Here’s a chance for viewers to get their videos online and possibly on TV, while getting paid for it: truTV and Dailymotion, a major video entertainment site, have launched the truTV “Wanna Be on TV?” Video Challenge. It invites viewers to upload their original videos of outrageous, embarrassing and bizarre caught-on-camera moments to Dailymotion for a chance to be featured on truTV and receive $100 per selected video.
There’s no limit on the number of videos that can be submitted or selected from each user. truTV will include the best videos in the “Wanna Be on TV?” online-only playlist, and some of the most entertaining submissions could air on truTV as part of a clip-driven, original TV series. To participate, viewers can upload videos at http://www.dailymotion.com/sas/truTVchallenge.
RBR-TVBR observation: It fits in well with truTV’s all-reality programming and aims to put a hurt on the America’s Funniest Home Videos franchise. This, at a much lower cost, without forking over the big prizes offered up by ABC/ABC Family on AFV. It’s also good to test the waters online first before committing to a TV show. Good use of technology here to save money.