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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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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2012 Is the Year of Must-Tweet TV

2012 Is the Year of Must-Tweet TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Forget about the age of must-see television, 2012 will be the year of must-tweet TV. Networks large and small are using social media to engage second-screen viewers like never before.
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BT Vision to add social elements in major revamp

BT Vision to add social elements in major revamp | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

BT hopes to revive its under-performing BT Vision service by relaunching the pay-TV platform this month with more personalisation and social media elements, a report has claimed.

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Social TV Apps Woo Brands

Social TV Apps Woo Brands | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

The proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices is great news for second-screen and social TV services.

 

Now for the hard part. As GetGlue, Miso, IntoNow and Shazam continue to grow, they are grasping for ways to integrate brands into the experience.

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Zapitano closes €1.7 million. Who will be Germany’s first market leader in Social TV?

Zapitano closes €1.7 million. Who will be Germany’s first market leader in Social TV? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Today Zapitano, the web-based Social TV-platform, closes an investment round of more than € 1.7 million...
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Social TV & The New UI: Content Discovery In The Connected TV Environment

Social TV & The New UI: Content Discovery In The Connected TV Environment | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Social TV is clearly making its mark on the way we watch TV by creating a more interactive viewing experience for the end user. One of the hottest topics of the moment – the evolution of the user interface.

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Social Media & TV – 5 Traits of the Ultimate Social TV Show

Social Media & TV – 5 Traits of the Ultimate Social TV Show | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Looking at the figures it’s possible to pick out a list of the main ‘ingredients’ that make up the ultimate Social TV show, one that both tops the ratings and gets the most online buzz

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VH1 Leaps Into Social TV and Second Screen for Critics Choice Movie Awards

VH1 Leaps Into Social TV and Second Screen for Critics Choice Movie Awards | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
VH1 is setting out to conquer television thanks to a renewed focus on social TV and second screen viewing during the 17th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday.
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Social TV powered travel show launches in Dubai

Social TV powered travel show launches in Dubai | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Two Emirati brothers are pioneering the use of Twitter in a new type of television show called social TV, which will put viewers firmly in the driving seat.
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Yahoo Connected TV adds more Sony sets and social networking

Yahoo Connected TV adds more Sony sets and social networking | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

The Web giant's Internet-connected TV platform will be featured on new Sony Bravia TVs. And by March, Yahoo will add more social-networking capabilities to the service. 

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Social TV and the second screen – the next step in digital marketing :: Idealog

Social TV and the second screen – the next step in digital marketing :: Idealog | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Increasing uptake of portable devices, faster broadband speeds and the convenience factor while watching TV are all creating a perfect storm for advertisers.

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How we watch TV now: Viewers are going mobile and multi-tasking

How we watch TV now: Viewers are going mobile and multi-tasking | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
How do you watch your favorite TV shows? Chances are, you're still using that traditional TV in your living room, but according to a report from Nielsen audiences are increasingly going mobile to ...
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Blog: Will social TV really promote virtual togetherness?

Blog: Will social TV really promote virtual togetherness? | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

What, I wondered, would make me want to interact with a TV show, or post about it on Facebook, and when would I do it?

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The new goal: Must-tweet TV

The new goal: Must-tweet TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

We're wiping the dust off the TV -- as I did with the Golden Globes -- and looking to be part of this global social event. I didn't plan to watch the Globes, but as Twitter and Facebook lit up with buzz, I couldn't help but be drawn in.

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SocialMedia Live Tells You Which Facebook Pages Are Trending

SocialMedia Live Tells You Which Facebook Pages Are Trending | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
Are you curious about what the fastest growing Facebook pages are today? What brands, sports teams, politicians are gaining the most fans?
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TechCrunch | Some Key Social Media Trends To Look For In 2012

TechCrunch | Some Key Social Media Trends To Look For In 2012 | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
In 2011, social media had its share of growing pains. Large brands and corporations took to social media in force to try to find footing in this expanding medium. Some brands found success, while others found peril and new PR nightmares.
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Zeebox scoops $15m investment deal with BSkyB

Zeebox scoops $15m investment deal with BSkyB | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Zeebox, the social TV app, has sold a 10% stake in the company to BSkyB who will integrate Zeebox into its own customer apps and exclusively sell its synchronised ad inventory.

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Society and TV, Back to Square One with Social TV - Appmarket.tv

Society and TV, Back to Square One with Social TV - Appmarket.tv | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Nothing stays new in the nascent space of TV and online convergence. So aren't you a bit surprised that "Social TV" is still a cool buzzword despite having been around for a few years already? Let me suggest in five steps why the term isn't stale already by delving a bit deeper into the relationship between TV and Society.

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KIT digital Launches Extensions for Its Connected Device Framework for Major Broadcast Customers

KIT digital Launches Extensions for Its Connected Device Framework for Major Broadcast Customers | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

KIT digital, Inc., a leading premium cloud-based software solutions and technology services provider for multiscreen video management and delivery, today announced the release of a number of Social TV user experiences across the Xbox LIVE service, including voice and motion controlled applications for UK-based Channel 4 and Channel 5.

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Facebook gets into Social TV With Boxee

Facebook gets into Social TV With Boxee | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Facebook has agreed a deal with social TV and streaming provider Boxee to let users share what they’re watching on their Timeline.

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Infographic: US TV Check-in Trends of 2011 from GetGlue | Broadcast and Media Technology Industry Guide

Infographic: US TV Check-in Trends of 2011 from GetGlue | Broadcast and Media Technology Industry Guide | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

Data from GetGlue, who have just past the two million user milestone, is routinely used by major media to report on Social TV trends.

To recap the year that’s been, they have produced this latest info graphic below show the check-in trends for audiences in the US.

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Small Screen, Big Idea: GetGlue Positioning To Power Social TV | Fast Company

Small Screen, Big Idea: GetGlue Positioning To Power Social TV | Fast Company | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
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GetGlue announces $12M In Funding, 2M Users

GetGlue announces $12M In Funding, 2M Users | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
The space for social TV services—tweeting with other viewers during live broadcasts, for example—is still a wide-open game, with a number of players from startups to established consumer electronics giants looking to make a mark.
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Brands need to ramp up investment in creativity for social TV

Brands need to ramp up investment in creativity for social TV | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it
The influx of social TV apps and platforms set to launch in the UK in the coming months means advertisers should increase their investment in creativity to produce content that is engaging across platforms, according to industry leaders.
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» CES 2012: Peel rolls out updated app with social TV features

» CES 2012: Peel rolls out updated app with social TV features | Social TV & Second Screen Information Repository | Scoop.it

The social guide app Peel — which doubles as a remote control if you buy the optional “Fruit” device — has just relaunched an updated version for iOS (iTunes) that adds social features to the experience. You can now like, recommend and check-into shows from the app, and those social activities roll up to an activity feed of your friends.

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