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The growth of livestreaming technologies, live TV and increasing integration with social media is transforming the audience experience - no longer consuming content, audiences are rather actively participating in its creation. #socialtv #participationtv
Curated by Sara Cousins
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Nearly Live Production - BBC R&D

Nearly Live Production - BBC R&D | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
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By moving from completely live to 'Nearly Live' production, we believe that live event coverage can be made more accessible to smaller crews with limited budgets and will simplify production for novice users. We want to increase the quantity of coverage from large-scale events like the Edinburgh Festival and thus allow technical and craft resources to be deployed much more widely.
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and it is lonely? The Future Is Here: We Went To A Virtual Reality Film Festival

and it is lonely? The Future Is Here: We Went To A Virtual Reality Film Festival | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
If you've never used an VR headset before, we highly recommend it.

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, September 26, 2015 7:26 PM

Quote "While some of the Oculus VR headsets were attached to laptops, the Samsung Gear VR headsets were operated with a mere Samsung phone latched on to the front of it. Same goes for the affordable Google Cardboard headsets, which start at around $20 and are really just cardboard viewfinders that you can attached your smart phones to. I watched an animated video made by PETA on the cardboard headset where I experienced going to a slaughterhouse from a chicken's point of view. It was surprisingly less graphic than I thought it would be, but it was still intense, and I got a 360-degree view."

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SnappyTV Could Amp Up Twitter Amplify

SnappyTV Could Amp Up Twitter Amplify | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
Twitter just announced a new addition to its social-TV arsenal: SnappyTV, an online service that allows content owners to clip, edit and share video from live broadcasts in near-real time. "As we continue to invest in video, it's important for us to provide tools that make it easy for TV broadcasters, businesses, and event producers to share high-quality videos," said Twitter's Baljeet Singh.
Sara Cousins's insight:

Very interesting move by Twitter recognising the appetite for high quality video combined with the social live event experience...

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Audience fragmentation and the internet are not a threat say free to air network execs - mUmBRELLA

Audience fragmentation and the internet are not a threat say free to air network execs - mUmBRELLA | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

Nine’s Wiltshire told the room at the Mumbrella360 conference the challenges presented by fragmentation of audience across different devices were actually an opportunity for the TV networks. “ I think the big opportunity is available screen time  – more screens, more users, more devices, you know more opportunities to view,” said Wiltshire.

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Nine's Peter Wiltshire discusses the growing appetite for streamed content and makes the point:

"At the end of the day we are all content producers and publishers...so however we disseminate it, as long as you can measure those audiences and how they are consuming your content then who cares where it’s going or being consumed.”

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How multiscreening is empowering a digital generation

How multiscreening is empowering a digital generation | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
Television no longer has a stranglehold on a device-empowered digital generation.
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ABC Director of Innovation, Angela Clark, argues that "second-screening" is a revolution that will raise the bar (and value) for television broadcasters to produce compelling content across multiple screens. 

 

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Racking Focus: Incorporating Second Screens Into Cinema | Tribeca

Racking Focus: Incorporating Second Screens Into Cinema | Tribeca | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
What does APP suggest for the future of second-screen cinema?
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APP, Dutch genre film, first feature film to incorporate 2nd screen technologies, according to tribecafilm.com: "...a door may be opening in the ever-evolving realm of transmedia filmmaking."

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Applicaster Integrates with Avid iNEWS for 360° Real-time Newsroom Flow - Applicaster

Applicaster Integrates with Avid iNEWS for 360° Real-time Newsroom Flow - Applicaster | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
Connecting TV, studio, and 2nd screens, enriches news programs with audience insights & segmented information, while increasing viewer participation April 3, 2014 – Tel Aviv – Applicaster, a cutting-edge provider of broadcast solutions for cross-screen TV experiences, has integrated its technology with the Avid® iNEWS® newsroom management system allowing broadcasters to trigger second screen activities …
Sara Cousins's insight:

The value of systems like Applicaster is the direct integration of real-time interaction with on-screen graphics systems - allowing the viewer to participate directly in the unfolding story. The real power however comes from how the participation experience is designed and executed - thinking beyond online polls & voting.

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E! launches ‘Instagram Wall’ to track top celebrity accounts - Lost Remote

E! launches ‘Instagram Wall’ to track top celebrity accounts - Lost Remote | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
E! launches ‘Instagram Wall’ to track top celebrity accounts
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E!News paves the way for more real-time touchscreen social tracking 'dashboards' with its on air integration of Instagram Wall. 

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Tool for journalists: Spreecast, for social video conversations | Media news

Tool for journalists: Spreecast, for social video conversations | Media news | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
Live-streaming platform for hosting or viewing videos with socially-integrated comments
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"Founded in 2011 but only released from beta in October last year, Spreecast describes its mission as "to connect people through conversation". It does this by offering three option to its users: watch, chat or join on camera." One up on Google Hangouts due to its capacity to integrate comments and interactions from Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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TEDxSydney | Australian Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDxSydney | Australian Ideas Worth Spreading | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

Ted X Sydney believes this is the world's first mobile application that uses realtime video tagging to help TEDxSydney fans to tag and share their favourite moments, enabling the creation of a personalised record of the day.

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Ted X Sydney have created an companion app to their live event allowing the audience to 'tag' moments - building on concepts of tagging 'TV moments'.

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Amid social TV consolidation, Zeebox rebrands as Beamly

Amid social TV consolidation, Zeebox rebrands as Beamly | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
Social TV app Zeebox is now called Beamly, and wants to focus more on what happens after a show ends, rather than bug you with trivia during a show.
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Curation comes to social TV - aggregating and generating more content that can be consumed before or after an episode is handled for Beamly by three editorial teams in Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. Questions are being raised about the scalability of such an approach. 

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Creating the "Town Square" of journalism - University of Missouri - Online News Association

Creating the "Town Square" of journalism - University of Missouri - Online News Association | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

University of Missouri is one of the 2014-15 winners of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. The Online News Association is a non-profit membership organization for digital journalists..

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How do TV stations transform from information providers to facilitators of community conversation? Journalism students from University of Missouri trial using social media to drive citizen journalism. 

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So-called ‘second screen’ was a phase that’s over | SyncScreen

So-called ‘second screen’ was a phase that’s over | SyncScreen | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

 Let’s leave ‘second-screen’ for the history book!

Sara Cousins's insight:

Interesting proposition that there are limited examples of 2nd screen projects with business cases to match. The space to watch is the meeting point of broadcast TV and digital behaviours - This will show the way to the "future creative/content/format market for TV"

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When Oculus VR becomes just a personal 2D viewing device, Netflix & Twitch but it really needs social added

When Oculus VR becomes just a personal 2D viewing device, Netflix & Twitch but it really needs social added | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
At the Oculus Connect 2 event, the virtual reality company just announced that it's getting a number of video services streaming to VR. The biggest one, Netflix...

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, September 24, 2015 6:42 PM

Quote "At the Oculus Connect 2 event, the virtual reality company just announced that it's getting a number of video services streaming to VR. The biggest one, Netflix is going to launch an app "in about 20 minutes", but Twitch, Hulu, Vimeo and more are going to be right behind it. We didn't get a ton of details on the experience, but we expect to see something like the current Oculus Cinema, where viewers can watch movies in a virtual theater. For the Twitch app, viewers will be able to chat and comment on gaming streams they're watching too. The slide at the event also showed logos for Facebook (obviously), Fox, Lionsgate and even TiVo."

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The Global Online Video Index Report: Metrics that Matter

The Global Online Video Index Report: Metrics that Matter | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
The Ooyala Online Video Index report offers key insights into how viewers watch online video around the world.
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Live video knows no boundaries. On every device, live content captures people's attention for longer than video on demand: 11X more on connected TVs; 13X on computers, 3X on tables, 2X on mobile. Ooyala measures the anonymized viewing habits of nearly 200 million unique viewers in more than 130 countries every month. 

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This TV Season's Biggest Moments on Twitter - Nielsen Social

This TV Season's Biggest Moments on Twitter - Nielsen Social | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

This past TV season saw many programs launch beyond the screens we watched them on through social media. TV moments became thousands of messages on Twitter within seconds, with the energy of engaged fan bases, the influence of program stars and press, and the quick creativity of advertisers amplifying posts to millions of people.

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The TV show with the greatest reach on social media from Sept 2013 to May 2014, final ep. of Breaking Bad, was led by conversations with the cast. The final episode reached 9.1 million people according to Nielsen's Social metrics.  

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Our Smartphones Are Making Live TV Better Than Ever | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Our Smartphones Are Making Live TV Better Than Ever | Gadget Lab | WIRED | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

As the smartphone becomes the first screen, it's bringing us closer together...This instant Internet, ubiquitous and pushed to our smartphones, lets us experience events not only as they happen but together—even when we are physically apart. It’s not watching something at the same time as someone else; it’s watching it with them. We’re not just broadcasting anymore; we’re ­conversation-­casting.

Sara Cousins's insight:

Interesting Wired article making the point that the highlight of many shows and events today is actually what's happening simultaneously on another screen - 'experiential synchronicity'. 

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Making the News

Making the News | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

Want to be a reporter? Join ABC News journalist Del Irani as she takes you behind the scenes of a newsroom. This is your half hour and we want to hear your questions - vote for your favourite to see it asked live during the show!

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A hyperinteractive format that allows students to drive the livestreamed show through voting for their most popular questions and participating live online. From a WA school who participated ,Tranby College: "They all had laptops and the atmosphere was electric." What does live interactive participation bring to an digital learning experience? 

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Interlude

Interlude | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
Interlude is a digital media company that designs, develops & markets interactive video technology, defining a new video standard for the digital age.
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Interlude's 'Treehouse' web app allows users to create their own powerful experience of interacting with a video to direct the story seamlessly with no break in audio...sets a benchmark for audience engagement for broadcasters.

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Realizing The Potential Of Participation TV - The Social Media Monthly

Realizing The Potential Of Participation TV - The Social Media Monthly | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

"At iPowow, we are giving people a reason to come back to appointment TV viewing by helping clients enhance their stories and create unique events through participation television. A great story will always win. The question is how do you add to that story to make it even better?"

Sara Cousins's insight:

Distinguishing Social TV from Participatory or Participation TV: "We’re not social TV. It’s inherently social because you end up sharing things, but iPowow is Participation TV. ...Smart devices are only becoming more prevalent, so you need to be able to engage your audience and have them participate. 85% of people watching TV have some type of device in their hand, so why not give them something fun and engaging to do?"

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The audience solves a mystery in this real-time interactive TV...

The audience solves a mystery in this real-time interactive TV... | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

South Korea's 1st real-time interactive game show co-produced by Enswers, startup with a focus on content recognition tech.

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Startup interactive TV platform uses on-screen polls and graphics to engage viewers in real-time as the show progresses. How does it work? "Interactions that occur on viewers’ smart devices can be synced in real-time with the TV broadcast by Enswers’ audio recognition technology, which enables the microphones on smart devices to listen to the audio coming from the TV and automatically detect what the viewer is watching and when."

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Liveblog: Rising Star: Format Case Study

Liveblog: Rising Star: Format Case Study | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
The innerworkings of the hottest new reality game-changer... plus a glimpse of upcoming Live Elevator Pitch
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In Rising Star, the audience makes decisions in real-time that determine the advancement of the contestants, live. Interesting that their 12-17 year olds - a coveted demographic - notched up 15% engagement. Is it a gamechanger in terms of live audience interaction?  

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GetGlue becomes tvtag, focuses on curated TV moments

GetGlue becomes tvtag, focuses on curated TV moments | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
GetGlue is dead, long live tvtag? After getting bought late last year, the social TV pioneer just reemerged under a new name.
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Fifty curators 'tvtag' TV moments - they watch live TV feeds from a total of 70 networks and segment them in real-time — important scenes, key quotes, goal shots and more. Users of the app can then share these in near-real-time.

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Let's face it: social TV is dead

Let's face it: social TV is dead | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it
As the second-screen space is consolidating, it’s time to face reality and admit that social TV is dead, and much of it was a bad idea to begin with.
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Good article about the folly of dedicated TV second screen apps. Focus should be rather on TV metadata and the personalised experiences that could develop with the combination of wearables, cloud-based TV apps and mobile services.

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Livestream for Glass | Go Live from Your Google Glass

Livestream for Glass | Go Live from Your Google Glass | The Live Social TV Experience | Scoop.it

Hands-free, live streaming video from your Google Glass

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Livestream app lets you livestream from your Google Glass. Touted as perfect for citizen journalism - what are the privacy implications here? Is it really that different to other livestreaming technologies that use cameras, just not embedded in glasses? 
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