BuddyTV, the US TV website, has secured an additional $1.5 million for its release of Vibes, an app experience for its iOS7 version of BuddyTV Guide. The free app targets anyone with traditional pay-TV, broadcast, or streaming services with features that help find what to watch using a cable provider, satellite provider, or broadcast TV. The app also offers searching across streaming services like Amazon, Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, HBO, Crackle and others.
The funding round was led by Madrona Venture Group and other prominent angel investors.
“It’s frustrating paying for TV service but constantly thinking ‘There’s absolutely nothing good on TV,'” said Andy Liu, Co-Founder and CEO of BuddyTV, “Which is why we built Vibes based on the experiences of our six million users, and created a friendly viewing guide powered by real people who love TV and want to share it.”
The app offers a simple platform that allows users to subscribe to, create, and share unique collections of TV shows and movies, called “Vibes.” Popular Vibes include “Redneck Buddies,” “Underwater Terror,” and “Rich People doing Stupid Things.” Powered by content from BuddyTV.com, each show displays enhanced data including articles, slideshows, episode information, pricing, and TV/Movie location, easily sorted by the user’s video sources or combination of sources.
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