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ConnecTV Prepares To Take On IntoNow With New Social TV Platform

ConnecTV Prepares To Take On IntoNow With New Social TV Platform | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Today, ConnecTV is launching an ambitious new service for social TV viewing using mobile and web-based applications.

 

The proprietary technology underlying the service was developed over the course of the past two years, with no venture funding.

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The Race For The Second Screen: Five Apps That Are Shaping Social TV

The Race For The Second Screen: Five Apps That Are Shaping Social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Co-viewing. Back channeling. Checking in. Double- or triple-screening. Layered content. The increasing symbiosis between good old traditional TV and the social world will be one of the most interesting media trends to watch this year. In this three-part series, Co.Create looks at the world of social TV from a few different angle

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Tagging TV and Temporal Metadata

Tagging TV and Temporal Metadata | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Why is temporal metadata — or Tagging TV — the new oil? Itʹs now all about applying metadata not just to a whole piece of content, but individual chunks within it, such as a movie scene or song. The value lies in providing contextual data on the second screen — whether that is curated or automated, factual or commercial. 

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Is Twitter really saving TV?

Is Twitter really saving TV? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

This morning at the Westminster Media Forum, Sir Peter Bazalgette stated that social media, far from competing with TV, has assisted TV.

 

Yet Tess Alps, Chief Executive of Thinkbox, provides a different viewpoint. 

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Yahoo sharpens focus on Social TV

There's been an early spring clean at Yahoo HQ.
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"Social TV has already taken off!" - Sony Network Entertainment

"Social TV has already taken off!" -  Sony Network Entertainment | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Shawn Layden, Chief Operating Officer of Sony Network Entertainment, discusses the impact of online delivery on the the global video business, the ongoing refinement of social TV services, and the opportunity for content providers to connect with viewers through second-screen apps.

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Comcast has Social TV strategy that Rewards Subscribers

Comcast has Social TV strategy that Rewards Subscribers | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is developing technology that would allow it to notify subscribers when their friends begin watching a particular TV show or movie, and reward customers with discounts Read more >>...

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'The Walking Dead' to launch zombie kills predictor app

'The Walking Dead' to launch zombie kills predictor app | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Red Bee Media develops the first ever companion app to an FX UK TV series.

 

Designed as a 'second screen' experience, the app for iPhone and iPad will offer audiences "a new, social and immersive way to engage with one of FX UK's top rated TV series".

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What you watch signals what you buy and where

What you watch signals what you buy and where | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
To reach consumers most likely to mention Walmart on social media, marketers might have luck targeting shows with, well, less than lofty themes.
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The Shift From Watching TV to Experiencing TV

The Shift From Watching TV to Experiencing TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Over half of all devices at this year's CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, were Internet connected devices. As more and more devices in your home get connected to the Internet, the user experience becomes increasingly important. It's hard enough to use your PC sometimes, let alone fiddle with the remote on your Internet connected TV!

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Red Bee Media Reinvents the Content Discovery Experience with Launch of RedDiscover™

Red Bee Media Reinvents the Content Discovery Experience with Launch of RedDiscover™ | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
RedDiscover™ is designed to be the first end-to-end portfolio of content discovery solutions built specifically for media.
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Bell Aliant brings Social TV to Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant brings Social TV to Nova Scotia | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Bell Aliant is launching a new Facebook application for its FibreOP TV customers today.


Using a remote control, customers will have access to Facebook’s most popular features, including viewing news feeds, profiles, posting status messages, viewing photo albums and rating the show they’re watching on television.

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Social TV Startup Bluefin Labs Lands $12 Million Investment | Digital - Advertising Age

Social TV Startup Bluefin Labs Lands $12 Million Investment | Digital - Advertising Age | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Social-analytics startup Bluefin Labs has just closed a $12 Series B round led by Time Warner Investments.

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Social TV, Livebattle: the site which measures what Twitterers on think of TV

Social TV, Livebattle: the site which measures what Twitterers on think of TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Retrouvez sur lesinrocks.com, le news culturel en ligne : actu politique et société, news culturelles, critiques musique, cinéma, livres, télé...

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Twitter should be silent for Frozen Planet, says BBC

Twitter should be silent for Frozen Planet, says BBC | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Twitter and Facebook communication should not distract people while they watch
'intense' shows such as Frozen Planet or Sherlock, says a BBC executive.
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Bluefin Labs Aims to Make Social TV an Advertising & Marketing Standard by 2013

Bluefin Labs Aims to Make Social TV an Advertising & Marketing Standard by 2013 | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Bluefin Labs is pioneering a new concept in marketing and advertising analytics that the company says will be a mainstream practice for businesses by 2013: Social TV.
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How social TV is done : 5 great campaigns

How social TV is done : 5 great campaigns | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

A rundown of five of the best social TV campaigns, featuring TV checkins, tagging songs on Shazam and voting for your favourite TV ad to be broadcast on...

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SocialGuide in process of raising $500K funding

SocialGuide in process of raising $500K funding | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

SocialGuide, a startup that determines what TV shows and movies are popular by combing Twitter and Facebook, is in the process of raising a $500,000 debt round, according to the company’s latest SEC filing via FormDs.com. 

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Super Bowl advertisers seek buzz on social media

Super Bowl advertisers seek buzz on social media | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the age of Twitter and Facebook, many Super Bowl viewers will use the commercial breaks to go online and see what people are saying about the game.
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Zeebox: "People are beginning to self-provide their connected TV experiences"

Zeebox: "People are beginning to self-provide their connected TV experiences" | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

ipTVnews speaks to Anthony Rose, co-founder and CTO of UK firm Zeebox, which has developed a new app that providers users with a more social, interactive experience when watching live TV.

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Touchdown! The Super Bowl Scores big for Social TV

Touchdown!  The Super Bowl Scores big for Social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
The world has finally realized the power of real-time social media and how it can make or break a brand, an event, or a message.
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Social Interest Mapping of UK Television Audiences

Social Interest Mapping of UK Television Audiences | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
How easy is it to differentiate between audiences of different types of TV programme based on their socially signalled interests?

This evening, I ran a couple of Twitter searches against the #sh...
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Why the Buzz about Social TV?

Why the Buzz about Social TV? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Time Warner has just invested $12m in Social TV startup, Bluefin Labs, and another $12m in existing Social TV site, GetGlue. In the UK, Sky has just bought a stake in Anthony Rose’s zeebox. Simple question: why?
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Time Out prepares to launch online Social TV guide

Time Out prepares to launch online Social TV guide | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Almost 30 years since Time Out magazine sparked a revolution in the TV listings, the publisher is now preparing to launch what it hopes will be the next generation of TV listings, by harnessing the power of social networks, Facebook and Twitter.

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The Social EPG is the Social TV of Tomorrow

The Social EPG is the Social TV of Tomorrow | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

While social TV apps continue to crop up like proverbial weeds, the future of the social TV app will likely be a proprietary social EPG (electronic program guide) provided by the same company that supplies your pay TV service. 

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