social tv

Fox Taps Coincident TV to Build "Pop-Up" Interactive Video App for "Glee" Facebook Page

Philo in Social-TV Promotional Partnership with TV Guide Magazine

Social-TV "check-in" company, Philo , and TV Guide Magazine have formed a promotional partnership that they say will result in Philo's check-in and community site providing a destination for TV Guide's 14 million readers to engage with one another around shows featured in the magazine, take part in regular contests and have the opportunity to win a range of real and virtual prizes.

BBC America Teams with Foursquare on Social-TV Promotion for its 6 Nations Rugby Coverage

BBC America is teaming with location-based social-media service, Foursquare , in an attempt to seed TV viewing parties in pubs and restaurants for its live coverage of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship.

Ireland's Magnet Networks Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service

--Service Offers Free Live Streaming of Five Irish Channels, Twitter and Facebook Integration
Irish triple-play provider, Magnet Networks , has launched a free broadband video service, called Magnet WebTV, that offers live streaming of five Irish channels-- RTE1, Network 2, TV3, TG4 and 3e--and that features Twitter and Facebook integration to enable a social-TV experience.

IntoNow Uses Audio-Recognition Technology to Power Social TV

IntoNow --a Silicon Valley-based social-TV/programming-discovery company that bills itself as having been founded by veterans of Google, Microsoft, IDEO, MTV Networks and Stanford University's artificial intelligence program--emerged from stealth mode, Monday, with two new products: SoundPrint, a patented technology platform that the company claims can automatically identify live TV content and any previously aired content from the past five years (as well as on-demand programming); and IntoNow, a free iOS (i.e. iPhone, iPad and iPod...

Enhanced Version of OxygenLive Social TV Service to Offer Live "Bad Girls Club" Companion Show

Oxygen Media on Tuesday announced OxygenLive: Obsessed, an enhanced version of its OxygenLive.com social TV platform. Slated to launch January 10th in conjunction with the season premiere of the reality show, "Bad Girls Club," OxygenLive: Obsessed will feature a live companion show that will stream on the Web before, during and after the show's broadcast, Oxygen says. Additionally, according to the company, viewers will be able to watch the live show on the OxygenLive app,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through January 14th
--Broadcom Unveils Set-Top Box Solutions
--Cedar Point to Be Acquired by Genband
--HSN Partners with "Social Product Development" Company, Quirky
--Report: Microsoft to Unveil Windows-Based Connected-TV Solution at CES
--RCDb, Panvidea Team on Solution for Cloud-Based Preparation of Blu-ray Streaming Video
--Rovi Files Patent-Infringement Lawsuit against Amazon, IMDb
--Sensio to Distribute 3D Content OTT
--Starz to Launch "Spartacus" Social Media Game, iPad Multimedia Script App
--ViVu in Interactive Video Partnership with AMD
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available on its red-button interactive TV service through January 14th. Broadcom has announced 11 new connected home set-top box solutions with integrated content protection from NDS, and nine new 40nm set-top box solutions for "the next-generation 3DTV Internet-connected home." Cedar Point Communications , a...

ABC Offering Social TV Experience, Supplemental Broadband Video for "Dancing with the Stars"

Broadcast network, ABC , is offering supplemental broadband video and a social TV experience on its Web site, to complement the eleventh season of the reality show, " Dancing with the Stars ." In addition to viewing full episodes of the show through the ABC.com Full Episode Player, "Dancing with the Stars" fans can: For the first time interact with one another in "Dancing Live Chat Parties" during broadcasts of the show. The virtual viewing...

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Acquire Lovefilm
--AT&T Teams with NCAA Football on Social App
--BBC Commissions Second Series of "Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who"
--CBS Sports Launches Pro Football App for Apple iPad
--ivi Receives Cease-and-Desist Letters from Broadcasters, Files Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
--Motive Television to Acquire Adecq, Provider of the Bestv DTT-Based VOD Solution
--Ofcom Hands over Responsibility for VOD Content Regulation to Association for Television on Demand
--Open IPTV Forum Adds Four More Members
--Pace Hires Nokia UK & Ireland MD, Mark Loughran, to Head New Convergence-Focused Unit
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: According to a report in the now paywall-blocked Sunday Times, Amazon has initiated a takeover bid for Lovefilm , the company often referred to as "the European Netflix." The bid is said to value Lovefilm at around £200 million. AT&T and NCAA football have announced the launch of a free NCAA Football Fan Zone App...

News Round-Up (III): FX, GetGlue, HBO, PBS, Hulu

--FX Launches Social TV Experience for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
--Social TV Company, GetGlue, Expands Relationships with HBO, PBS
--Hulu to Open Development Center in Seattle
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Cable network, FX , has launched, "Sunny Tweets" ( http://www.fxnetworks.com/sunnytweets ), a social TV experience for the sixth season of its original comedy series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which is designed to allow fans of the show to interact with its cast...

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