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SecondSync joins Twitter

UK-based TV social media analytics company SecondSync is to become part of Twitter. In an announcement on its website, SecondSync says it is “very proud” of the business it has built up over the last three years. “Through our social analytics products, we’ve enabled clients in the broadcast and advertising industries to realise the value of conversations on Twitter about [...]

Vudu, Rdio, Crackle join US Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast has added support for a trio of new apps in the US, namely movie-streaming Vudu, music player Rdio, and Sony-owned TV library Crackle. Owners of Chromecast can access the apps through the $35 dongle immediately via an Android or iOS device, as well as via Google Chrome on a PC. The news comes as competition in the streaming-media [...]

Research: TV Tweets activate viewers

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An industry study examining the value of the earned TV Twitter audience for media companies and brands has found that more than 90 per cent of those who see TV show-related tweets have taken immediate action to watch, search for or share content. The study also found that TV show viewers exposed to brand tweets are more likely to pay [...]

London Live chooses Monterosa’s LViS

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Second-screen platform provider Monterosa has confirmed that London Live will deply its LViS Studio, a platform that allows producers and advertisers to create, pilot, deploy and monetise second-screen apps across devices and social platforms. Under the deal with London Live, which is launching March 31st, Monterosa and LViS Studio will provide the new 24/7 London TV channel with its ‘interactivity [...]

Accedo and SoftAtHome extend partnership

Accedo, the global market expert in TV application solutions, and SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have announced the extension of their partnership to develop an end-to-end Appstore solution. Thanks to SoftAtHome’s SOP platform, this new home-store gives access to HTML5-based apps. Operators and their subscribers can easily access a deep catalogue [...]

Vestel adds Opera TV Store

Vestel, the European TV manufacturer, has extended its content offering with the Opera TV Store, joining the growing list of customers launching Opera Software’s TV application platform. The move seeks to increase the volume of local app content rapidly across all Vestel’s Smart TV brands. Vestel will use the Opera TV Store to expand their existing app portal rapidly across [...]

New look for Sky EPG

Sky customers will start to see a brand new Homepage on their Sky+HD boxes in what the satellite broadcaster describes as the most significant shake-up to its electronic programme guide (EPG) since its introduction at the launch of digital TV in 1998. For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store and the Sky+ Planner [...]

Opera TV Snap hits the prime time

Opera TV’s Snap technology is expanding to even more online video platforms, as Opera Software becomes first in the industry to launch a portal that takes content owners from TV app creation to deployment – for free. Now, even more publishers of online video content can join in the fastest way to reach new audiences on millions of Smart TV [...]

TVPlayer and Planet Knowledge on Freeview HD

OTT solutions provider Synapse TV is to launch two new free-to-view channels on UK DTT platform Freeview. TVPlayer – a free-to-air live TV streaming service – and Planet Knowledge – an on-demand documentary TV service – will soon be available to compatible Freeview HD Internet-connected homes in the UK. The TVPlayer mobile app has already registered 500,000 downloads since it [...]

Pirate app Popcorn Time shuts down

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Lauded by some as ‘the Netflix of piracy’, open source desktop app Popcorn Time has closed down, barely a handful of days after launching, but it looks set to be resurrected by torrent site YTS, according to TorrentFreak. “We are in a better position copyright wise as for us, because it’s built on our API, it’s as if we have [...]

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