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BuddyTV launches Vibes

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. […]

December 5, 2013

Apple buys start-up Topsy

Apple has acquired social media search and analytics start-up Topsy. Apple confirmed the acquisition but would not say why it bought the company, which specialises in analysing Twitter data and providing insights into current sentiment on a variety of topics. Apple paid over $200 million for the company, according to reports. “Apple buys smaller technology […]

December 3, 2013

+TVE app to share live videos

Spain’s state-owned TV RTVE has launched +TVE, an application for tablets and smartphones that allows viewers to edit and share 30 second live TV videos on social networks. When watching TV, viewers will be able to cut fragments of TV series and entertainment programmes to edit their own 30 seconds TV pieces, make comments and […]

November 25, 2013From David Del Valle in Madrid

60% tweet while watching TV

Dan Biddle, Twitter UK’s head of broadcast partnerships says 60 per cent of UK’s 15 million Twitter users tweet while watching TV. Biddle told the OTTtv World Summit

November 22, 2013

Social TV market to reach $256bn 2017

According to a market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the total Social TV market is expected to reach $256.44 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of 11.2 per cent. To make television a more active and interactive experience, Social Television came into existence. TV viewers are currently looking for something interesting to watch and get opinions […]

November 15, 2013

fanatix, ESPN social cricket app

fanatix and ESPN have lauhced a new social mobile app for cricket lovers. The social-first application brings news, scores, blogs, images, video and social media content from the digital cricket brand – ESPNcricinfo – on to fanatix, the mobile social network for sports. “By combining ESPN cricinfo’s first-class content with the social functionality provided by […]

November 14, 2013

Kantar Media, Twitter extend partnership

Kantar Media, a specialist in audience measurement, has announced the extension of its strategic alliance with Twitter to include Spain. It will now develop a suite of tools to support planning and analytics for the TV industry in both the UK and Spain. Kantar Media has been measuring the TV viewing habits of the Spanish […]

October 31, 2013

beIN Sport tops Nielsen SocialGuide chart

beIN Sport, the international sports network, posted the top rated US programme in Nielsen SocialGuide’s Twitter TV Rankings based on Total Tweets for October 26th 2013. beIN SPORT captured the top spot with El Clásico, the football match pitting bitter rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid. In a weekend filled with top sports events, it was […]

October 30, 2013

Civolution’s SyncNow syncs Showpal

Axonista, a provider of social TV and second screen technology and Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, have launched ShowPal, an app developed with TV3, Ireland’s largest commercial television broadcaster. The app provides TV3 viewers with a single route to second screen interactivity for a wide variety of […]

October 28, 2013

Optimal, Civolution sync TV and Facebook ads

Civolution and Optimal, Inc., the leading social advertising and analytics platform and maker of Open Signals, announced a partnership allowing brands and agencies to buy Facebook ads in complete synchronisation with TV commercials. Optimal and Civolution worked together on the first campaign using this product for a client’s upcoming entertainment launch. “We were blown away […]

October 23, 2013