EchoStar, Ensequence Dish Out Interactivity for Bravo’s Top Chef 3 Miami


EchoStar Communications’ Dish Network subscribers will be able to interact with, and vote on, Bravo’s Top Chef 3 Miamithrough an interactive application developed by Ensequence.

Ensequence’s work for NBC Universal’s Bravo marks the first-ever satellite synchronized-voting and polling interactive-TV application for Top Chef 3 Miami, which currently airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Dish Network channel 129.

Dish, through its use of Ensequence's iTV application, will allow viewers with compatible interactive receivers to interact with the program with a single click of the remote. The application will give viewers the ability to vote, view fun facts and answer trivia questions that are synched to each episode of Top Chef 3 Miami.

For each episode, Dish viewers go interactive directly through the TV remote -- without requiring another device -- to answer polls about which chef should "pack their knives" each week. They can also participate in trivia questions about the judges and specific episodic content. Viewers get real-time notification of correct answers, and voting results are tallied and broadcast to viewers in real-time, enhancing their experience with the show.

Ensequence provides software used to create, manage and distribute interactive content across TVs, PCs and mobile devices. The vendor’s award-winning on-Q software suites and professional services deliver multiplatform interactive capabilities to advertisers, programmers and operators worldwide.