Shoothill unveil 'Deep Zoom' of Big Brother housemates for final series!

Midlands-based Microsoft software developers Shoothill, who have just created an interactive Deep Zoom for MSN to mark the launch of the final series of Big Brother, starting tonight on Channel 4.
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June 9, 2010 - PRLog -- With the last ever series of Big Brother hitting screens tonight, MSN have unveiled an interactive picture gallery featuring some of the most memorable housemates since the show first began.

The gallery, created by Silverlight specialists Shoothill, allows users to zoom into a giant image of the Big Brother eye to reveal hundreds of pictures of housemates and sets from the reality TV series.

See it live at http://tv.uk.msn.com/reality-tv/big-brother/big-brother-house-deep-zoom.aspx - users can navigate around it by dragging the image in different directions or zooming in to see the housemates in greater detail.

The mosaic is just one of many Silverlight projects Shoothill have done this year, having recently completed the world’s largest Deep Zoom for Fauna and Flora International and an interactive tribute wall of Winston Churchill for the Imperial War Museum.

“Silverlight technology is ideal for showcasing things like Big Brother, as it allows us to display a large amount of content in a compelling and interactive way,” says Shoothill’s Marketing Manager, Lara Page.

“We have a wonderful working relationship with MSN and we were pleased to be asked to produce something to celebrate Big Brother’s last ever series. Whether you love or loathe the show, you can’t deny it’s made TV history!”

The final series of Big Brother launches on Wednesday 9th June on Channel 4.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Shoothill are a Microsoft software development firm based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, specialising in Silverlight mosaics, geo-mapping, data visualisation and bespoke software solutions.

Certified to Microsoft Gold Partner level, they work with various Microsoft platforms from Bing Maps to Deep Zoom and PhotoSynth to create interactive, educational applications for a diverse range of clients.

For all media about Shoothill, as well as quotes, images and demos, please contact Lara Page, Marketing Manager, on Lara.Page@Shoothill.com or call 0845 421 0396.

Visit www.shoothill.com for more information.

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