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Rovi sues Hulu over program guide patents

Rovi sues Hulu over program guide patents | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
...We can probably expect more of these lawsuits, as Rovi claims more than 1,100 patents related to program guides, which it has licensed to a number of distributors and consumer electronics manufacturers such as Apple, Cisco, Comcast, DirecTV, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Time Warner and Verizon.
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Yidio launches alerts, telling you when shows come online

Yidio launches alerts, telling you when shows come online | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based online video directory Yidio is introducing content alerts today, pinging its users every time a new video from one of their favorite TV shows goes up. Alerts can be customized to include the airing of a show on TV and news about a certain show, and will be delivered via email, Facebook or Twitter. These new alerts are just one way for Yidio to compete with similar TV content directory offerings like Sidereel and Clicker, both of which were recently acquired by large players in this industry (Rovi and CBS Interactive, respectively). Yidio’s main differentiator has so far been a kind of digital currency dubbed Yidio Credits, which can be earned through participation in partner programs.
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Facebook makes case for social TV guides

Facebook makes case for social TV guides | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Twitter isn’t the only social platform that loves TV — Facebook, too, is courting television programmers, marketers and distributors to embrace social TV. Facebook’s Andy Mitchell told a crowd at the TV marketing conference PromaxBDA today that social program guides are a growing opportunity. “If you look at the program guide [now], you’re trying to figure out what to watch among five hundred channels. It’s really hard,” Mitchell said. “But think about a program guide where you see what your friends are watching, that changes the experience.”
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Facebook says TV shows should be using Facebook Places check-ins

Facebook says TV shows should be using Facebook Places check-ins | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
"You begin to create these hubs where you can take the passionate screaming and bring them together, because you realise that 10 of your friends are watching Top Gear at the same time," he said. "We've talked to broadcasters about putting their whole EPG as events on Facebook, and letting people RSVP to them to get a reminder."
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