Sunday, February 26, 2012

On Facebook: STAR MOVIES 'Home Of The Oscar'

In the run-up to the Live Oscar Telecast tomorrow morning, Star Movies India has been pitching itself as the ‘Home of the Oscar’ and rightfully so. The Star Movies Facebook Fan Page catering to its 540k+ fan base has some interesting applications and engaging bytes around the Academy Award.

Oscar Fever section provides schedules of Oscar winning movies that have been showing all through February on the channel, culminating with the premiere of Black Swan on 27th February, prime time.

The Oscar Predict and Win promo clubs on-air and web, giving fans the opportunity to predict the Oscar winners across categories online and then answer a question during the live telecast to win. But again, once I am inside the application, there is no link to take me back to the Fan page. It helps to cross link.

The most interesting part for me was the Oscar Charades application. It is a fun, word guessing game where you need to guess the names of Oscar winning movies basis hints provided by the videos. Except for some corny actions by anchors when you get the movie name right (what's with that bow and flying kiss everytime!), the idea and execution are super!


I spent some 10minutes on the application trying to get the right answers so this is sure to get other users hooked as well. Youtube carried a rich media masthead with a pared down version of this game yesterday.

Highly recommended.

Check out the Star Movies Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/StarMoviesIndia
And don’t miss the Charades Application: http://apps.facebook.com/oscarcharades/
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