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Pokémon TV on Kindle Fire


The Pokémon Company International has confirmed the launch of the official Pokémon TV app on the Amazon Kindle tablet. The Kindle Fire launch adds another platform for the Pokémon TV app, which has had more than 2.5 million installations since its 2013 launch on iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android devices. The Pokémon TV app is [...]

YouTube on all Roku current-gen devices

Streaming platform Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation Roku devices in the US, Canada, UK and the Republic of Ireland. Current generation players are those introduced after July 2011 and include the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku [...]

zeebox reborn as Beamly


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


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


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


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, [...]

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