“The Simpsons World” will make its entry into the online universe on Tuesday.
First announced during the TCA summer press tour, FX’s online portal will become the home of “all-things Simpsons” on Oct. 21, making all 25 seasons – 552 episodes -- of the animated series available on-demand. Moreover, installments from the current campaign will appear Mondays after they make their linear bows Sunday nights on Fox.
“We are thrilled to offer Simpsons fans a rich and immersive experience unlike any other,” said Chuck Saftler, president of program strategy and COO, FX Networks. “Featuring an unprecedented amount of digital content at their fingertips, ‘Simpsons World’ allows users to engage with this beloved property in a whole new way and we’re excited to see how this dynamic experience is embraced by fans.”
Noted Stephanie Gibbons, president of marketing and on-air promotions, FX Networks: “The Simpsons is one of the greatest shows ever made and our goal was to create a site that pays homage to this classic iconic brand while delivering a rich, personal experience. Fans will be able to seamlessly move in and out of the deepest digital archive of any TV series online ever - wherever they are and however they want - and dive deeper into this colorful world through many additional features built into this site.
Those entering The Simpsons World will find:
*Video content that will greet users the moment they enter the experience;
*“Everything Simpsons,” a dynamic newsfeed showcasing the latest Simpsons news, social media updates, “Did You Know” fun facts, featured episode playlists and clips;
*“The Simpsons Heartbeat” which organizes the complete catalogue of episodes by popularity;
*A premium video player that will provide recommendations to other clips and episodes users would enjoy as well as the ability for users to share content on their social networks;
*A simple, intuitive way to browse through the catalogue by season, playlist, most popular episodes and exclusive video content; and
*A responsive search function allowing users to find video of their favorite characters and guest stars in the entire catalogue or any of the nearly 3,000 clips.