Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository
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Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository
A collection of articles and commentary on Social TV and the Second Screen
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Viggle acquires Loyalize in social TV deal

Viggle acquires Loyalize in social TV deal | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

A big move in the social TV space today: Function(X), the parent company of the new TV loyalty app Viggle, announced today it’s acquiring Loyalize, a second-screen technology platform.

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How much disruption will the television industry face?

How much disruption will the television industry face? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

New Media pundits made a big mistake when betting against television. Sure, the Internet has put the pain on media platforms like newspapers, magazines and radio, but television is still going strong.

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How the Grammys Rocked the Twitterverse

How the Grammys Rocked the Twitterverse | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute So Moving People Stopped Tweeting

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TV saves Twitter -or is this just a headline?

Before Bruce Daisley chokes on his cornflakes, let me just say that the above headline is utter rubbish.  Even so, it’s considerably less rubbish than the...
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SECOND SCREENS AND SOCIAL TV - Making waves in the broadcast world

SECOND SCREENS AND SOCIAL TV - Making waves in the broadcast world | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Second screening is the new way to consume broadcast content, with companies beginning to look at ways to control the way consumers second screen - and how to make money out of it. George Cole provides an overview of this 21st century viewing trend.

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IntoNow: The answer is algorithmic + social to help drive discovery

IntoNow: The answer is algorithmic + social to help drive discovery | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Adam Cahan, CEO of US firm IntoNow aquired by Yagoo in May 2011, looks to the future of Social TV.

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The Race for the Second Screen: Engagement and Insight

The Race for the Second Screen: Engagement and Insight | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Jim Hanas looks at the brand perspective and the complicated job of measuring what happens on the second screen.

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The Race for the Second Screen: The Show's the Thing

The Race for the Second Screen: The Show's the Thing | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Jim Hanas takes a more property-specific angle, checking in with the content creators who are building bespoke apps and, in some cases, building social interaction into the very fabric of their shows.

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Technology News: Developers: Enterprise Web Apps: The Next Generation

Technology News: Developers: Enterprise Web Apps: The Next Generation | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
When the bright folks at Zeebox, a killer social TV site, decided to build their website, they naturally turned to cloud services because they are a startup and had to use their money wisely.
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Connected TV company says second-screen apps are distracting

Connected TV company says second-screen apps are distracting | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

For the Super Bowl, the connected TV marketing company CTV Advertising conducted a survey. It worked with ten heavy-consuming TV viewers (“couch consultants”) around the country.

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Orange: "Welcome to the era of Social TV!"

Orange: "Welcome to the era of Social TV!" | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

IPTV News speaks to Nicolas Bry, Senior VP at Orange Vallée, (an Orange entity dedicated to rapid innovation), about the new opportunities created by second-screen apps and Social TV, and what plans Orange has to implement these capabilities.


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Super Bowl XLVI: A Social TV Phenomenon

Super Bowl XLVI: A Social TV Phenomenon | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

With about 12.2M comments, Super Bowl XLVI is the largest social TV event ever recorded by far. The previous record holder was the MTV Video Music Awards (Aug 2011), which had 3.1M comments. Compared with last year’s Super Bowl, yesterday’s event experienced almost 600% growth!

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» The biggest social media moments of the Super Bowl

» The biggest social media moments of the Super Bowl | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Trendrr said this year’s Super Bowl had approximately 5X the social activity over last year. The data is still coming in, and here’s an early crack at the biggest social media moments of the Super Bowl…

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ABC News and Bluefin Labs will Collaborate for Social TV Analysis of Major Events in the 2012 Campaign

ABC News and Bluefin Labs will Collaborate for Social TV Analysis of Major Events in the 2012 Campaign | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

ABC News and Bluefin Labs announce a collaboration for coverage of key nights in the 2012 presidential campaign

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Echo Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Echo StreamServer

Echo Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Echo StreamServer | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Twelve months after its launch in February 2011, the platform is now serving 1.3 billion real-time streams per month on behalf of prominent media, publishing and entertainment brands

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Turner to Launch Social TV App for 'Conan' Tied to Connected TV Audio Recognition Technology | Adweek

Turner to Launch Social TV App for 'Conan' Tied to Connected TV Audio Recognition Technology | Adweek | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Sometime this month, Coco’s getting his own app. And like the Harvard-educated funnyman, this app’s going to be pretty clever.
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Ernesto Schmitt: focusing on the second screen experience

Ernesto Schmitt: focusing on the second screen experience | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Speaking ahead of the Changing Media Summit, the Zeebox co-founder talks about the creative and commercial implications...
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Is TV Dead? New Book Explores Future of Television

Is TV Dead? New Book Explores Future of Television | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Mike Proulx and Stacey Shepatin, SVP/Director of Social Media and SVP/Director of National Broadcast at renowned advertising agency Hill Holliday, have teamed up in their new book, SOCIAL TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile

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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards set a new record of 13 million comments – a 2,280% year over year growth from the 2011 Grammy Awards, which had 546K comments.

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Clickable TV Ads Now on Zeebox

Clickable TV Ads Now on Zeebox | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

zeebox today announces the roll-out of a new feature that instantly transaction-enables television advertising. In a world first, UK users will be able to purchase products advertised on TV through their tablet or smartphone in real time.

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Show me the Money In Social TV

Show me the Money In Social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
After quickly gaining a warm reception and a rapid post-launch investment from BSkyB, the social TV app startup co-founded by ex BBC iPlayer head honcho Anthony Rose is making its first real play at monetisation.
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Three Lessons for Social TV

Three Lessons for Social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
You may have noticed something was missing throughout the nation's most social sporting event of the year. The Super Bowl in-game broadcast had zero social media TV integration.
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Flingo raises $7M to bring social TV to every network

Flingo raises $7M to bring social TV to every network | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
One of the largest TV app publishers you've never heard of, Flingo announced today that it has raised an additional $7 million from August Capital, which will help the company bring its Social TV t...
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Why 2nd Screen Superbowl Ad and Social TV Experiences Suffered

Why 2nd Screen Superbowl Ad and Social TV Experiences Suffered | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

One inherent problem of mixing/matching screens has to do with the Creative Team charged with the effort. But, television Creatives are charged with focusing on story and emotion (as well as some cheap tricks). But, the twain has not met when it comes to multi-screen ad/content engagemen

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Thoughts on the Digital Video Space: The 2nd Screen Super Bowl - Lots of Activity

Thoughts on the Digital Video Space: The 2nd Screen Super Bowl - Lots of Activity | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Apps to call the next play, apps to talk "smack", apps to check into the commercials and rate them, apps to give you live streaming of other football angles (NBC) and the reaction of the Polar Bears from Coca-cola, and 3rd party Second Screen apps doing the best they can with the Super Bowl material in front of them (ConnecTV, Umami, Viggle, Yap.TV).

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