VIZIO and San Francisco Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson Launch 2014 “TDs For TVs” Campaign, Giving Back to Fans Across the Country and Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Third Annual Program Features Weekly TVs Awarded with Prizing Upgrades When Johnson Scores
IRVINE, CA - September 2, 2014 – VIZIO, America’s #1 Smart TV company 1 , today announced the launch of “TDs for TVs,” the third installment of a professional football program featuring San Francisco wide receiver Stevie Johnson. “TDs for TVs” provides fans the opportunity to get involved with Johnson’s on-the-field play and gives back to his favorite nonprofit – Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For the duration of the 2014 regular season, VIZIO will award one lucky fan with a 50” M-Series Smart TV each week. When Johnson scores a touchdown, VIZIO will upgrade the weekly fan prize to an all-new, 50” P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. The local Boys & Girls Club in the city Johnson scores a touchdown will also receive a TV if he scores one or more touchdowns during the game.
After spending the majority of his career with Buffalo, Johnson returns home to the Bay Area this season, embarking on a new journey with San Francisco. Driven to focus on the details, Johnson is dedicated and possesses an unparalleled commitment to excellence. A seventh round draft pick in the 2008 professional football draft, Johnson’s stellar play during his rookie season in Buffalo earned him the 2010 VIZIO Top Value Performer award as the player whose on-field performance most exceeded the value of his contract. This year, Johnson is teaming up with VIZIO again, furthering his mission to give back to fans and youth from coast-to-coast.
“I’m looking forward to another great season of ‘TDs for TVs’ with VIZIO and am excited to give back to fans and the Boys & Girls Club,” said Johnson. “This year, VIZIO and I are raising the stakes for fans. Each week, one lucky fan will get a TV and when I score a touchdown, that weekly TV will be upgraded to a P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. On top of that, I’ll also get to support an organization that taught me to strive for success off the field. I’ll be giving a VIZIO 50” M-Series HDTV to the local Boys & Girls Club in the city I score a touchdown.”
Boys & Girls Clubs provide youth ages 6-18 with a safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone. With nearly 4,000 Clubs across America as well as on U.S. military installations worldwide, children are afforded opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments. Under the guidance of caring youth development professions, kids get the chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
“We’re grateful to Stevie for thinking of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in this generous opportunity,” said Frank Sanchez, National Vice President, Sports, Entertainment and Alumni Development. “Local Boys & Girls Clubs around the country will benefit from VIZIO’s best-in-class technology, using the TVs to both educate and entertain youth.”
To enter “TDs for TVs,” fans can visit www.VIZIO.com/TDsForTVs . For other great chances to win from Stevie through the season, fans can sign-up for VIZIO Fandemonium – an online social community where fans can rally together, share and express their enthusiasm for sports, music, movies, games and more. VIZIO Fandemonium allows fans of all types of entertainment to climb the ranks as they demonstrate their ultimate fan devotion, earning them points redeemable for prizes. Fans of Johnson should stay tuned for unique experiences and prizes throughout the year featuring their favorite San Francisco wide receiver.
“VIZIO is excited for another season of ‘TDs for TVs’ with Stevie and wish him and his new teammates the best this season,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President Product Marketing, VIZIO. “The ‘TDs for TVs’ program gives VIZIO fans and football loyalists the unique opportunity to win a big screen each week throughout the season. With the launch of our P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection this fall, we’re looking forward to upgrading the weekly fan prize each week Stevie scores.”
When Johnson scores, VIZIO will upgrade the weekly “TDs for TVs” fan prize from a 50” M-Series Smart TV to an all-new 50” P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV, making that week’s winner the envy of the game day crowd. Serving as the ideal fixture for die-hard football fans everywhere, the P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection features the latest technologies, and four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, offering sports fans incredibly rich, best-in-class picture quality on an Ultra HD scale. The VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD Smart TV collection also features VIZIO’s Spatial Scaling Engine, accurately and beautifully transforming 1080p entertainment into spectacular Ultra HD. Local dimming technology allows for Full-Array LED backlighting with up to 72 Active LED Zones. These enhancements offer better light uniformity for a more vibrant, beautiful picture, generating deeper black levels and higher contrast, making P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV perfect for watching the big game.
To enter “TDs for TVs” visit VIZIO.com/TDsForTVs.com and to register for VIZIO Fandemonium to begin earning points, check out www.VIZIOFanZone.com .
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD for 2010 1 . VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV company 4 and large size LCD company 2 as the leading seller of 60” and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class 2 . VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S 3 . For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, and was awarded 19 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including 2014 Editor’s Choice by Reviewed.com, “Best of CES 2014” by IGN, “Best of CES 2014” by PC Magazine and “Best of the Best 2014” by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. VIZIO’s P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV also captured Reviewed.com’s 2014 Editor’s Choice award and was also recognized by The Verge as “Best TV of CES” for 2014 as well as awarded “Best of CES” by Complex and “Best of Show” by Wired for 2014. VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Sound & Vision’s Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com .
1 DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60”+, Q2 2013 units sold
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Dec 2013
4 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( GreatFutures.org ) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter .
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