Category archives for: Social Media

TF1 signs Monterosa’s LViS for interactivity

Monterosa the second screen specialist has signed an annual agreement with MYTF1, the digital platform of the French broadcaster TF1 which sees France’s largest commercial broadcaster adopt its LViS platform for live interactivity with entertainment and sports shows. Starting in January 2015, LViS will first be used on the national IQ test format QI : La France passe le test […]

Survey: Smart TV UIs a problem

Findings from Philips uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology specialist, have revealed that professionals in the consumer electronics industry recognise need for a better Smart TV experience, with few taking advantage of Smart TV’s potential, with the user experience to blame. uWand’s latest Smart TV Report shows a

Twitter activity indicates show prospects


Research firm Nielsen has carried out an in-depth study of the effects of Twitter activity around new shows in an attempt better to inform ad agencies and broadcasters of likely success. Following the autumn 2014 premiere season, Nielsen evaluated how

BT Sport, Facebook stream NBA London

BT Sport, the NBA and Facebook are combining to deliver sports fans an innovative digital experience of this year’s NBA Global Games London at The O2. Between 7.15pm and 8pm on January 15th, ‘The BT Sport Facebook Lounge’ will feature live appearances from many of the celebrities attending the event. NBA Global Games London 2015 will feature a game between […]

Facebook nets 1bn video views a day

Facebook has published figures on how popular video has become on the social network.   “In just one year, the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US,” said Facebook in a blog aimed at video creators who’ve been building large followings on YouTube. The post continues: “With people

Facebook acquires QuickFire Networks

Facebook has acquired video infrastructure specialist QuickFire Networks in a move that reflects the growing importance of video to the social networking site. An announcement on QuickFire’s website from Craig Y. Lee, CEO, noted that QuickFire Networks was founded on the premise that the current network infrastructure is not sufficient to support the massive consumption of video that is happening […]

SeaChange boosts OTT social with Timeline deal

Multiscreen video software SeaChange International has increased its ability to extend social news to multiscreen television service providers by agreeing to acquire California-based SaaS company TLL, LLC which does business as Timeline Labs in a cash and stock deal rising to $24.5 million. Timeline Labs enables local broadcasters, local and national news organisations, cable news channels and other media companies […]

Strong mobile ad-spend growth in 2015

Strong growth in mobile advertising spend, increasing momentum in the mobile payments sector, and the rising influence of Asian companies on the global mobile media landscape are among over ten predictions highlighted in a report from Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) and Application Ecosystem Opportunities (AEO) services. The report highlights the key trends that will impact the highly dynamic […]

Spain: Kantar Media launches Twitter TV ratings

Audience research company Kantar Media has launched Kantar Twitter TV ratings, the first measurement tool to analyse social media TV audiences in Spain.  It is the result of a global partnership with Twitter to implement a new suite of tools to support planning and analytics for the TV industry. Its first findings reveal that 61 per cent of Spanish tweeters […]

Walking Dead viewing record for Fox UK


The Walking Dead Season 5 has proven to be a ratings-hit for Fox UK, breaking several viewing-figure records for the channel and achieving its biggest ever audience numbers. Consolidated data reveals premières of the horror drama averaged 1.3 million viewers, and a total of 2 million viewers watched each episode including repeat viewings*.  The premières of The Walking Dead episodes […]

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