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Magic Ruby Launches "Quasar" Production Platform for Second Screen and Mobile Applications

Magic Ruby Launches "Quasar" Production Platform for Second Screen and Mobile Applications | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Magic Ruby, a leading provider for developing monetizable technology and applications for the second screen, today announced the debut of its Quasar Production Platform, a unified, cloud-based toolset that helps television and film studios and...
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Stephen Fry seeking digital makers for global YourFry storytelling project

Stephen Fry seeking digital makers for global YourFry storytelling project | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Publisher working with WeTransfer to make text, audio and images available for creators alongside new autobiography. By Stuart Dredge
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Gesture Recognition for Smart TV Market by Types worth $479.88 Million by 2018 - WhaTech

Gesture Recognition for Smart TV Market by Types worth $479.88 Million by 2018 - WhaTech | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Gesture Recognition For Smart TV Market categorizes global market by Hardware(IR Temperature Sensor, Image Sensor, IR Proximity Sensor, , Light Sensors, & Semiconductor ICS) Software (2D & 3D Image Sensor), And Geography (Americas, EMEA, & APAC).
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As networks strain, pay-TV operators begin embracing OTT distribution - FierceWireless

As networks strain, pay-TV operators begin embracing OTT distribution - FierceWireless | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
It appears operators' work in the area of video transmission is coming at the right time. According to a new report from FierceCable, major video content producers like ESPN and others are increasingly embracing over-the-top (OTT) distribution.
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Number-of-Connected-TV-Devices-Hits-Half-a-Billion - EContent (press release)

Number-of-Connected-TV-Devices-Hits-Half-a-Billion - EContent (press release) | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Worldwide ownership of Connected TV Devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles, and digital media streamers) grew 7% percent quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and 34% versus over the same period in 2013 to reach 500...
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Myst is being turned into a 'transmedia franchise' will reach TV - TweakTown

Myst is being turned into a 'transmedia franchise' will reach TV - TweakTown | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Remember Myst? Well, it's being turned into a TV show, and beyond that, a 'true transmedia franchise'
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20 million HbbTV devices in Germany and France, 11m of them connected | VideoNet

20 million HbbTV devices in Germany and France, 11m of them connected | VideoNet | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
New data about take-up of the HbbTV standard released at the annual HbbTV Association Symposium in Paris reveal that there are now around 15m HbbTV devices in the Ge
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Pay TV revenues to fall for half of Europe's to...

Pay TV revenues to fall for half of Europe's to... | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
BSkyB’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s stakes in Sky-D and Sky Italia would create a pay-TV operation that will rival Liberty Global in subscriber terms.
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Kevin Spacey Says Digital Platforms Are Killing the TV Pilot—and That's a Great Thing

Kevin Spacey Says Digital Platforms Are Killing the TV Pilot—and That's a Great Thing | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey made headlines when he agreed to star in the Netflix original series House of Cards—and then made even more headlines when the critically acclaimed show began winning Emmy's and Golden Globes.
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Facebook may want to become your next paid TV provider

Facebook may want to become your next paid TV provider | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Twitter has been receiving most of the buzz around television. But the launch of Facebook’s new video ad serving platform could change that conversation.
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Gigaom: Netflix spends $150 million on content recommendations every year

Gigaom: Netflix spends $150 million on content recommendations every year | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
French regulators wanted to check Netflix's recommendation algorithms for any possible U.S. bias -- but the company's Chief Product Officer actually believes that algorithms can help democratize culture.
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HbbTV 2.0 to go mainstream in 2016 | VideoNet

HbbTV 2.0 to go mainstream in 2016 | VideoNet | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Final ratification of the HBB standard should happen no later than Q1 2015, with commercial deployments likely in the second half of next year. Eutelsat is among the companies ready to make use of HbbTV 2.0 for a new push-VOD service.
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Advertisers Need Measurement Before They’ll Invest In Connected TV And Mobile Video

Advertisers Need Measurement Before They’ll Invest In Connected TV And Mobile Video | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Advertisers Need Measurement Before They’ll Invest In Connected TV And Mobile Video - http://t.co/xWH6H82ZU2 #DimML
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Facebook, Twitter And Google Are Banding Together To Steal Ad Money From Broadcast TV

Facebook, Twitter And Google Are Banding Together To Steal Ad Money From Broadcast TV | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter And Google are taking part in the first UK Digital Upfronts next week.
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YouView and Netflix poised to sign a deal - Recombu

YouView and Netflix poised to sign a deal - Recombu | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Netflix could soon be heading to BT and TalkTalk YouView boxes. 

The streaming service has reportedly entered talks with YouView, which could see...
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Google offers three months free Now TV streaming to UK Chromecast owners - Engadget

Google offers three months free Now TV streaming to UK Chromecast owners - Engadget | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Every now and again, Google likes to give something back to Chromecast owners. In July, it celebrated the streaming dongle's first birthday by offering a
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Hillcrest Labs Brings Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Skyworth Smart TVs - PR Newswire (press release)

Hillcrest Labs Brings Motion, Gesture and Cursor Control to Skyworth Smart TVs - PR Newswire (press release) | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillcrest Labs today announced that Skyworth, a leading TV brand in...
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Connected TV device ownership hits half a billion units - DTG

Connected TV device ownership hits half a billion units
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Global ownership of connected TV devices—including smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers—reached 500 million units in Q2 2014, according to StrategyAnalytics.
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EE launches HbbTV-based TV service for the UK - DigitalTVEurope.net

EE launches HbbTV-based TV service for the UK - DigitalTVEurope.net | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
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EE launches HbbTV-based TV service for the UK
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UK 4G mobile operator EE is to launch a fixed-line TV service, competing with BT and TalkTalk.
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Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices | TechCrunch

Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices | TechCrunch | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Apple's HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to..
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TV Will Move to IP in Two Years, Says Imagine CEO Charlie Vogt - Streaming Media Magazine

TV Will Move to IP in Two Years, Says Imagine CEO Charlie Vogt - Streaming Media Magazine | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Imagine Communications launches a software management platform to transition broadcasters to IP delivery; partners with Microsoft Azure.
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3 Reasons Marketers Are Using Social TV

3 Reasons Marketers Are Using Social TV | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Have you ever watched a show live and tweeted about it at the same time? Or perhaps you saw a super bowl commercial and interacted online with a brand because of its hashtag. The invention of socia...
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Rentrak Acquires Kantar’s U.S. TV Measurement Business

Rentrak Acquires Kantar’s U.S. TV Measurement Business | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
This morning, Rentrak rang the opening bell at NASDAQ in conjunction with the announcement of their deal with WPP’s GroupM and Kantar. The partnership will “inject Kantar Media’s U.S.
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Gigaom: Next up for Netflix: An expansion to South Korea, Italy or the Middle East?

Gigaom: Next up for Netflix: An expansion to South Korea, Italy or the Middle East? | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Netflix is looking for people who can speak Korean, Arabic and a number of other languages. The job offer could give us clues about the company's international plans.
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Africaone Africa One is a android tv box, it is a device...

Africaone Africa One is a android tv box, it is a device... | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Africaone Africa One is a android tv box, it is a device connected to your tv via hdmi that turns your tv to a multifunction smart tv. It has a revolutionary entertainment system that gives you a family television entertainment experience.
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NAB News Release: Boxee Co-Founder Avner Ronen to Keynote NAB Show Conference on Disruptive Media

NAB News Release: Boxee Co-Founder Avner Ronen to Keynote NAB Show Conference on Disruptive Media | Richard Kastelein on Second Screen, Social TV, Connected TV, Transmedia and Future of TV | Scoop.it
Boxee Co-Founder Avner Ronen to Keynote NAB Show Conference on Disruptive Media http://t.co/285sDVrTkW
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