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Don’t twitter away the news

What is social media’s relationship to TV news? That’s the question we pose in the latest issue of Euromedia, which you can read here as a digital magazine. Is it an opportunity of a threat? The answer is that it is both. Contributors to our piece take a pretty optimistic view. That’s not surprising as […]

April 5, 2013

Netflix switches on Facebook

Netflix has revealed a new feature that allows subscribers to let their Facebook friends know what television shows and movies they are watching and also see friends’ viewing activity. Netflix said customers will have an option in their Netflix settings to connect to Facebook. If they agree to share information, lists of friends’ movie and […]

March 13, 2013

Top Gear second screen app

When the new series of Top Gear UK returns to TV screens on BBC channels across the world next month – just days after UK transmission – a new second-screen app from BBC Worldwide will accompany the international broadcasts. Top Gear Bingo! was developed using UK-based Monterosa’s LViS platform, and encourages viewers to look out […]

February 4, 2013

Walmart Entertainment Facebook app

US supermarket chain Walmart is launching a new Facebook app that will give users access to exclusive movie content and the power to influence and shape what movies are sold in-store and online. “From Smartphones to Smart TVs, our customers are consuming and sharing content more than ever,” said John Aden, executive vice president for […]

January 7, 2013

4 in 10 use social apps whilst watching TV

According to research from The Diffusion Group, 38 per cent of US. adult broadband users currently participate in “social TV” activity at least a couple times per year. Social TV viewing is defined as the simultaneous use of mobile technology (i.e., smartphones or tablets) to communicate and interact with currently-viewed TV content or with others […]

October 25, 2012

Discovery launches on Facebook and YouTube

Discovery Networks International has announced the launch of its first ever global Facebook page as well as a dedicated YouTube channel for its new landmark series: How We Invented The World. The live Facebook page is an initiative that will serve as a vertical on Facebook for inventions, inventors, and the ‘game changer’ in all […]

October 25, 2012

AT&T brings Facebook to TV screens

AT&T U-verse subscribers in the US can now connect with Facebook through their TV screen using ‘Facebook on TV’, the latest interactive app available from AT&T. The app enables users to connect to their Facebook account whilst watching their favourite shows. “The TV experience is becoming more social, and we’ve always focused on delivering interactive […]

August 30, 2012

Deloitte: The rise and rise of ‘second screening’

The rise of ‘second screening’ – the use of other screens, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets while watching TV – is a source of excitement and concern for many in the TV and technology industry according to a new report from Deloitte. Nearly a quarter of all respondents (24 per cent) use second screens. […]

August 20, 2012

American Idol show on Facebook

The producers of American Idol will release their new reality TV series on Facebook; the first television show to air on the social network and a cable channel at the same time. Showing A Chance to Dance to Facebook users and cable subscribers simultaneously signals confidence that the social network can be a distribution channel […]

August 13, 2012

78% of US following Olympics on TV or Digitally

Nearly eight-in-ten (78 per cent) of Americans say they have watched or followed Olympic coverage either on television, online or on social networks according to The Pew Research Centre. Television remains far-and-away the leading platform for Olympic coverage; 73 per cent say they have watched coverage on television. Still, 17 per cent say they have […]

August 7, 2012