AOL, Warner Bros, NBC team for 'Friends' promo

MUMBAI: To celebrate the final season of Friends , America Online, Warner Bros. Television and NBC have teamed up to offer fans an opportunity to choose six Friends episodes to air during NBC's block Must See TV. The event kicks off in March in the US.

In India, Friends airs on Star World and Zee English. Broadband members can go to AOL Television to watch footage from 40 of the show's best episodes. These were chosen by the shows producers Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman and David Crane. Fans can then cast votes for their favourite six episodes via AOL Keyword: Friends or at until 1 February, says a company release.

From 4 March 2004, NBC will air one of the top six vote-getters, each Thursday, counting down to the most popular episode, which will air on 8 April.

AOL Television vice president and general manager Patricia Karpas was quoted in an official release saying, "Through this unprecedented programme, we are able to leverage the reach of AOL and AOL Instant Messenger. We are allowing Friends fans to determine, which of the most popular episodes will air on NBC this March.

AOL Television claims to be the most comprehensive online resource for television fans who want to be informed, engaged and entertained about the hottest shows on television. Its newest feature TV's Top 5 lets television viewers watch, rate and talk about the top TV moments from the previous day.

The release adds that other AOL Television offerings include extensive, personalised listings with an option to record programmes directly to TiVo. It also offers sneak peeks and exclusive video from today's most popular shows.

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