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ATLANTA -- 11Alive newscasts are becoming more interactive. Viewers can now check in to the live television broadcasts, thanks to a new, first-of-its kind relationship with GetGlue.

CHECK IN: 11Alive Newscasts on GetGlue

The social network gives its users the opportunity to check in to television shows, music, movies and books, much like Foursquare allows people to check in to physical locations. GetGlue's check-ins can be shared within the network's community and on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, GetGlue11Alive and its parent company Gannett are proud to announce that GetGlue is going local for the first time. 11Alive's locally-produced newscasts are now included in the GetGlue database, allowing Atlantans to check in to local newscasts and earn stickers.

The idea is to socially connect people with common media interests and likes. Users are rewarded for the check-ins with virtual stickers that are unique to each particular show. (Active users can opt to receive actual stickers by mail.)

GetGlue has grown to 1.5 million users since it started in 2009 by allowing its users to check in to nationally syndicated and distributed media content.

11Alive has made it a priority to increase audience engagement and interaction through social media. The Atlanta-based NBC affiliate has over 67,000 Likes on its primary Facebook page. Its brands, anchors, reporters and producers have a combined Twitter following of over 85,000 Twitter users.

More Information About 11Alive:

The networks of 11Alive include two televisions stations - WXIA-TV and WATL-TV, 11Alive.com, a network of 56 hyper-local websitesAtlanta & Co., Atlanta Moms Like Me, Metromix Atlanta, Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.netDealChicken and Bounce TV.

More Information About Gannett:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile, and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people - and the companies who want to reach them - with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

More Information About GetGlue (from GetGlue.com/About):

GetGlue is a leading social network for entertainment. Users check-in and share what they are watching, listening to and reading with friends; get fresh recommendations, exclusive stickers, discounts and other rewards from GetGlue partners.

GetGlue is based in New York City and is currently working with more than 50 major entertainment companies. The company has received funding from Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures, TimeWarner Investments and a number of prominent angel investors.

GetGlue has been named by Mashable as one of the 6 promising new companies of 2010, selected by Fast Company among Top 10 most innovative companies in video, and called foursquare for Entertainment by Inc Magazine.

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