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Twitter tests trending TV links

Twitter is testing a new feature that sees links to popular TV shows appear as Twitter cards at the top of user’s Timelines, complete with related Tweet data and show…

BitTorrent ‘crowd source’ new show

BitTorrent has partnered with US firm Converge Studios, for the pilot for its new show Fly or Die.  The show – a scripted drama that “documents the inner workings of…

DISH upgrades second-screen with GetGlue

DISH upgrades second-screen with GetGlue

In a move to give DISH customers the power to check-in and connect with their favourite TV shows, movies and sporting events, DISH has incorporated features from GetGlue into its…

Grabyo launches real-time clip-sharing

Grabyo launches real-time clip-sharing

Grabyo, the TV clip-sharing platform, will launch this weekend with Sky Living’s Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model – letting viewers share their favourite moments from the new series.  The…

Social recommendations API from Jinni

Video content discovery solutions provider Jinni has launched ‘Watch together’, claimed as the first effective social discovery feature to recommend content that suits the tastes of more than one viewer.…

beIN Sport programming tops twitter TV rankings

beIN Sport programming tops twitter TV rankings

beIN Sport, the US sports network, has posted three programmes in the top 10 – including the No. 1 spot – in SocialGuide’s Twitter TV Rankings for the first week…

Virgin Media Hotlist measures TV buzz

Virgin Media Hotlist measures TV buzz

Virgin Media has unveiled The Hotlist, a new measurement tool that provides an alternative view on TV engagement. The Hotlist sorts the most viewed and talked about shows into an…

Twitter exec: Live TV will increase as viewers escape spoilers

Jean-Philippe Maheu, a Twitter executive, has said that he believes live-TV viewing for popular shows will increase as viewers increasingly fear that social media will yield more spoilers – although…

Edelman: Social platforms expand entertainment

Edelman: Social platforms expand entertainment

Edelman has released findings from its seventh annual Global Entertainment Study, revealing that nearly two-thirds of respondents agree that watching and sharing entertainment online has increased their sense of global…

TV social media driven by functional, communal and playful factors

TV social media driven by functional, communal and playful factors

Viacom has unveiled the results of “When Networks Network: TV Gets Social,” its multi-country study investigating the relationship between TV and social media usage. The findings uncovered three key types…