Category archives for: Companion devices

World Cup shows multi-screen behaviour

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Conviva, a provider of video analytics, delivery optimisation and big data processing, has revealed its findings from the World Cup. Conviva’s analysis of the streamed event demonstrates viewers’ insatiable desire for live sports and high-quality content, forcing content providers to focus their efforts on improving video quality and viewer experience across all screens, not just one. This year’s World Cup […]

Lionsgate, Comcast partner for multi-platform movie experience

Lionsgate and Comcast are expanding their partnership to create immersive multi-platform experiences for digital consumers, beginning with the launch of an app for the motion picture Divergent. With more than four hours of bonus features and interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app, which is free to every Divergent fan via the iTunes App Store, includes an authenticated premium experience available […]

Beamly to support Android TV

Social TV platform Beamly is bringing its personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement platform to the first screen. “We’ve always seen the future as being not about the first screen or the second screen, but a two-way connection between the device in your hand where you browse and interact with […]

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 […]

Connected devices reach 1bn, will be 2bn by 2020

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The global installed base of Connected TV devices (including Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Adapters and Set-Top Boxes) will double over the next 5 years exceeding 2 billion units by 2018  according to a Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report. Other key findings from the report include: • IP connectivity is fast becoming ubiquitous as […]

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

For 56% of 18-34s tablet is TV companion

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Tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience.  According to the new Connected TV App Discovery Report from NPD Connected Intelligence while watching TV, 56 per cent of US tablet owners age 18-34 use their tablet for

iOS outpaces Android as smartphone video platform

Findings from the Q1 2014 Global Video Index from online video management, publishing, analytics and monetisation specialist Ooyala, suggest that mobile video continues to gain importance for publishers as smartphone and tablet consumption grows. The report also

News organisations face second wave of disruption

Many traditional news companies are struggling with a second wave of digital innovation that threatens to sweep away the relationships they have enjoyed with readers and viewers for a century or more. In its third annual Digital News Report, covering ten countries, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford shows that while some established […]

16% of connected pay-TV homes use mobile for TV control

According to data from The Diffusion Group (TDG), 16 per cent of adult broadband users utilise a smart phone or tablet to control their television. More specifically,

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