Twitter and Comcast have inked a deal that will add a “See It” button to Xfinity TV, allowing live or DVR access to new TV show and movie content mentioned on Twitter right on the TV in their living room. ...
Ubiquity Broadcasting has acquired assets of the Think Design Media, including The Social Mashup and IPTV, related intellectual property, customer relationships and inventory in a stock transaction as disclosed in its most recent 8-K SEC filing.
Tweet In a world when all the statistics on simultaneous tablet/mobile and TV are indicating a massive increase in the behaviour, why are TV broadcasters and 3rd party providers creating 2nd screen services making very poor experiences for audiences?
Twivo is a new program developed by a 17-year-old US coder that blocks mentions of your favourite programs on the social networking site
Nicholas Barr's insight:
An obvious solution to a big problem. It'll be hard to make it foolproof though because of the risk of character names slipping through (the #TimGotBit problem as Jeremy Toeman, CEO of Dijit Media calls it refering to the Walking Dead)
For social TV to be meaningful to advertisers and TV viewers alike, a few pieces of the puzzle have to be put into place. For one, we need to find a way to make tweeting work for live episodic TV. We also need to find a way to get hashtag TV out of its own echo chamber and apply some filtering to Twitter.
Zeebox’s co-founder and CTO Anthony Rose has said that soon anyone with the know-how and an idea on how to improve a show’s second-screen experience will be able to create their own multimedia for Zeebox.
Social media in the newsroom has boomed to the point where major breaking news stories come with a hashtag to keep people engaged with the story on their social accounts. Broadcasters who want to monitor and air those social updates have plenty of options, ranging from the $600 jury-rigged solution all the way to a $30,000 high-end system.
Emerging Insider Communications, a boutique public relations and marketing firm is proud to launch the emerging TV industry's first comprehensive multi-discipline Think Tank to address disruptions, innovations and new methodologies across television, advertising, and the entertainment content landscape. The emphasis being on social TV and multiscreen endeavors.
Reinforcing the growing acceptance of the power of social media in driving people towards TV viewing, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Twitter have formed a strategic partnership to connect more directly the millions of Twitter users with TV viewing.
The connection between Twitter and television is about to grow in a whole new direction. On Wednesday, Shaw Media announced a new venture that will see original content related to favourite TV shows appearing exclusively via Twitter.
Amazon's been making a much bigger push into advertising and original entertainment.
Nicholas Barr's insight:
Despite the headline this has very little, if anything, to do with social TV and ultimately nothing to do with challenging Twitter. However, it does touch on a big opportunity for a second-screen use case. IMDb is one of the primary destinations for those "what has she been in before?" moments when people reach for their second-screens. However, currently X-ray for Movies does not sync with the TV screen. In fact at the moment it is designed to be used while watching content on Kindle Fires. But, you have to pause the movie to access the app. So, it's not really a second-screen experience either... yet. So to sum up, the article was written by someone who doesn't have a clue about the subject area, but is food for thought nonetheless.
ESPN and Twitter Inc. are announcing a major expansion of their collaboration to post sports-related videos on the short-messaging service, part of a growing wave of tie-ups as TV networks and Twitter hunt for new advertising revenue.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.