Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rostelecom's iTV to host competition for funniest video

Rostelecom's Interactive TV, in partnership with Paramount Comedy, will be holding a competition of comedy shorts from April 1-15.

Participants can submit videos ranging from 10 seconds to 15 minutes to www.veideort.ru in order to be considered for the competition.

Interactive TV subscribers will choose the winners by evaluating the videos on a 10-point scale. The video with the highest score will be announced as the winner in May.

The first place winner will receive a GoPro camera, second place will receive a Fuji Instax camera and third place will receive an iPod shuffle.

The contest marks the first for Interactive TV, which is used by more than two million families throughout Russia. The program includes playback control and video rental features.

The service will soon provide a karaok" feature, which will allow customers to sing along with 2,000 popular songs. The service also offers parental controls in order to restrict programming for children.