On-Camera Audiences Connects Fans with Their Favorite TV Shows
LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For twenty years, On-Camera Audiences, Hollywood’s leading provider of live television audiences, has filled a role that most people don’t even know exists – connecting devoted fans with the television shows they love, and putting their faces on camera. Today, OCA is taking it to another level by connecting fans through their new social website.
Two decades ago, television audiences had one role: to provide the laugh track. Today’s fans want to be part of the action – and On-Camera Audiences has it all figured out. Since the early 90s, On-Camera Audiences (OCA) has been handling all the details around finding and managing diverse television audiences, answering fans’ questions, and making sure they have an enjoyable experience. From variety shows to game shows to red-hot reality TV, OCA handles the most popular shows in every category and on every network, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Comedy Central.
“We’ve grown along with television,” says Chris Cavarozzi, CEO of On-Camera Audiences. “Reality television and talk shows have exploded, and we’ve been filling the seats with fantastic audiences. Now we’re going one step further – connecting fans with each other so they can share their experiences.”
Husband and wife team Chris and Karen Cavarozzi, and their staff of 30, coordinate and attend the events, take care of fans on site, and serve as the point of contact for audiences. OCA scores shows in cities around the US – including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Chelsea Lately, America’s Got Talent, Big Brother, So You Think You Can Dance, Tosh.0, Jersey Shore, Hell’s Kitchen, Top Gear, and American Country Awards. Most recently, the company began managing audiences for the beloved game show The Price is Right and took on the monumental challenge of finding 16,000 people in six different cities across the country for Simon Cowell’s red-hot new show The X Factor.
The entire audience experience is in OCA’s hands from the moment fans choose to participate. They work hard to provide the best audiences, so that the shows can stay focused on what they do best: providing amazing entertainment.
A Website Built for People Who Love TV
OCA recently revamped their website to stay on the forefront of the industry and give fans an even better experience. The new site connects with Facebook and Twitter, and offers photos, videos, and OCA TV – short video clips of audiences at the shows. It also offers an exciting new ticketing structure, featuring online priority tickets so that fans can get tickets in advance for their favorite shows. Faraway fans can now make travel plans and be guaranteed a spot in the audience.
Fans Get that Lucky Feeling
Recently, On-Camera Audiences introduced a feature on their Facebook page that instantly became popular: a ticket lottery. Each week, fans can enter their names for a chance to win priority tickets to an upcoming taping of a popular show – such as America’s Got Talent, Chelsea Lately, Dancing with the Stars, or The X Factor. OCA picks the winners and publishes the results to their website and Facebook page every Monday morning.
“Our fans are having a lot of fun with the lottery,” says Karen Cavarozzi, President of OCA. “We’ve discovered over the years that people who love TV, really want to be engaged.”
The Experience Doesn’t End with the Show
On-Camera Audiences is continuing to build a thriving nationwide business, releasing new features to better serve fans. In addition to the new website, ticketing options, and contests, OCA is also developing SHOUT OUT badges for Facebook users. When fans attend a show like American Idol, OCA provides the badge to their Facebook fans, which lets them share their excitement with the community.
“It really is all about the fans. We want to make sure that the audience has the best experience possible – and we do everything we can to make that happen,” says Karen Cavarozzi. “Shows are at their best when an enthusiastic audience contributes buzz and energy. At the end of the day, if the fans are happy, the show is happy – and we’ve done our job.”
ABOUT ON-CAMERA AUDIENCES
On-Camera Audiences, Inc. is a full-service television audience company based in Burbank, CA. For over 20 years, OCA has been responsible for procuring, casting, and coordinating studio audiences for television’s hottest shows all across the country. OCA’s website provides an opportunity for fans of those shows to obtain tickets and to enhance the studio audience. Visit On-Camera Audiences at www.on-camera-audiences.com.
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