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Bondi Rescue claims Google+ Hangouts ‘world first’

The production company behind Bondi Rescue is claiming that the show is the first drama series in the world to connect with its fans using Google+ Hangouts.

People can now ‘hang out’ with the cast of Bondi Rescue on Google+, with the likes of Chief Lifeguard Hoppo, and Bondi favourites Reidy, Deano, Maxi, Jesse and Kerrbox and Whippet in attendance.

The first Bondi Rescue Google+ Hangout took place on April 30, and future events will take place at 8.30pm although no dates have been given.

Kristin Burgham, head of sales at Cordell Jigsaw, which makes the show, said: “We are strengthening the audience of Bondi Rescue worldwide  – targeting non-traditional television viewers, who we believe will tune in to engage more fully with the show and the network screening it – wherever in the world they live.”

Cordell Jigsaw’s ‘world first’ claims appear to be hasty, with the likes of NBC and ABC News in the US already having tried the medium.

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