The KTSF App is powered by Syncbak – a company that powers TV Everywhere capabilities for broadcasters -which integrated Nielsen’s proprietary Software Development Kit (SDK) in April 2014. The Nielsen SDK gives clients a robust cross-platform measurement solution, with the most important feature being that TV Everywhere viewing can be included in ratings. KTSF will also be able to see demographic information, which ad campaigns or episodes were watched, and the difference in viewing behavior of live programming versus on demand. Read more
As of 10amET this morning, ABC News is officially available on Apple TV.
The network’s Apple TV app offers a slew of features, including video on demand from signature shows like “Good Morning America” and “World News,” multiple livestreams of real-time news events, breaking news and in-depth topical content, original reports from ABC news talent special for Apple TV, local content from ABC News affiliates around the country, and more. The product is available to anyone who owns an Apple TV, with no registration required.
Lost Remote was on hand for a demo of the new product yesterday, which at launch, offers everything from coverage of the current chaos in Iraq, World Cup competition, a “This Week in History” series leveraging ABC’s 50-year-old archives, and multiple livestreams of news events happening domestically and globally.
Starting tomorrow and lasting through Thursday, June 26, the episode will be available on Xbox and Xbox One, open to both HBO and non-HBO subscribers (and of course, the episode is available on HBO GO).
HBO says the seventh season premiere episode is also available on “multiple U.S. distributor online portals and Free on Demand platforms” during the sampling period.
John Stamos was squeaky clean back in his “Full House” days, but earlier this week, he got a little risque with one of Vine’s most notorious pranksters.
Prolific Vine user Jerome Jarre, who is known for springing up on people armed with kisses, tried to surprise Stamos. But Stamos was ready.
The video, which has been taken down from Vine, featured Jarre sneaking up on Stamos to kiss kiss him on the cheek. Stamos must have known he was coming: he quickly turned around, laying a big wet kiss right on Jarre’s lips.
In the lead up to the World Cup, Facebook launched ‘Trending World Cup’ and ‘Facebook Ref’ to keep fans informed and engaged throughout the world’s most popular sports event. We’re just one week into the tournament, and even Facebook must be surprised by the results so far: Between June 12 and June 18 more people have talked about the World Cup on Facebook than the number of people who talked about this year’s Super Bowl, Oscars and Sochi Games, combined.
With three weeks left of games, the World Cup will surely set the bar (and an extremely high one at that) for event-based social engagement. Here’s how the first week of World Cup Facebook chatter stacks up to the aforementioned events:
- World Cup Week 1 (June 12 – June 18): 141M people – 459M interactions (posts, comments and likes)
- Super Bowl XVIII on Feb. 2: 50M people – 185M interactions (posts, comments and likes)
- Sochi Games, Feb. 6-23: 45M people – 120M interactions (posts, comments and likes)
- 86th Academy Awards on Mar. 2: 11.3M people – 25.4M interactions (posts, comments and likes)