think of this series as a celebration of the pop culture obsession and fan engagement that makes the CONtv audience so special.”
“The audience went crazy for ‘LAST FAN STANDING’ when we debuted the game at Chicago Comic Con this summer! CONtv is the perfect place to reach true fans, and we can’t wait to challenge our audiences to find out who is the ultimate pop culture guru,”
“Last Fan Standing” will be filmed live at Comic Con conventions nationwide. The first show will taped last Saturday, January 10th at New Orleans Comic Con.
CONtv will launch in February 2015. The digital service will be offered as a free ad-supported platform as well as a low-cost monthly subscription of $6.99/month with content exclusives, audience rewards, a dynamic second-screen experience, and ticketing bundle opportunities for Wizard World conventions. CONtv plans to launch across a wide spectrum of devices including Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Samsung Smart TV, Windows, Mac OS, mobile, and tablet devices.