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SXSW 2019

Reality TV MANIA

We host a podcast called Challenge Mania, which gets thousands of listeners an episode, all of which are obsessed with reality TV, specifically, MTV's The Challenge. Our panel would cover the obsession and interactive experience that viewers and fans have with their favorite reality shows (on MTV, Bravo, CBS, Fox or otherwise) and how they find ways to participate with and follow their favorite personalities OFF the screen, like with podcasts and social media. Panel would be hosted by Scott Yager and Derrick Kosinski (Mutli-season Challenge champion) of the Challenge Mania podcast and feature 2-4 guests from various TV shows.

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  1. Reality TV is digested, enjoyed, valued, followed and obsessed over the same way sports, wrestling are. It's Reality TV MANIA!
  2. The conversation doesn't begin & end with a show's credits. It starts there. How podcasts and social media further that viewer interest & relationship
  3. With reoccurring characters and a franchise that began with The Real World over 30 years ago, The Challenge has the most passionate fans in reality TV

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Scott Yager, Host/Producer, Challenge Mania Podcast

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Film & TV Industry
  • Level: Advanced
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