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An Inside Look at Social TV in Kenya

odipo-devWhile most of the social TV action takes place in the US and Europe, we have also covered how countries such as Thailand and Brazil take to the second screen. Now, we turn our attention to Kenya, where social TV activity has exploded in the past year. The majority of the country still prefers analog TV to digital TV, but whereas the US is experiencing a TV revolution in terms of on-demand options, says Odanga Madung, co-founder of Kenya-based data anlytics company Odipo dev, “we are currently undergoing what is called the “digital migration.” The government has stated that all stations move from analogue to digital signals and this is being touted to forever change the way the industry operates due to the lowered barriers of starting a TV station.”

We spoke with Madung about the digital migration taking place in Kenya and the state of social TV in the country: Read more

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Why the social TV industry should pay attention to Israel’s Keshet Media Group

Lost Remote recently participated in an amazing trip to Israel to take a look at social TV companies that have helped mold a “Startup Nation.” At the end of the trip we met with Keshet Media Group, Israel’s leading media company which was established in 1993. We interviewed Ronnie Noy, Keshet TV’s Head of Cross Media and Adi Guy, Keshet TV’s Head of Social Media about the company’s social TV growth and innovation. Read more

An inside look at HBO Nordic’s social TV strategy

The social web instantly connects millions (and now billions)  of people around the world. For social TV, the TV part is not always as global. A big elephant in the social TV living room is how TV fans around the room talk about TV content at the same time but can’t necessarily access it. “HBO Nordic AB, the newly formed joint venture of  Home Box Office, Inc. and Parsifal International,” will be launching in mid-October on linear and have already launched in a big way on social.  Read more