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Foundd Doesn’t Just Recommend Good Movies, It Finds Movies A Group Can Agree On | TechCrunch

Foundd Doesn’t Just Recommend Good Movies, It Finds Movies A Group Can Agree On  |  TechCrunch | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
Berlin-based Foundd is a new movie recommendation service launching this week, which not only finds you movies you would like to watch, but also helps a group decide on a movie they can watch together.


Tina - good first step towards interactive/social viewing of content on demand.   

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Tipping Point. Mobile TV overtakes Desktop TV. ABC Catch-Up TV On Mobile Devices Overtake Web - ABC TV Blog

Tipping Point. Mobile TV overtakes Desktop TV. ABC Catch-Up TV On Mobile Devices Overtake Web - ABC TV Blog | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Viewing programs on the ABC’s iview via iOS devices (i.e. iPads, iPhones and iPods) is now as popular as viewing via the iview website.
Last week, iview streaming on iOS devices represented 45.2% of total iview plays, versus 45.1% via the iview website.
ABC Children’s content has contributed to the huge growth in popularity of iview via iOS devices, accounting for 15 of the top 20 programs viewed via iOS (last week).
The iview website also continues to grow, recording the highest ever traffic and program plays last month. This record month is partly due to the iview first-run previews of the new Doctor Who series.


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Key points on Social TV from MIPCOM session

Key points on Social TV from MIPCOM session | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Fox president, David Wertheime,r talked about one possible future for TV, where viewers might turn the TV on, and American Idol just starts playing – because 11 or 12 of the viewer’s friends have Liked that episode on Facebook. And tweets and Facebook updates might pop up in an on-screen sidebar throughout.

 

“We have to be better at influencing discovery, and making sure people can find content, because it’s going to get filtered through that prism of their friends,” said Wertheimer


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YouTube: This Tech Company is Using it to Compete With Old School TV - CBS, GOOG, NWS, TWX, DIS - Foolish Blogging Network

YouTube: This Tech Company is Using it to Compete With Old School TV - CBS, GOOG, NWS, TWX, DIS - Foolish Blogging Network | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has proven that their YouTube segment can develop and market content to compete with major broadcast channels. YouTube funded video-series “Recipe Rehab” was picked up by ABC, a testament to the quality and potential of some videos on YouTube. In April, the search giant began showing videos of the show on YouTube, and plans to extend the program to fill a 30-minute time slot on Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network. This marks the first sitcom from a YouTube-funded channel to air on broadcast TV.


This could be a sign of bigger things to come.


YouTube has always had the desire to become a key player in the entertainment industry. In 2010, ABC, CBS, and NBC blocked online versions of their full programs from appearing on YouTube. In a way, this blocked the Google TV from reaching its full potential. If the Web-enabled TV allowed users to watch their favorite shows on YouTube, then Google could have developed a major advantage over cable companies. If the major networks would have allowed YouTube to stream their shows, Google TV would have given customers access to nearly everything they wanted to watch, and content would be easy to search for, and available at any time.

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Shazam ups the second-screen ante, gets massive TV show boost

Shazam ups the second-screen ante, gets massive TV show boost | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
Mobile app Shazam has successfully tuned its tagging powers into TV, announcing it is now compatible with every television channel in the US.


(Tina) Social TV and Second Screen should be HOT by the end of year!

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Infographic: The Personal Screen Ecosystem

Infographic: The Personal Screen Ecosystem | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Interesting segmentation of the personal screen eco-system. And even better than that - they didn't call it the "2nd screen"!


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Top10 ways marketers are using the second screen

Top10 ways marketers are using the second screen | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Marketing Mag published a great article on second screen marketing.  Here are the bullet points from the article:

  1. Leveraging the small screen during big live events
  2. Incentivizing ad engagement
  3. Gamifying TV ads
  4. Bridging a campaign's TV and digital elements
  5. Syncing ecommerce with TV content
  6. Sponsoring second-screen extras
  7. Giving sports fans a game of their own
  8. Spurring social chatter with hashtags
  9. Enabling real-time interactivity
  10. Creating transmedia opportunities



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Right now, marketers are excited by the potential of the second-screen, but soon the term "second-screen" will fade into the sunset as we realize that there is no longer a "first screen".  


Additionally, in the near future, content creators will develop tighter working relationships with brands/marketers, and brands will move away from advertising & interuption and will move into an integrated relationship with the content.  


T-commerce, branded content and other forms of "integrated marketing" will be the primary means for marketers to connect to audiences in this new "multi-screen" experience, and the audience will have greater control over the type of marketing content with which they interact.   


I'm betting that this new paradigm will be fully operational within the next 3 years, and widely adopted within 5.


What do you think?


Here is a link to my views on t-commerce:

http://transmediamarketingcafe.com/2012/05/24/ebays-second-screen-app-getting-closer-to-compulsive-shopper-nirvana/ 






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TV Guide launches new app, aims to dominate second screen

TV Guide launches new app, aims to dominate second screen | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Excerpt from Lost Remote interview:

How they think differently about the second screen:


“We would define the second screen experience a bit differently than some other companies,” Tanner told Lost Remote. “For us the second screen is a 24/7 business and 24/7 experiences as well as a real-time experience – it’s a key distinction in the way that we look at the viewer experience and the product that we create to go along with it,” she added. We’ve critiqued distracting second screen experiences before, one that’s mission is to avoid that is worth exploring further.


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I agree that having a digital tv guide is useful, but I really hate to hear this called "2nd Screen".  Second Screen is about enhanced content - not improved findability.  I guess this is what happens when a term becomes popular.  Everyone jumps on the bandwagon and dilutes the term until it teeters on the verge of ridiculous.


Sorry TV guide, love the app, but don't agree that y'all will "dominate second screen".

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Apple patent allows potential automatic skipping of commercials for radio, television devices

Apple patent allows potential automatic skipping of commercials for radio, television devices | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

This could be interesting.


Per the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that allows users to skip unwanted audio and video broadcast segments such as commercials with on-device content like songs, podcasts or other media, possibly hinting at technology headed to the battle for the living room.


Apple’s aptly titled U.S. Patent No. 8,249,497 for “Seamless switching between radio and local media” describes a system in which a mobile device will automatically switch between broadcast content and stored media to offer the user a type of customized content consumption experience.


With the new patent, a device will allow a user listening to content from a radio station or “non-radio media or content sources” to skip past the sections they aren’t interested in, filling the gap with on-board media instead. Also of interest is that commercials are among the types of content which can be replaced by stored media.


read more: http://www.powerpage.org/2012/08/21/apple-patent-allows-potential-automatic-skipping-of-commercials-for-radio-television-devices/ 

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Big surprise: Hulu’s owners can’t agree on its future

Big surprise: Hulu’s owners can’t agree on its future | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
A leaked memo hints at an uncertain future for Hulu after a buyout of co-owner Providence Equity Partners. Not only could CEO Jason Kilar leave the company, but Hulu’s co-owners News Corp. and Disney don’t seem to see eye-to-eye on key issues.

 

Hulu’s corporate parents are set to buy out their co-owner Providence Equity Partners by September, and the deal could trigger numerous changes to the site, according to a Variety report that’s based on a leaked memo obtained by the publication.

 

One consequence: Hulu CEO Jason Kilar could be set to cash out up to $100 million in equity – and that windfall seems to worry News Corp. and Disney, who both own close to 30 percent of the company. The media conglomerates seem to fear that Kilar could jump ship, and the memo obtained by Variety seems to indicate that they’re working on contingency plans (Comcast also owns roughly a third of Hulu, but doesn’t have any direct influence on the company’s future due to conditions for its merger with NBC Universal)....


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How the Second Screen Scored in the Summer Olympics

How the Second Screen Scored in the Summer Olympics | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
Some people will remember the 2012 Summer Olympics for its thrilling contests and inspiring triumphs. Others will remember it as the beginning of a tense transition from stationary to mobile media.

ComScore says that 48.2% of U.S. tablet owners used their devices to access sports-related information at least once over the course of a given month. A smaller but growing number (17.3%) did so every day. Even though smartphones are more ubiquitous, they're not quite as popular as tablets when it comes to watching sports. About 38% of U.S. smartphone owners used their phones as a second screen during or after sporting events.


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NBC's 'Grimm' Embraces the Second Screen [EXCLUSIVE]

NBC's 'Grimm' Embraces the Second Screen [EXCLUSIVE] | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
NBC is getting into the second screen game with a new interaction companion ebook for its hit drama, Grimm.


Grimm: The Essential Guide will give fans entrée to exclusive “behind-the-scenes” content, including concept art, 3D renderings and video clips. The eBook will also offer a season 1 recap and a teaser trailer for season 2, including the introduction of a terrifying new creature.


All of this content comes just in time for viewers to whet their palates before the second season premiere on Monday.

NBC Publishing hopes that the ebook won’t just provide a supplement to the show, but will create an “entirely new ‘second-screen’ experience.” The company hopes to pave the way for television interactivity, and “bridge the gap between fan and screen.”

The Grimm interactive companion follows a growing trend of second screen ebooks. Last month, TNT launched a free interactive book through Apple’s iBookstore to accompany the fourth season of Leverage. According to the show’s executive producer and director, Dean Devlin, TNT is hoping to publish iBook companions for every season thus far

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New Gatekeepers in the Living Room Means More Disruption (Or Democratisation) of TV Industry

An awesome presentation by the BBC and Richard Kastelein from Agora Media : http://agoramedia.co.uk

 


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MediaPost Publications Yahoo's IntoNow 3.0 Syncs With TV 08/01/2012

MediaPost Publications Yahoo's IntoNow 3.0 Syncs With TV 08/01/2012 | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
Yahoo is making a bid to be a pacesetter in media companies’ burgeoning emphasis on developing second-screen experiences, where TV viewing content is synced in real-time with what’s available on a tablet or other device. The company is referring to its renewed effort as IntoNow 3.O, which will have a focus on social media and music.


Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/179925/yahoos-intonow-30-syncs-with-tv.html?edition=49617#ixzz22L6PgpTu
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Is the Social TV market really worth $151.14 billion?

Is the Social TV market really worth $151.14 billion? | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

As reported in TechCrunch, a research firm called MarketsandMarkets claims the social TV market is already worth $151.14 billion and that this is set to rise to $256.44 billion by 2017!

 

It is really difficult to fathom how the firm could possibly come up with such figures. Did they misplace a decimal point somewhere?


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Can TV go social without being ruined?

Can TV go social without being ruined? | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
Yesterday, as part of Social Media Week, I gave a talk at the offices of Forward Internet Group in London about one of the most interesting emerging fields in technology right now – the transformation of television from a passive medium to an interactive, social experience.


Yes, smart TVs and second screen apps are transforming what it’s possible to do with television – from app stores to social viewing guides. The problem is that a lot of what’s out there right now just isn’t that compelling. As interesting a concept as Zeebox is, it’s not that sticky much of the time (a problem that CTO Anthony Rose told us he’s committed to solving). Meanwhile, most ‘social’ apps that run on TV’s amount to nothing more than the opportunity to look at tweets while the show you’re watching plays in a small window in the corner of the screen.


(TDS) click thru to read the presentation by Martin Bryant.  Very interesting!


http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/09/28/can-tv-go-social-without-ruined/  

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Twitter to debut Fox series "Raising Hope" before TV premiere - Variety

Twitter to debut Fox series "Raising Hope" before TV premiere - Variety | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Twitter is getting its first test drive as a launch pad for TV programming. The "Hope" premiere, which is available starting Friday, can be watched within a tweet without having to follow a link outside Twitter per the "expanded tweet" format the company introduced in June for select media partners to showcase photos and video excerpts of their programming.


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Wait, Who's Actually Making Money Off Social TV?

Wait, Who's Actually Making Money Off Social TV? | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Social TV has become a multimillion-dollar social-TV industry, including an exploding metrics sector with plenty of new competition for Trendrr (most notably Bluefin Labs) and dozens of startups creating consumer-facing apps and services. But beyond the B2B, back-end and app companies, who's actually making money?


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If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study | TechCrunch

If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study | TechCrunch | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
New research out from Google, working with market analysts Ipsos and Sterling Brands, puts some hard numbers behind the often-noticed trend of how people in the U.S.

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A full quarter of people use second screens while watching TV - Deloitte

A full quarter of people use second screens while watching TV - Deloitte | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
Nearly a quarter of people (24%) use second screens while watching TV and almost half of all 16-24 year olds use communication tools such as messaging, email, Facebook, or Twitter to discuss what they are watching on TV.

Nearly a quarter of people (24%) use second screens while watching TV and almost half of all 16-24 year olds use communication tools such as messaging, email, Facebook, or Twitter to discuss what they are watching on TV.

The findings come from a survey by Deloitte, which interviewed 2,000 UK respondents aged 16+ about their viewing habits and use of second screens.

It found that despite the rise in second screening people only one in ten people browse the internet for information about the programme they are watching.

Furthermore, 68% of respondents that do use the internet to connect with a programme would not want the websites for products, personalities or adverts that have just been shown on television, to automatically appear on their second screen.

So instead of interacting with the programmes they are watching, people are talking about them with friends. This behaviour is more prominent among younger age groups and gradually declines with age.


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YouTube Re-Imagined: 505,347,842 Channels on Every Single Screen

YouTube Re-Imagined: 505,347,842 Channels on Every Single Screen | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
The old YouTube you knew (and maybe loved!) is gone. It’s been replaced by something that’s a lot more like a play-anywhere, device-agnostic, multi-channel network. It’s becoming a cable network for people who don’t have cable. YouTube doesn’t want you to watch videos anymore — not in the singular sense, at least. It wants you to stick around and see what comes next. It wants you to start watching on your phone as you head home from work, pick up again on your TV as you relax in the evening, and then nod off to its content while you’re lying in bed, as it streams from your tablet.


And mostly, YouTube is becoming a backdoor to let Google into your living room, no matter whose set-top box sits on your Ikea MAVA. And so how will YouTube pull this off? Channels.

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Zeebox Social TV Discovery App Prepares For US Launch

Zeebox Social TV Discovery App Prepares For US Launch | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

Zeebox, the social TV app that launched last year in the United Kingdom is preparing for a launch in the United States–and they are doing so with a massive backer. The company, which created the app to help users find and discover content by seeing what other people think of television shows in real time, will bring the app to a new set of users in North America.



Read more internet tv news: Zeebox Social TV Discovery App Prepares For US Launch http://www.worldtvpc.com/blog/zeebox-social-tv-discovery-app-prepares-for-us-launch/#ixzz24DCSSxEW  

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Vobile Launches TVSync API for Connected TV Apps

Vobile Launches TVSync API for Connected TV Apps | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it

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TVSync is a new initiative led by Vobile, whose company provides state-of-the-art automatic content recognition (ACR) for audio and video, to stimulate and facilitate the growth of exciting new applications that synchronize, in real time, to the content a user is consuming. The open API supports connected second-screen experiences that can integrate everything from ecommerce, infotainment or social media. As an example, TVSync's technology allows ticket brokers or sports apparel to create immersive experiences such as the ability for consumers watching a sporting event to buy tickets, jerseys and more by simply pointing their smartphones at the screen. Also, reality television programs can incorporate instant polling, social media or other activities in their story lines. The possibilities really are endless, even for advertising content, which makes the prospect of applications specifically for connected TV experiences so exciting for both consumers and brands alike.

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Trendrr lands Nielsen exec to grow social TV metrics

Trendrr lands Nielsen exec to grow social TV metrics | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
One of the great opportunities of social TV is establishing an “engagement rating,” but coming up with trusted metrics is more than a math problem. While most television networks, producers, showrunners and distributors understand the value of listening to the social “return loop” of television, there’s no consensus on how measure engagement and incremental tune-in — and how it translates into real dollars. Over the last few decades, Nielsen has created widely-accepted metrics around assigning value to TV, and Elrhoul’s hire should bring more industry credibility to Trendrr’s efforts on the social TV front. Of course, Nielsen is hard at work on its own social metrics, joining the list of competitors like Bluefin Labs, Networked Insights and SocialGuide.



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Second Screens and the Olympics, Ch. 2

Second Screens and the Olympics, Ch. 2 | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it


Here is an excerpt regarding IntoNow

"Up until the Olympics, I have not been a huge fan of IntoNow. Compared to some of the other players in the space, I found their content to be light and not terribly compelling. But that all changed when they introduced their CapIt feature just as the Olympics began. TechCrunch writes, "On the backend, CapIt works by capturing one image per second of pretty much all the moments that happen on screen, and then holds them for a week. That's more than 15 million images a day, according to [IntoNow founder, Adam] Cahan. So even if you're watching something on DVR, it will be able to match your image, as long as it's been over the past week."


I started playing with CapIt right off the bat, and even found I could "cap" scenes from the Olympics Opening Ceremonies, playing on my DVR, a week later (which means CapIt was actually running prior to IntoNow's July 30th announcement). But the real fun came as I was assembling this column, on Monday August 6th. I had the USA vs. Canada Women's Soccer match playing in the background and between attacks of apoplexy (anybody who watched the game will understand), I reached over to the iPad and hit the IntoNow CapIt button. And finally, at the end of the game, I got the perfect shot of Alex Morgan after she scored the winning goal. I captioned the pic and posted it on Facebook in a matter of seconds."

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Cable Industry Lost 400,000 Users So Far in 2012 - Cord Cutting Denial Strong as Industry Refuses to Compete on Price | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

Cable Industry Lost 400,000 Users So Far in 2012 - Cord Cutting Denial Strong as Industry Refuses to Compete on Price | DSLReports.com, ISP Information | social tv and the second screen | Scoop.it
News: Cable Industry Lost 400,000 Users So Far in 2012 - Cord Cutting Denial Strong as Industry Refuses to Compete on Price (http://t.co/mghfhzpQ "Not ONLY price made me finally "cut the cord".)...

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