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How ABC News built a top social media presence with a small dedicated team

How ABC News built a top social media presence with a small dedicated team | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Upon his return to “This Week” earlier this month, George Stephanopoulos introduced a new feature that’s expected to become a staple of the show. “Your Voice This Week” uses Twitter and search trends to tell the political story of the week, and it’s the latest example of how ABC News is using social media to both inform its reporting and build its audience.

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TV is more fun with "Twitter machines"

TV is more fun with "Twitter machines" | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

To those who haven’t signed up, or aren’t following the right people, it’s impossible to explain the fun of the experience. It’s as if every show is accompanied by an instant director’s commentary, produced by people much wittier than you – and much, much wittier than the people on screen.

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Early trial raises questions for viewing companions

Early trial raises questions for viewing companions | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Zeebox may be attracting a lot of attention as a viewing companion, not least from Sky, having invested a reported £10 million for a 10% stake in the company, which employs 30 staff. However, the results of the first trial of the second screen application with another broadcast partner seem to suggest that just fifty users posted an average of two messages each over the two month run

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Is Your TV The Next Frontier In Social Media?

Is Your TV The Next Frontier In Social Media? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

What can save television? Following its audience online, and re-socializing television digitally by integrating it with social media. This is something NBC recognizes in its decision to stream the Super Bowl. “Many of the page views come from people using the service as a complement to the traditional broadcast,” said the network in a statement

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Start-up Axonista set to revolutionise future of social TV

Start-up Axonista set to revolutionise future of social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Our Tech Start-Up of the Week is Axonista, a Dublin-based company that is already making waves in the connected and social TV space, as it's developing cloud-based TV scheduling middleware for broadcasters such as MTV and TV3.
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Will Adotomi help Facebook become the backbone of Social TV?

Will Adotomi help Facebook become the backbone of Social TV? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Facebook is quickly becoming a backbone of social TV. With new timeline integrations from Netflix, Hulu, Boxee and more announced this week, the social powerhouse could very much start to look like a second-screen app for television discovery

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Shazam-style audio recognition for TV shows coming to Zeebox

Shazam-style audio recognition for TV shows coming to Zeebox | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Audible Magic has told Pocket-lint that it is talking to the maker of Zeebox, the UK social TV application, to bring its Shazam-style audio recognition...
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Social media increasingly part of the TV experience

Social media increasingly part of the TV experience | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
As more people use smart phones, tablets and laptops while the set is turned on in the background, it’s clear they are looking more than just the television. Next step: monetize it.
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How Twitter saved event TV

How Twitter saved event TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

We used to gather round the office watercooler to discuss the previous night's telly. Now, tweeting offers the most immediate means of sharing our excitement

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Telegraph Hill to tap into 'social TV' growth

Telegraph Hill to tap into 'social TV' growth | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Senior television industry executives have come together to form a digital media production company tapping into the new social media trends around TV viewing. 

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Visiware's social TV plans receive €5m funding boost

Visiware's social TV plans receive €5m funding boost | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Visiware, the French developer of interactive games for TV platforms has raised €5 million from Crédit Agricole Private Equity and Entrepreneur Venture to develop its social TV offering.
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Social TV: Will White Collar Use Twitter to Let Fans Decide the Show's Ending?

Social TV: Will White Collar Use Twitter to Let Fans Decide the Show's Ending? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
When Season 3 of White Collar premiered with a new opening title sequence last June, fans were not pleased. In an unprecedented move, USA bowed to the fan pressure and reverted back to the original titles.
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Social TV Metrics for The Golden Globe Awards

Social TV Metrics for The Golden Globe Awards | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Last night’s telecast of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards activated over 1.11M social media comments. Compare this to the mother of all awards shows — The Academy Awards — which garnered 966K social media comments when it aired in February 2011, almost a full year ago.

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Telemundo Takes Social TV Strategy to Next Level With New Novela 'Relaciones Peligrosas'

Telemundo Takes Social TV Strategy to Next Level With New Novela 'Relaciones Peligrosas' | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
The Spanish-language broadcaster's latest original, which premieres on TV on Tuesday, will include tweets from characters' Twitter handles during the show and also use Facebook and YouTube to engage audiences.
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Innovative New Social TV Platform TV Dinner Delivers a Unique Real Time Experience

Innovative New Social TV Platform TV Dinner Delivers a Unique Real Time Experience | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

For all the buzz about social television in the media industry, it is still a niche whose true potential has yet to be tapped. TV Dinner seeks to unlock that potential with a refreshing new approach that may just be the catalyst for mass adoption of social television.

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Q&A: Why Sky took a 10% stake in Zeebox

Q&A: Why Sky took a  10% stake in Zeebox | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Sky has taken a 10% stake in social TV start-up Zeebox. Sky’s director of emerging products Emma Lloyd discusses why the acquisition was significant and the future of social, dual-screen TV experiences.

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Engaging TV Audiences through Social Media - Interview with CBS News’ Susan Zirinsky

Engaging TV Audiences through Social Media - Interview with CBS News’ Susan Zirinsky | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Zirinsky decided to apply some of the lessons learned from her blog and Web series to“48 Hours Mystery.” With a handful of staffers, she threw up Facebook and Twitter pages and started engaging with viewers directly.

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Does Zeebox news sound early death of Social TV?

Does Zeebox news sound early death of Social TV? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

News this week that Zeebox has received a lukewarm response from users might announce the stillbirth of Social TV.

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American Idol Breaks Social TV Record, Destroys The X Factor [Infographic]

American Idol Breaks Social TV Record, Destroys The X Factor [Infographic] | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Simon Cowell was wise to join Twitter late last year, because there is nothing worse than getting drummed in a fight you didn't even know you were in. 


Reality TV is one of the big three juggernauts of Social TV (along with events and sports) and personalities tend to drive the brands on social media. So Cowell climbing into the Twitter ring was inevitable for someone with his savvy.

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Zeebox begins marketing push

Zeebox begins marketing push | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Zeebox, the social TV platform that recently sold a 10 per cent stake to BSkyB, has appointed Mother for its first major brand push.
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Interview: Will Viggle's 'Loyalty Program for TV' Transform Television?

Interview: Will Viggle's 'Loyalty Program for TV' Transform Television? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Think GetGlue/Miso/Foursquare but crossed with Shazam and a loyalty program that offers tangible rewards like Starbucks gift cards.
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Panel discussion: What Works in Content Search, Recommendation and Discovery?

Panel discussion: What Works in Content Search, Recommendation and Discovery? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
A Streaming Media Europe panel compares the active and passive ways that viewers discover new videos.


Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor, Streaming Media
Thomas Dvorak, Chief Marketing Officer, APRICO Solutions
Mark Robertson, Founder, ReelSEO.com
Tom Weiss, CEO, TV Genius
Vanessa Vigar, Solution Marketing Manager - Broadband, Irdeto

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Sky Media could sell Zeebox ads against BBC shows

Sky Media could sell Zeebox ads against BBC shows | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Zeebox‘s chief has declared the second screen is "entirely free to be commercialised", as Sky Media prepares to start selling ads to partner BBC content such as ‘Top Gear‘ and Wimbledon on the social TV app.
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» Boxee’s social roadmap for the coming year

» Boxee’s social roadmap for the coming year | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Boxee took the massive attention around the Consumer Electronics show to announce that 2012 will be the year of an extremely deep Facebook integration and the influx of live TV.

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Updated 2012 Social TV Applications Matrix for the US

Updated 2012 Social TV Applications Matrix for the US | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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