Draw Something game to arrive in CBS!

Draw Something has become very popular lately and it will be even more in the near future, since CBS is launching a show on it.

Draw Something is what the title says. It is a game that asks you to draw something and wait for your friends to guess it. It is like the popular Pictionary game, with a more social side. OMGPOP realised the social aspect of the Internet lately and created a game that became a huge success. But they probably did not expect that a “draw and guess” game could become so popular. However, the estimated 200 million buyout from Zynga, the 20.5 millions of daily active users and the total 3 billion drawings indicate that Draw Something is here to stay.

And now, Draw Something will become even more popular, since CBS decided to launch a TV game show that relies on Zynga’s famous application. According to Variety, Sony, Ryan Seacrest and Embassy Row will be among the producers, although there is no announcement about its on-air date. It is rumoured to be a game among celebrities and every day people, who test their drawing skills, trying to earn money. The difference with Pictionary and other similar games is that Draw Something TV show will include devices, like phones and tablets.

Are you waiting for the show then? Do you like Draw Something?

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Aereo Inc. sued by local television networks

American television networks have sued a startup being backed by billionaire Barry Diller that enables people to view live local TV on their iPhones and iPads in the New York area.

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and PBS filed cases in Federal Court last Thursday saying that Aereo Inc.’s service is using their content without permission from the companies.

Aereo was inaugurated two weeks ago. People need to pay a monthly fee of $12 to access 27 locally broadcasted shows through the net on their Apple devices.  It was due to be open to more subscribers on March 14 but this current development puts a hold on that.

The company says that the cases filed against them are groundless and they look forward to “a full and fair airing of the issues.”

They have about $25 million dollars in capital, with more than $20 million coming from a funding round led by InterActiveCorp. The latter owns Match.com, Ask.com and a few more Websites.

Aereo is exploiting what they deem is a loophole in the system. They don’t use a big antenna to get local broadcasts. They use a single tiny antenna for each subscriber that is watching.

But television networks don’t believe and don’t buy their argument.

The suit that the networks filed claims that, “Aereo’s service to the end user is similar to and competes with cable or satellite operators and telephone companies that also retransmit broadcast programming to their subscribers, except that Aereo’s service is unlawful.”

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