VIZIO 2014 BCS National Championship Fan Throwdown Invites Loyal Fans to Prove Their Fandom to Win Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience
Irvine, CA — December 3, 2013 — VIZIO, America’s #1 large size LCD TV company1, announced today the launch of its VIZIO® 2014 BCS National Championship Game Fan Throwdown contest. Searching for the nation’s biggest college football superfan, VIZIO is looking for the most-die hard loyalists to submit a video or photo showing their commitment to the sport, its teams and traditions. The entrant who proves to be the most fanatic will win a VIP trip for two to the VIZIO 2014 BCS National Championship in Pasadena, CA, on January 6, 2014 and a 55” VIZIO M-Series Smart TV.
To enter the VIZIO BCS Fan Throwdown contest, fans are invited to visit VIZIO’s Facebook page or www.VIZIO.com/BCSFanThrowdown where they can upload a short video or photo proving they are college football’s biggest and most devoted fan. By entering the contest, fans will automatically join VIZIO Fandemonium, an online social community that allows fans to participate in wide range of activities, earning them points they can redeem for unique prizes like signed memorabilia, VIZIO products, Hulu Plus, M-GO™, Netflix and Pandora One subscriptions, and unique once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences.
“VIZIO Fandemonium is all about celebrating fans, especially superfans,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO. “There’s no bigger moment, no greater achievement, for the players than to earn a trip to the BCS National Championship. So as we look forward to the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship game, we want to also reward the game’s most devoted fan with the ultimate experience of a lifetime.”
Superfans can upload their entries to the VIZIO BCS National Championship Fan Throwdown starting today through December 15, 2013. A panel of judges will then select the 10 most compelling entries that best convey passion, creativity and love for college football. From there, fans can log on to www.VIZIO.com/BCSFanThrowdown beginning December 16, 2013 to check out the Top 10 entries and cast their vote for their favorite finalist to help determine the winner. VIZIO Fandemonium members also receive points for voting to help them in their quest for prizes like a VIZIO big screen or sound bar to enjoy the game from home. Voting will remain open until December 22, 2013.
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60”+, Q2 2013 units sold.
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 20101. VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV5 and large size LCD company2 as the leading seller of 60” and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class2. VIZIO was the #1 Sound Bar Company in the U.S. for Q1 20134. 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. 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 a #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, Home Theater Magazine’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 including “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs Less Than 50 Inches in a Tie” from J.D. Power6. 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, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included.
4 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, units sold, Q1 2013.
5 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included.
6 J.D. Power 2013 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction ReportSM. Report based on responses from 6,007 consumers measuring 8 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased an HDTV less than 50 inches in the last 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2013. Your experience may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com.
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