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Snapchat introduces discovery function

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Messaging app Snapchat has introduced Discover, which it describes as a new way to explore stories from different editorial teams. In a Blog Post, the Snapchat Team describes the initiative as the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. “This is not social media,” they assert. According to Snapchat, […]

Children’s TV viewing drifts towards paid-VoD

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The 2015 Childwise Monitor, an annual report looking at children’s media consumption, shows that the equipment mix is changing. Most children have their own computer or tablet, phone, games console and television – but console, television and to an extent, phone ownership, is falling. Tablet ownership continues to grow, although it’s slowing. The major tablet ownership increase is among younger […]

Consumers increasingly embracing streaming

According to part two of the results from the second NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) joint research study on consumer attitudes toward television viewing, greater opportunities exist for content creators and content rights holders as consumers continue to embrace and seek out streamed content. The study found that viewers who stream TV programmes say they have more […]

Shazam valued at $1bn

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Shazam, the UK based mobile music recognition service, has raised $30 million in a funding round that pushes its valuation to $1 billion.  The company has not revealed who the new backers are, but says they had not previously invested in Shazam. Shazam’s core product is a music recognition app that listens to ambient music and reports back to the […]

BBC revamps news app

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The BBC’s News app has been given a major overhaul with the goal of offering a more “personalised” service.  In addition to pre-existing sections – including Top Stories, UK, sports and Politics – users will be able to add specialised feeds of their choice. The revamp is part of a wider shake-up, which will also involve major changes to the […]

Motive adds Chromecast to TabletTV

Pay-TV technology specialist Motive Television is to begin integrating Google’s Chromecast technology into Motive’s TabletTV apps. This will make it possible for TabletTV users who have the popular Chromecast thumb-sized media streaming devices to send what they are viewing on their tablets directly to the home TV screen. When using TabletTV and Chromecast, TabletTV users will need to use the […]

TV 2 Norway deploys Monterosa interaction platform

Monterosa, the second screen specialist, has again partnered with Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 to deliver real-time voting for its new live talent format My Dance Crew. The show is produced by Anti TV and premieres on January 9th. In addition to traditional SMS voting, the audience at home now uses a live Monterosa LViS-powered mobile web app to allocate their […]

TiVo OnePass boosts binging

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TiVo has introduced TiVo OnePass, an all-access solution available on TV in the home or via TiVo mobile apps, that tracks down every episode of a show a user wants to catch up on and displays all of the episodes in a ‘My Shows’ folder to serve as the ultimate multi-source binge-watching solution. TiVo OnePass organises episodes of favourite shows […]

Dailymotion app on PlayStation 4

Dailymotion, the online video platform, is now available through Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) via a new app designed for users of the games and multimedia console. The app enables PS4 users to access the full Dailymotion experience from their TV through an intuitive navigation system that is designed to make content discovery as easy as possible.  Users can search Dailymotion’s […]

Netzkino on Amazon Fire TV

German free-of-charge video-on-demand (VoD) service Netzkino has launched on Amazon Fire TV. With its streaming box, the internet retailer takes online entertainment to the TV set. Fire TV users can choose from more than 1,500 movies at Netzkino, some in HD quality. Users neither need to register nor sign up for a subscription to gain access. “We provide a unique […]

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