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
Curated by Nicholas Barr
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Dijit rolls out website Reminder Buttons as part of its B2B strategy, partners with 11 TV networks

Dijit rolls out website Reminder Buttons as part of its B2B strategy, partners with 11 TV networks | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Social TV service provider Dijit Media is moving forward with the next phase of its platform development. The company today officially unveiled its Reminde
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Twitter TV: “See It” button launches Comcast TV from tweets

Twitter TV: “See It” button launches Comcast TV from tweets | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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. ...
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What Twitter and Facebook want from TV | IP&TV News

What Twitter and Facebook want from TV | IP&TV News | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
What Twitter and Facebook want from TV
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Ubiquity acquires Think Design for social TV, IPTV functions

Ubiquity acquires Think Design for social TV, IPTV functions | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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.
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Facebook goes hard on hashtags to tempt TV execs away from Twitter

Facebook goes hard on hashtags to tempt TV execs away from Twitter | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
'More than any other platform, Facebook mirrors the way people have always engaged in conversations about TV," VP of partnerships Dan Rose told MIPCOM. By Stuart Dredge
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Twitter acquires real-time social data company Trendrr to help it better tap into TV and media

Twitter acquires real-time social data company Trendrr to help it better tap into TV and media | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Twitter has acquired social analytics company Trendrr. The move will surely enhance Twitter's offering as it partners with more media companies and is becoming widely used in various ...
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Kantar and Twitter join forces to offer social TV analytics

Social TV measurement continues to ramp up with an alliance between Kantar Media and Twitter to develop a suite of tools to support planning and analytics for the UK TV industry.
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Rebooting 2nd Screen & Social TV: Interactive TV 3.0

Rebooting 2nd Screen & Social TV: Interactive TV 3.0 | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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?
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Is this the end for Twitter TV spoilers?

Is this the end for Twitter TV spoilers? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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
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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)

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These Are the Biggest Hurdles Facing Social TV

These Are the Biggest Hurdles Facing Social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

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.

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Zeebox's goal: Save TV!

Zeebox's goal: Save TV! | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

The most important thing is the content that you offer to users. The computer nerds can design high performance applications that nobody will ever use: It is the content that makes the difference. 


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Zeebox to launch developer platform

Zeebox to launch developer platform | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

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.

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Managing The Social Media Flood With Tech

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.
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Emerging TV Think Tank Launches To Position Social TV And The Multiscreen Industry

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.

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Social TV tie-up for Comcast, NBCU and Twitter

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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.

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Social TV Apps Creating 'Lawyer's Paradise' in Second Screen World

Social TV Apps Creating 'Lawyer's Paradise' in Second Screen World | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Lawyers warn social TV apps open to ambush marketing and copyright abuse threat.
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Facebook’s Rose: 2nd screen pushing people towards TV

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Dan Rose, VP of partnerships at Facebook, has suggested that social media and second-screen interaction is having a positive effect on TV viewing.

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How buzz builds around ‘The X Factor’ on Twitter | Twitter Blogs

How buzz builds around ‘The X Factor’ on Twitter | Twitter Blogs | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Twitter and television have proved to be natural partners. This is often highlighted by how conversation builds around some of the most popular shows on TV such as ‘The X Factor’. As th......
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WPP's Kantar Buys Minority Stake In SecondSync

WPP's Kantar Buys Minority Stake In SecondSync | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
(RTTNews.com) - Advertising firm WPP Plc (WPPGY, WPP.L) said Thursday that Kantar, its wholly-owned data investment management business, has acquired.
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Jeroen Doucet's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:57 AM

Fits WPP's strategy to move diversify its activities in the media space. 

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Social TV: New deal links Twitter and TV

Social TV: New deal links Twitter and TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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.
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IMDB Wants to Challenge Twitter on Social TV Front

IMDB Wants to Challenge Twitter on Social TV Front | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Amazon's been making a much bigger push into advertising and original entertainment.
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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. 

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Fox and Twitter in promotional partnership

Fox and Twitter in promotional partnership | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Fox and Twitter have entered into a partnership to promote the broadcaster's programs and allow advertisers a way to reach TV audiences as they discuss the shows on the social network.
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ESPN, Twitter Expand Tie-Up

ESPN, Twitter Expand Tie-Up | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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.
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Social TV and the Soap Opera

Social TV and the Soap Opera | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

This may sound futuristic but, in many ways, the emerging business model actually harkens back to the earliest days of broadcast media.

 
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