Telegraph Hill to Deliver Cross-Platform Solution for Free Speech for BBC Three
Produced by Mentorn Media the 12 x 60’ series will run monthly throughout 2012, with first transmission on March 7, live at 10pm in East London.
Free Speech will use social media to let viewers shape the show. The audience can propose stories they want on the agenda, add their comments into the debate and (for the first time on British Television) influence the course of the live debate as it happens using innovative technology developed by Telegraph Hill.
The ‘Control Panel’ allows viewers to tweet their approval or disapproval of panelists’ contributions in real time – and see it affect a live studio display that is built into the TV format and referred to by the presenter.
Jack Simcock, Telegraph Hill Co-Founder said “We’re really excited to be able to empower audiences with new technology that draws them further into the debate – for the first time shouting at the TV will actually change it.”
Mentorn Media’s Creative Director, Steve Anderson, said: “We’re enjoying working with Telegraph Hill on this project. They’ve brought an advanced understanding of social media and digital content to the show which is helping to make it a really unique proposition. It’s current affairs with a difference: building the programme from the bottom up, with viewers having their say about what they want to see and comment on.”
Presenter, Jake Humphrey said: “The viewers at home really are going to be integral to the show; it will be down to them to let us know what the hot debate issues should be, we’ll use social networking sites throughout the transmission of the show, using cutting edge technology as you’ve never seen it integrated into a live show before.”