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MTV deploys Tunepics on Geordie Shore

MTV UK will be using new mobile social network Tunepics in its social marketing campaigns across key music and entertainment shows and MTV branded live music events. Geordie Shore series 8 will be the first MTV series to utilise Tunepics, enabling key moments from the new series of the show to be shared with fans in real time to build excitement, increase […]

Tablet TV preps UK retail launch

Motive Television, the London-based provider of revenue enhancing solutions to the television industry, signed a final agreement with Korean Digital Media Adapter vendor and broadcasting solution provider icube Corporation. Motive and icube are preparing to release retail products that will enable full-featured and certified Freeview broadcast TV to be received on mobile devices in the United Kingdom. On December 12th […]

Horizon Go app for upc cablecom customers

Since last year, upc cablecom’s TV customers have been able to watch TV on mobile Apple devices while out and about using the free Horizon TV apps. Now, the subsidiary of Liberty Global is launching a version for Android devices while also introducing a new design. For customers with Apple devices, there will now be one single app – irrespective […]

Telepizza arrives at Samsung Smart TVs through InnoWave

InnoWave, a Portuguese IT Company with strong international focus, has launched thr Telepizza app for Samsung Smart TVs. The new application allows users to order Telepizza products from the comfort of their sofa and it’s now available on all Smart TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung in Portugal. Telepizza is also accessible at MEO, Vodafone and NOS through yubuy – […]

Yahoo acquires RayV

In a move that it says will accelerate its video strategy and boost its underlying technology infrastructure in the space, Yahoo has acquired Israel-based online video platform RayV for an undisclosed sum. According to Yahoo’s P.P.S. Narayan, VP of Cloud Platforms and Services, RayV has “an exciting approach to online video streaming in the rapidly evolving mobile space. “Watching mobile […]

Canalplay launches kids’ mobile app

Canal+ VoD streaming platform Canalplay, which already offers a kids’ section, has gone further in the development of kids’ content with the launch of a dedicated mobile app. Branded Canalplay Kids, it targets kids from 3 to 10 years old, and is the first step towards other family services and products, said Canal+. The new app is included into the […]

Second screen apps flourish in World Cup

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During some World Cup qualification matches, more than 400,000 dual-screeners participated at the same time, in sync with telecasts, according to Visiware. The World Cup has become a milestone event for global second screen TV apps, as evidenced by engagement on such diverse apps as Televisa’s Deportes (Mexico), ESPN-Sync, and “L’Equipe” Connect (France), powered by Visiware’s Sync2TV platform. Sync2TV powers […]

World Cup boosts social media usage 300%

Allot Communications has revealed the results from its analysis of mobile application traffic surrounding the 2014 World Cup. Real-time data showed that usage of mobile sports apps such as ESPN, BBC sports and Eurosport was up 300 per cent above average levels during game times. Allot’s granular analytics also showed that Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype Chat and […]

Social media increasingly influencing TV viewing

Findings from the latest YouView study census into national television habits for 2014 suggest that social media interaction with Facebook and Twitter are influencing TV viewing habits but risk ruining shows. The survey found that social media has had a huge impact on

Beamly relaunch brings record traffic

Social TV platform Beamly has seen its number of monthly active users triple since Q1 and the associated re-branding, accompanied by major increases in weekly visit frequency and user retention. The free app was reborn under its new brand in April of this year coupled with widening positioning that took it from its 2nd screen roots to become a full […]

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