Category archives for: Companion devices

Viacom: TV Everywhere ‘additive’ to viewing

According to Stuart Schneiderman, Consumer Insights and Measurement, Viacom Media Networks, while still nascent in terms of awareness and usage, TV Everywhere (TVE) presents a significant opportunity for brands to grow and strengthen their relationships with fans. Writing in the company blog, Schneiderman notes that the TV Everywhere experience is defined as watching full-length TV programmes on sites and apps […]

Civolution, Bleiberg partner on 2nd screen movie

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, and Bleiberg Entertainment, a Beverly Hills-based film production company, have announced their partnership on “i-LIVED”, the first US feature film to be supported by a synchronised second-screen application for use in the cinema and at home. “i-LIVED” is a tech-based thriller about an online app reviewer whose […]

ITV mobile revamp focuses on live TV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has launched what it describes as a “new and improved” ITV Player app across iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices incorporating simulcast functionality. The app showcases a new user interface, increasing the prominence of ITV’s ‘watch live’ service at the top of each channel page, with easy access to the most recent On Demand content […]

One in three UK kids has own tablet

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, according to Ofcom research,which also suggests the popularity of the tablet could be contributing to the declining number of children with a TV set in their bedroom. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34 per cent now have their […]

Smartphone viewers TV’s New ‘Holy Grail’

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The number of consumers using tablets to watch TV and movies has sky-rocketed in recent years and many consumers bought tablets for the first time last year, according to a new annual consumer survey by Altman Vilandrie & Company. The strategy consulting group notes that in August, critics scoffed at comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook that tepid iPad sales […]

Tablet TV confirms US, UK launch aims

Following advanced-television.com’s exclusive revelation September 16 that Motive Television was anticipating an end-of-year UK launch for its Tablet TV service following October deployment in San Francisco, the company has confirmed it is moving toward launches in the United States and United Kingdom in 2014. Both projects are currently in the process of updating and improving the user interface, and completing […]

Tablet TV UK launch by end of 2014?

Tablet TV – the television service specifically designed for tablets – could launch in the UK by the end of the year. Gianluca Ferremi, VP Business Development at on-demand software solutions specialist Motive Television – has revealed that Tablet TV is currently undergoing certification by the UK’s Digital Television Group. “No launch date has been set,” said Ferremi, noting that […]

Second screens increase appetite for targetted ads

Second screening is changing the way we engage with – and respond to – advertising, according to data from GfK’s Connected Consumer research. Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of people have used a second device when watching TV. Of these second screeners,

BARB to capture viewing on tablets

Reflecting the rise of new ways for watching television, BARB – the body that provides official viewing figures for UK television audiences – has confirmed the deployment of a new measurement technique that captures panellists’ viewing on iPad and Android tablets. The measurement solution has been developed

Research encourages Tablet TV launch prospects

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Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal, according to new data from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based strategy consulting firm. There is extremely strong market

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