Santa Monica, CA – October 16, 2017
Zone·tv today announced the launch of Halloween Countdown, a new interactive web-based experience on Xfinity X1.
The new experience follows the successful launch of zone·tv’s holiday Santa Tracker and is initially being offered to all X1 video customers. Getting families into the spirit is easy; just say “Halloween Countdown” into the X1 remote to launch the destination.
Not only is the offering new to pay-TV audiences, but it will also introduce Halloween Around the World, zone·tv’s first foray into original video production. This short form program takes a spooky Halloween tour to intriguing cities around the world on Halloween night. Fifteen attractions are on the trick-or-treat tour, including visits to Colorado’s Ghost Mines, Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary (a holiday attraction in itself!), Austin’s Dogtoberfest, and a witch tour in Salem.
“Halloween is more than a one-day holiday. Americans spent more than an estimated $8 billion dollars on the holiday last year and it has turned into a month-long celebration. Halloween Countdown will include fun content to help the whole family get in a ‘spooky’ mood. We give everyone a chance to become a kid again,” said Jeff Weber, CEO of zone·tv.
Halloween Countdown is a free web-based experience on X1 that includes a unique mix of Halloween-themed interactive content including:
Halloween Food – Seasonal recipes like Ghost Twinkies
Arts and Crafts – How-to’s on everything from pumpkin carving to costume making
Tunes and Tales – Sing along like an Oompa Loompa from Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, or snap your fingers to the Addam’s Family theme
Halloween Radio – Continuous thematic music of this very special season
Selections of zone·tv’s diverse programming can be seen on AT&T U-verse, Comcast, DIRECTV, CenturyLink, TELUS, Bell Canada, Frontier Communications and others. Zone·tv offers more than 30 new and original channels to North America and Europe. Zone·tv is bridging the gap between technology and engaging programming with zone·tv Dynamic Channels. The result is a new cable/satellite content category that offers a best-in-class personal user experience blending the convenience of linear viewing with the flexibility of on-demand programming in a highly personalized viewing experience. Zone·tv genres include kid’s programming, fitness, cooking, casual games, sports, lifestyle among other popular genres. The company has offices in Toronto and Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit www.zone.tv.