Second-screen app maker Viggle says it has crossed the three million registered user mark, following a May which saw the addition of more than 400,000 users. All told, Viggle now has over 800,000 active users per month. Viggle has benefited from deep partnerships with companies like NBCUniversal, the NBA and the Ellen Degeneres Show.
In recent days media has been consumed by one Edward Snowden who revealed a Skynet-type infrastructure called Prism that the government is running. At the same time it appears as if traditional cable TV business is gearing up for a Game of Thrones-style war with many “kingdoms” that include Intel, Aereo, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and more. Are the cable TV walls about to crumble? Read more
Comedy Central just launched their impressive new app, “CC: Stand Up” which “is a stand-alone extension of Comedy Central that brings comedy fans a completely new stand-up channel, a tool to discover new comics and a platform for sharing comedic content.” In April, The New York Times described the app as “a free, ad-supported app…designed to look and feel like a cable channel devoted to stand-up, the app will offer videos of comedians performing routines.” Here are the details. Read more
NBC News Digital has signed up oil company Shell as the sponsor of its “Meet the Press” experience on the Zeebox second screen app. Zeebox, which launched in the U.S. late last year, will also use feature its new “SpotSynch” ad technology with the partnership. The tech will feature an interactive Shell add in the app, as a Shell ad appears on “Meet the Press.”
Fueled by amazing caught-on-camera news clips, Russia Today’s YouTube channel has hit one billion lifetime views — the first TV brand on YouTube to reach the milestone. RT is rather excited about it, first producing a thank you video (below), then an entire TV show, “Billion Bulletin,” about the accomplishment.
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