IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc. today announced the launch of its fifth annual TDs for TVs VIZIO Fandemonium campaign that celebrates the 2016 – 2017 professional football season. Headed up by star Jacksonville wide receiver and VIZIO brand ambassador, Allen Robinson, the campaign will give back to fans and to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Each time Robinson scores a touchdown, VIZIO will give back by awarding a VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display to a lucky fan and to the Boys & Girls Club in the city where the touchdown is scored. Fans can enter at VIZIO.com/TDsforTVs for their chance to win each week that Robinson plays.
A second round pick in the 2014 professional football draft, Robinson heads into the 2016 – 2017 season as one of the league's leading wide receivers. Last year he dominated by scoring an outstanding 14 touchdowns and closed the season with a franchise high of 1,400 receiving yards, making him the first Jacksonville player since 2002 to eclipse the 1,000-yard benchmark. It was his blowout second-year performance that led him to clinch the 2015 VIZIO Top Value Performer award as the player whose on-field performance most exceeded the value of his contract. As Robinson looks ahead to another standout season, he is teaming up with VIZIO to give back to fans and youth from across the country each time he scores a touchdown for Jacksonville.
"I'm so excited to be heading up the TDs for TVs program with VIZIO this season and am looking forward to giving back to fans and deserving Boys & Girls Clubs across the country," said Robinson. "I had a productive off-season and am more motivated than ever to dominate on the field with my teammates and put points on the board for Jacksonville and fans everywhere."
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America provide kids and teens ages 6-18 with a safe place to spend time during summer and out-of-school hours as an alternative to being out on the streets or home alone. With nearly 4,000 clubs across America as well as on U.S. military installations worldwide, children are afforded opportunities to build new skills that encourage each child's belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments. Under the guidance of caring youth development professionals, kids and teens get the chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
"We are so appreciative of VIZIO for thinking of Boys & Girls Clubs of America again for the fifth installment of TDs for TVs," said Frank Sanchez, National Vice President, Sports, Entertainment and Alumni Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We're excited to cheer on Allen this year as he plays for his team, his fans and Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Since educating and entertaining kids and teens is a focus of clubs nationwide, the VIZIO SmartCast technology will be a huge benefit to us and put to good use."
Part of the next generation VIZIO SmartCast entertainment ecosystem, the all-new M-Series with Chromecast built-in comes with a 6" Android™ Tablet Remote preinstalled with the VIZIO SmartCast app. Instead of jumping between apps, VIZIO SmartCast changes the way football fans discover and control content. Users can simply search or browse content by genre across multiple apps at once, then just tap to stream content to the big screen. Lucky TDs for TVs winners will win a VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 50" display featuring advanced picture quality technologies like Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision™ support, which transforms the entertainment experience with dramatic imaging, incredible brightness and contrast that brings content to life.
"VIZIO is thrilled to be teaming up with Allen to headline this season's installment of TDs for TVs," said Lily Knowles, Vice President, Marketing, VIZIO. "Football season is all about celebrating the on-field action, and we love to help consumers bring the excitement into their living rooms. We're looking forward to cheering on Allen and rewarding fans with VIZIO SmartCast M-Series displays all season long."
VIZIO's mission is to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience through our community of connected consumers, advertisers, and media content providers. Through our connected entertainment platform, VIZIO is transforming the way consumers discover and experience media content. Since our founding in California in 2002, VIZIO has built an industry-leading brand and sold over 65 million products, including televisions, sound bars and other devices. VIZIO is a leading CE brand in North America with the #1 unit share in Smart TVs1 and #1 unit share in Sound Bars2. VIZIO product leadership is highlighted by a number of industry reviews and awards: the VIZIO P-Series SmartCast Home Theater Displays are the highest-ranked LED/LCD display on CNET in 2016, having received an editors' rating of 4.5/5 stars3; the VIZIO Reference Series achieved a 2016 Editors' Choice award from Reviewed.com4; and the VIZIO D-Series earned a 2016 Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine5. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
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1 The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, based on total smart television units sold in the U.S. January - April 2016. The NPD Group/Retail defines a smart television as an LCD TV with apps included
2 The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, based on sound bar units sold in the U.S., January 2013—May 2016
3 Visit cnet.com for the full VIZIO P-Series review, published 5/10/2016
4 Visit reviewed.com for the full VIZIO Reference Series review, published 3/18/16
5 Visit pcmag.com for the full VIZIO D-Series review, published 3/24/16
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