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Nickelodeon unveils Slime Cup

Nickelodeon is providing kids with an exciting new interactive brand campaign built around their favourite Nickelodeon stars – Nickelodeon Slime Cup!  Fronted by Slime Cup Ambassador, SpongeBob SquarePants, four teams consisting of Nickelodeon’s’ most popular characters will be battling it out to take home the coveted prize – the Nickelodeon Slime Cup trophy.  The 14-week […]

May 16, 2014

C More adds Football Addicts fan-sourced data

Swedish TV network C More Entertainment has partnered with football app developer Football Addicts to use crowd-sourced fan opinion in its live sports reporting. Football Addicts’ two apps, Forza Football and Forza 90’, allow fans to collectively share their feelings on the sport, creating sets of statistics from fan opinions, shared in real-time. C More […]

May 14, 2014

Mediaset and Applicaster Bring Live LED studio voting to Survivor

Mediaset España launches the successful Survivor show with live visual audience votes, and primetime social feed by Applicaster. The innovative TV app-studio broadcast workflow delivers a powerful live interactive TV event, driving viewer participation and engagement with the show. Survivor, an international popular format, follows a group of people that are put through physical and […]

May 7, 2014

Jose Mourinho joins Yahoo social marketing campaign

Yahoo is launching its biggest global social campaign to date, running across a whopping 20 markets (from USA to Hong Kong to Argentina), to find the next  budding footballer to dub  ‘The Special One’. Fronted by Yahoo’s global football ambassador, Jose Mourinho, The #Special1s is a worldwide competition housed completely on Tumblr. We’ll be inviting […]

May 6, 2014

Sky launches #WatchOnSky Twitter tool

BSkyB is trialling a new feature that allows its customers to access content via icons contained within the broadcaster’s tweets. Sky subscribers can watch and record programming via their Twitter timeline when they see posts from Sky accounts containing the #WatchOnSky hashtag. Alternatively, viewers can tap the Sky+ ‘R’ to remotely set their Sky+HD box […]

April 16, 2014

Record figures for bbc.com, Twitter shares

The BBC has revealed that bbc.com reached a record 96 million unique users and generated an all-time high of 1.3 billion page views in March 2014. BBC World News welcomed its five millionth Facebook fan and new figures also reveal that the BBC is by far the most-shared news brand on Twitter (according to Newswhip), […]

April 15, 2014

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 the art of social television. With the Beamly app, TV fans now have a single 24/7 destination where they can: Follow the shows and stars […]

April 14, 2014

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 (CRE) study. For example, someone who saw something or posted something about a primetime TV show on Facebook or Twitter would fall within this category. […]

April 11, 2014

90% UK Twitter users to watch World Cup

This summer, many millions of people across the globe will tune in to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and that will include 90 per cent of UK Twitter users, according to a new study from GlobalWebIndex cited in the Twitter UK Advertising Blog. The study highlights how many UK users will be tweeting throughout […]

April 10, 2014By Colin Mann

Improved YouTube app for Xbox One

Microsoft has launched that a YouTube app update to streamline how to upload game clips to the service. “We’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One that integrates Game DVR and Upload with YouTube, making it easier than ever to capture and share game clips with the world,” said Microsoft . Game DVR and […]

April 9, 2014