Advanced Television

ConnecTV social platform public beta

February 3, 2012

ConnecTV, the comprehensive US social platform for all TV fans, has opened its doors to the public – just in time for the Super Bowl.

Powered by proprietary content recognition technology, ConnecTV instantly synchronises its service to a stable of national cable channels, regional sports networks and leading local broadcasters across America. The ConnecTV experience integrates a diverse cache of content from its growing list of licensed partners – from play-by-play sports stats to the latest celebrity gossip to local news. Thanks to a previously announced exclusive partnership with ten television station groups, ConnecTV will soon roll out tailored content for stations covering more than 76 million households.

ConnecTV’s social platform lets users instantly see what their friends are watching and share their favuorite TV moments. The social integration allows users to automatically post what they are watching to friends on Facebook and Twitter just by tuning in to their programme. With every change of the channel, users can also see the total number of their friends who “like” the show and invite those who are not watching to join them. ConnecTV users can chat with friends who are watching any programme or join “show chat”, which includes top fan Tweets and official Twitter feeds from players and leagues as well as show cast members, producers and networks.

ConnecTV is available from the Apple App store.

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