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Dijit Media debuts NextGuide on the web to make it easier to find and watch TV shows

You may already know about NextGuide’s iOS app, and today the social programming guide has debuted on the web in closed beta at NextGuide.tv. Created by Dijit Media, which also powers the Dijit Remote and recently acquired Miso, NextGuide is designed to help you find something compelling to watch. And not just discover it — but actually watch it.

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

What if Twitter launched a #TV app? Here’s what it could look like

On the VC panel at the Lost Remote Show, Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital, praised Twitter’s approach to building a standalone music app that ties to external services like Spotify. He raised the idea that Twitter could do the same for TV, which certainly sounds plausible, especially as Twitter #Music continues to ride high on the App Store charts.

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CES: New Samsung TVs to start with smart recommendation screen

In a first for a major TV manufacturer, Samsung announced at CES today that its new 2013 TVs will display a new “Smart Hub” experience the moment you turn them on. The “On TV” section of the guide will show the last channel you watched squeezed into a corner, and personalized recommendations will take up the rest of the screen. Read more