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Posts Tagged ‘ACR’

It’s not TV, it’s Facebook TV

FacebookTV(This is a guest post written by Jesse Redniss the Chief Strategy Officer at Spredfast. Redniss is a social TV and second screen expert who was a 9-year TV network executive.)

The past few weeks have seen a piranha like feeding frenzy of TV focused announcements by the major social platforms. With new insights about TV fan engagement on Tumblr, YouTube buying Twitch, a Pinterest fueled reality show on FYI Network, demographic metrics included in the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, and 4 new APIs from Facebook focused on identifying and visualizing engagement around television shows, it’s clear to see that the love affair with Social TV is alive and well. But, Facebook’s ACR based app update announcement on Wednesday may be one of the biggest things to happen to the space since the pound sign morphed to the hashtag and became the cool kid in the stream.  Read more
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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

Zeebox to add automatic content recognition

Just in time for CES, the second screen startup Zeebox has announced a deal with Gracenote to bring automatic content recognition (ACR) to its apps, enabling users to automatically identify the show they’re watching. Gracenote’s Entourage audio fingerprinting product can identify TV shows and movies — both live and recorded — after listening for a few seconds. Read more

Social TV startup wywy lands funding for instant sync

A German startup named wywy ("why why") has just landed a $3 million investment to bring a TV synchronization product to market. While there are several ACR ("automatic content recognition") companies already playing in the social TV space, wywy says its technology is unique because it can synchronize devices to TV to the second, accounting for the delay a viewer experiences by watching a live broadcast...

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