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.
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.
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.
"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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"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."
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.
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.
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)..
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....
"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."
"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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