While syndication has become a huge business for digital content publishers, its reach has rarely spanned the mobile app or social TV world. Yesterday, though, Fox announced that the custom experiences it has until now created exclusively for its Fox Now apps will be made available to other second screen TV app providers. Read more
Archives: February 2013
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After shutting off alarm clocks, the next action people usually take on their phones each morning is to check The Weather Channel app. Together with exclusive launch partner Toyota, The Weather Company has launched a redesigned Weather Channel app for Android – the first major redesign of the app since 2009. Upgrades include a simpler interface, an immediate display of weather conditions with exact timing of when rain will begin and end, and improved maps and video offerings. Read more
You can officially get slimed…on the second screen. Nickelodeon‘s new iPad app, “Nick App” (available for iPad here), hit iTunes on Thursday and has already risen to the number two spot in the U.S. for free apps. The new app is a game changer in the kid’s TV world as younger demographics can’t understand why old media isn’t touchable. We spoke with Nick Digital Senior Vice President Matthew Evans about the big launch.
Shortly after a disintegrating NASCAR vehicle spewed debris into the crowd, a spectator uploaded a terrifying clip of the accident and the aftermath to YouTube. But the clip was suddenly removed with the message, “This video contains content from NASCAR, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.” Read more
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