ITV Studios takes a leap into the metaverse and presents a fascinating virtual journey centered on “The Voice,” offering fans an immersive and interactive experience.
ITV Studios has just announced that they’ve granted Virtual Brand Group (VBG) exclusive rights to the metaverse of the world’s leading talent show. This is exciting news for fans of the show and for anyone interested in the ever-growing world of virtual reality.
The Voice has transformed the way we view celebrities with its groundbreaking blind auditions and competitive coaching approach. By eliminating judgment based on physical appearance and focusing solely on talent, the show has empowered people in a whole new way.
Now, Virtual Brand Group (VBG) – an award-winning pioneer in the world of immersive experiences and communities – is partnering with ITV to bring The Voice to the metaverse for the first time. This exciting collaboration promises to take the show’s unique concept to the next level, creating an even more immersive and engaging experience for fans.
Thanks to this collaboration, fans of The Voice from all over the world will now have a unique opportunity to participate in the show in ways that were never before possible. They’ll be able to engage with the program anytime, anywhere, through an environment that has been crafted specifically for them. This represents a major step forward in the evolution of musical entertainment.
Some of the exciting elements of this collaboration include:
Creating unlimited virtual experiences and social games, including persistent worlds and events where fans and friends can enjoy unique content, showcase their skills and challenge each other in creative music games.
To enhance the fan experience, the plan is to create a web-based loyalty program that rewards fans for their engagement across all interactions, from social media and watching the show to purchasing virtual or physical products. This will give fans a pathway to connect with the show in new and exciting ways, building a stronger sense of community.
The collaboration also aims to develop a new form of global competition that takes advantage of the full potential of the metaverse. This competition will go far beyond what is possible in the real world, offering unique opportunities to engage with The Voice’s global audience and bring fans closer to the show than ever before.
According to Lucie Stoffers, the Head of Brand and Licensing at ITV Studios, The Voice was ahead of its time in many ways – an early version of the metaverse, where anonymity and self-expression are at the forefront. Now, they’re coming full circle, partnering with Virtual Brand Group (VBG) to create a unique activation for fans of the show around the world.
The goal is to offer a year-round experience that goes beyond traditional TV programming, with games, giveaways, and virtual items all inspired by The Voice. Justin Hochberg, CEO and founder of VBG, believes that this partnership will redefine virtual music experiences by enabling anyone, anywhere on the planet to become a star.
The Voice’s metaverse experience will offer a new level of connection for music fans, rewarding them for their participation in a variety of ways – whether they’re watching, sharing, buying, playing, or attending an event. This represents a new era of growth for VBG, as they bring entertainment to a host of new platforms.
For superfans of The Voice, early access to metaverse games and virtual drops is available by signing up at TheVoiceVIPSuperverse.com. And for those who want to take it a step further, finding the “Easter egg” hidden in the image above and submitting their answer will earn them legendary fan status on the site.
About ITV Studios
ITV Studios is a renowned company that produces and distributes some of the world’s most popular programs and formats. These shows connect millions of people every day, shaping and reflecting the world we live in. But ITV Studios is more than just television – it’s a company that people can’t live without.
The Brands & Licensing department is responsible for all global commercial activities, such as sponsorships, brand licensing, consumer products, games, and live events. With a diverse portfolio that includes scripted and non-scripted content, game shows, and children’s titles, ITV Studios offers a wide range of commercial opportunities for partners.
Whether they’re looking to sponsor a show, develop licensed merchandise, or create engaging games and events, the Brands & Licensing department has something for everyone. With such a robust and varied portfolio, ITV Studios is truly a leader in the entertainment industry.
Its brands include The Voice, Hell’s Kitchen, Love Island, I’m A Celebrity…. Get Me Out of Here!, The Chase, Coronation Street, Schitt’s Creek, The Last Unicorn, Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, The Prisoner, and others.
ITV Studios has created more than 7,000 hours of original programming across 60 production labels and 13 countries. The Voice has spawned a total of 145 adaptations worldwide, making it the largest and most successful format brand in the global unscripted market.
It has received five People’s Choice Awards and four Emmy Awards for Best Competitive Reality Series.
About Virtual Brand Group
Virtual Brand Group (VBG), co-founded by CEO Justin Hochberg and based in Los Angeles, is a pioneering force in the metaverse. This award-winning company transforms businesses by creating immersive virtual experiences that bring brands to life. They achieve this through social gaming, digital merchandising, and NFTs – all while maintaining a focus on sustainability.
VBG leverages the power of web3 to build immersive experiences, marketing campaigns, virtual apparel collections, and communities. They’ve even developed a unique approach called “Infinite Loop Marketing”™, which connects real-life commerce with avatar commerce. This turns the customer journey into a game and generates significant incremental revenue for a brand’s e-commerce business.
Whether it’s through innovative campaigns or engaging gaming experiences, VBG is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the metaverse.
Licensing International awarded VBG’s Forever 21 Shop City experience as ‘Best Digital Product’. #GetMetaversed on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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