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zeebox reborn as Beamly

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Beamly (formerly zeebox) is launching on iPhone, iPad, Android and the web with what it describes as a new brand and a vibrant, exciting new app representing the state of the art of social television. With the Beamly app, TV fans now have a single 24/7 destination where they can: Follow the shows and stars they love to get personalised [...]

1 in 5 Americans connect social media and TV

Nineteen per cent of online Americans ages 15-54 say they are reached by social media at least once a day regarding primetime TV, according to a Council for Research Excellence (CRE) study. For example, someone who saw something or posted something about a primetime TV show on Facebook or Twitter would fall within this category. Sixteen per cent of primetime [...]

RealPlayer signs up for Amazon Fire TV

RealNetworks has confirmed that RealPlayer Cloud, its integrated video player and cloud service app, is one of the first apps available on Amazon Fire TV. With the addition of Fire TV, the Amazon and RealPlayer Cloud communities now have an all-new way to watch their video collections on their big screens from the comfort of their living room. RealPlayer Cloud [...]

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 [...]

Piksel supports 4oD Xbox One

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Executives at OTT video monetisation software and solutions provider Piksel have revealed the company’s role in helping UK broadcaster Channel 4 to build the 4oD app for Microsoft’s Xbox One games and entertainment console. “Through our close partnership with Channel 4 and Microsoft, Piksel successfully delivered 4oD for Xbox One through intelligent systems integration and application development. 4oD also builds [...]

Sky News teams with Urban Airship for faster alerts

Sky News has teamed up with Urban Airship to upgrade its push notifications system on both its iPhone and iPad apps, offering instantaneous distribution of breaking news. The new service ensures notifications are delivered to millions of handsets globally within seconds of them being sent. Future plans include immediate updates on the constituency results in the 2015 General Election, allowing [...]

DISH Anywhere app on Kindle Fire

In a move to bring customers a wider variety of remote TV viewing options, DISH has announced that its recently upgraded DISH Anywhere app is now available for download on Kindle Fire HDX tablets in the US. The app, previously only available on Android and iOS devices, gives DISH customers the ability to watch all of their live TV programmes, [...]

DISH enhances Explorer app

In response to consumer input, DISH has added new functionality to its second-screen iPad app, DISH Explorer, giving customers using the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR the ability to control the TV’s volume and power from their iPad. The app update, available immediately in the US iTunes store, also brings users personalised programme recommendations based on viewing habits. DISH Explorer is [...]

Euronews, Nokia, Microsoft team for Euronews apps

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Two news apps have been launched in a collaboration involving Euronews, Nokia and Microsoft. The Euronews apps are now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Both apps are free in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store. The applications are accessible worldwide and offer a choice of 11 languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, [...]

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