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FX join hands with Uber to promote ‘Empire’

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MUMBAI: Taking the edge of entertainment to a whole new level, FX has launched the 2015 television hit Empire on Indian television. 

To celebrate the launch of this addictive drama, the channel has joined hands with personal cab service, Uber, to bring consumers an exclusive chance to ride like an Empire kingpin.

With an aim to bring show fans a real-time feel of the series, FX and Uber are giving away an exhilarating ride in a super car. All viewers have to do is catch the show when it airs on FX every Monday to Friday at 10 pm. 

During the airing of the episode, a special code will appear on TV screens. Viewers need to spot this code and enter it in the app to unlock a hidden ‘UberEmpire’ Tab. 

Select lucky winners would win a ride in true Empire style in an uber glam super car free of cost. Spanning across two cities, Mumbai and Bangalore, the activity is live now. FX and Uber shall also promote this activity on their Twitter platforms.

Further strengthening the show’s proposition, FX set-up a unique on-ground activation to engage viewers and bring them the true feel of the show. The channel associated with 10 media agencies including the likes of Lintas, Madison, GroupM across three cities. 

With show branding in key areas at the agency offices, employees were further engaged with a contest activity. Participants had to get themselves clicked in quirky show related props at the photo-booth set up in-house. Winners picked through a lucky draw, got an opportunity to ride the high life in a Limousine.

The channel also gave the audience a taste of the Billboard chart topping music before launch, with the songs playing on radio stations across Mumbai and Delhi. Taking a step further, FX has augmented Empire’s strong music connect and grabbed audience eyeballs through a larger than life rotating turntable in the form of an innovative outdoor hoarding at a key hot spot in Mumbai.

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