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Virgin TiVo is boosting the social screen | Videonet

Virgin TiVo is boosting the social screen | Videonet | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

"People are about to fall back in love with their televisions or, to use the precise phrase used by Neil Berkett, CEO at the UK cable operator Virgin Media, the social screen. At Cable Congress in Brussels he outlined the impact that his company’s next-generation TiVo platform is having in consumer homes."

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thePlatform tunes up TV Everywhere with new tools | News | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine

thePlatform tunes up TV Everywhere with new tools | News | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
In an effort to bring more value to cable operators’ TV Everywhere services, thePlatform has added new features to its mpx system that enable customized content bundles and the ability to segment subscribers.
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How Al Jazeera is Forging the Future of Social TV

How Al Jazeera is Forging the Future of Social TV | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Everything was ready to go, but of course Osama bin Laden had to go and ruin it. The night before the debut episode of The Stream on Al Jazeera English, the al Qaeda leader was killed by U.S.

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thePlatform unveils next-gen TV Everywhere suite for TV service providers

thePlatform unveils next-gen TV Everywhere suite for TV service providers | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

White-label video publishing company and pioneer in TVE services, thePlatform today announced an advanced new suite of features, enabling operators to create new and highly tailored content packages and promotions. The new features enable pay TV providers to reinforce and extend the value of their current TV subscription packages across more devices.

 

thePlatform’s mpx system includes a central repository for metadata surrounding a video including categories, keywords, tags, asset types and more. This collection of data enables operators to easily create dynamic filters via mpx’s intuitive console to create any combination of Subscription Package. Once a package is defined, specific viewing rights can be assigned with enforcement by stream encryption or a DRM such as Microsoft PlayReady or Adobe Flash Access.


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» New social TV startup iBubblr focuses on TV conversations

» New social TV startup iBubblr focuses on TV conversations | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
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The Big Problem with the Second Screen

The Big Problem with the Second Screen | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

There seem to be countless ongoing discussions about the second screen. And for good reason. eMarketer predicts that in 2012 about half of all U.S. mobile phone users will own smartphones, and about 25% of all internet users will own a tablet (mostly iPads)..


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ESPN Brings More Than 200 College Basketball Games to Facebook

ESPN Brings More Than 200 College Basketball Games to Facebook | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
In a company first, ESPN is streaming more than 200 college basketball games on Facebook over the next week.
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Beet.TV: KIT Digital to Debut "Social" Video Program Guide at NAB

Global video management software firm KIT Digital is slated to debut a social TV electronic program guide at the upcoming NAB show in April in Las Vegas, the company's Alan Wolk, Global Lead Analyst, told Beet.TV in this video interview....
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MTV and AKQA Develop Social TV App For European Market #MWC12 | NYConvergence

MTV and AKQA Develop Social TV App For European Market #MWC12 | NYConvergence | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

"MTV Under the Thumb is a new social TV app that lets users watch, share and discuss MTV content on mobile devices. The app, developed by NY-based MTV and the digital agency AKQA, debuted this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and is available only in Europe."

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Social TV Startups Want Slice of TV’s $70b Ad Business

Social TV Startups Want Slice of TV’s $70b Ad Business | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

Social TV apps like Miso, GetGlue, and IntoNow prove there's big money to be made in the business of what Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, called “saving live TV.”


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Scott McNealy lance Wayin, un réseau social connecté au monde la télévision | | SiliconSilicon

Scott McNealy lance Wayin, un réseau social connecté au monde la télévision | | SiliconSilicon | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
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» What you may have missed at Hill Holliday’s TVnext Summit | Lost Remote

» What you may have missed at Hill Holliday’s TVnext Summit | Lost Remote | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

"The long anticipated TVnext event took place yesterday at Boston’s beautiful Institute of Contemporary Arts. As promised, the structure of the event, the length of the panels and the case-study focus-ed content created a general consensus both at the event and on Twitter, that Mike Proulx and his agency did well. The Social TV book that recently went on sale officially launched at the conclusion of TVnext."

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Developers show live demonstrations of Zeebox integration | News | New Media Age

Developers show live demonstrations of Zeebox integration | News | New Media Age | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Zeebox integration could provide broadcasters with additional revenue streams.

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Second Screen Must Find Its Own Voice To Redefine TV

Second Screen Must Find Its Own Voice To Redefine TV | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
For all the talk about TV’s “second screen” device experiences, so far they are mostly being used for social interaction around shows. But some people say a lot more is possible than just tweeting about telly.
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TV viewing being driven by social media buzz

TV viewing being driven by social media buzz | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

Coinciding with the 4seven launch, Diffusion has released part two of its Social TV Trends report, revealing that 17% of UK TV viewers now use social media as a way to discover new shows, rising to 39% among 18-24-year-olds, a key demographic for Channel 4.


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» Inside look at Time Warner Cable Media’s approach to social TV

» Inside look at Time Warner Cable Media’s approach to social TV | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
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» Your complete social TV guide to SXSW | Lost Remote

» Your complete social TV guide to SXSW | Lost Remote | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

"Last year at SXSW, we discovered a handful of social TV sessions, and they were packed to the gills. This year, there are more sessions and a bigger social TV presence across the board."

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Apps Let You Supplement the TV Show You’re Watching

Apps Let You Supplement the TV Show You’re Watching | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
To learn more about a TV show you’re watching, you can turn to so-called second-screen apps on your smartphone or tablet. But it’s still unclear how many viewers will want to use them.
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Social TV - Teaching an Old Medium New Tricks | ClickZ

Social TV - Teaching an Old Medium New Tricks | ClickZ | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Can TV be a social sharing experience that also involves brands?
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Parsing the latest rumor about Apple's TV plans

Parsing the latest rumor about Apple's TV plans | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
The New York Post claims that Apple plans to launch a new streaming TV service this year. But take a closer look at the supporting evidence, and it doesn't seem like Apple is actually trying to create its own bundle of video channels at all.
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IPTV news - Freesat: "The challenges in bringing social TV to a mass audience are pyscho-social"

IPTV news - Freesat: "The challenges in bringing social TV to a mass audience are pyscho-social" | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

"Director of Product and Technology Development at UK free-to-air digital satellite TV platform Freesat, discusses why he believes TV is the next growth area for social media, what he thinks are the main challenges for implementing social TV features (clue: they aren't technological), and how social TV platforms might be monetised."

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» ESPN to stream college hoops games on Facebook

» ESPN to stream college hoops games on Facebook | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
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New Apple TV Launching Alongside iPad 3?

New Apple TV Launching Alongside iPad 3? | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it

Early this afternoon we brought you news that Apple had begun sending out invitations to the launch event for the iPad 3. The event will take place on March 7th in San Francisco


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Comprendre la Social TV avec TVCheck. Quand la télé connectée s ...

Comprendre la Social TV avec TVCheck. Quand la télé connectée s ... | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
Via une appli iPhone qui reconnaît automatiquement le programme que vous regardez, TVcheck est un réseau social entièrement dédié à la télévision. ... Tags : Les videos du succes, smart TV, social TV, vidéos du succès ...
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Once Film-Focused, Netflix Shifts to TV Shows

Once Film-Focused, Netflix Shifts to TV Shows | Social TV is everywhere | Scoop.it
The loss of its contract with Starz for movies may hurt Netflix less than originally thought, because more than half of its streaming audience are watching TV series.
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