Bebo Message project to become TV show

The extra-terrestrial communication project, 'A Message From Earth', set up by social networking site Bebo and production company RDF is to be made into a TV show due to its ongoing success.

The project enables Bebo users to create and vote for 500 digital messages to be broadcast into space. In the first month since it launched the site has attracted 350,000 visitors and 10m video views.

Oli Madgett, who conceived the project, said: "We are now working on developing the next stage of the project, both in terms of integrating brands, rolling out into other territories and launching a complementary TV proposition."

Celebrity submissions from the likes of Scott Mills on Radio 1 and pop group McFly have encouraged the rest of the community to take part.

The final 500 messages to go into space will be chosen entirely by the Bebo community via a vote which runs until September 30.

Kate Burns, vice president for Bebo Europe said: "Today's youth audience is looking for ways to express itself and this project is allowing us a window into what people care about from lighthearted fun to the issues that really make people stop and think."

The weekly magazine 'The Launch Pad' has also attracted more than one million views to date.

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