NEW YORK, Apr. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To give AMERICAN IDOL fans yet another way to support their favorite contestants, MusicSkins announced today that it will offer an exclusive, limited-edition series of the company's durable vinyl electronic device skins featuring photos of the AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 Finalists. The limited edition set of AMERICAN IDOL logo skins is now available online at www.MusicSkins.com/AmericanIdol, and at select retailers.
Licensed by FremantleMedia Enterprises, the Top 9 Finalist MusicSkins designs are available for the first time in the history of the iconic series on more than 250 devices, including cell phones, gaming devices, MP3 players, laptops, the iPad and e-readers. The collectible designs will be available through the Season 10 finale, and then never available again. Made in the USA, the exclusive line of highly-durable vinyl coverings protect these valuable devices while providing a unique way for fans to show their support for their favorite finalists.
"This is a terrific opportunity to work with one of the most well-known brands in the entertainment industry and further expand MusicSkins' brand as a leader in pop culture, lifestyle and entertainment products," said MusicSkins' Executive Vice President Jed Seifert. "'American Idol' continues to be a cultural phenomenon that bridges the gap between music and TV, and this season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet."
In addition to the exclusive AMERICAN IDOL activation, MusicSkins will also launch a promotion that will award two lucky winners with a grand prize of two free tickets each to the AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finale to see the winner crowned live on TV.
Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment.
MusicSkins is a leading provider of premium quality illustrated vinyl protective coverings known as "skins" for personal electronic devices. MusicSkins initially offered a product line of skins featuring music-industry related images of bands, brands and artists to appeal to music fans. Its innovative business model affords record companies, clothing brands, artists and corporations a unique mechanism to connect with a broad-based consumer audience. The company expanded its focus to offer a wide range of popular culture imagery in its skins catalog and enhanced skin personalization with its new Customizer tool online at www.MusicSkins.com/Custom, so that there will be a MusicSkin to suit every taste. For more information, visit www.MusicSkins.com or call 646.827.4271 or email [email protected].
About FremantleMedia Enterprises & FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.