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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…

Second screen apps flourish in World Cup

Second screen apps flourish in World Cup

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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,…

zeebox reborn as Beamly

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…

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…