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Forwerd Media’s Alert Me TV seeks to be the leader of TV show discovery and mobile alerts

unnamedJust released on iPhone and Android, Forwerd Media’s Alert Me TV is attempting to be the best TV show discovery and mobile alerts app.  To ease the process of enabling users to discover new shows and keep track of their favorite ones, one simply has to click the “add” button, and the app sends a push alert on the day a new episode comes out. 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.

Why First Lady Michelle Obama shouldn’t have watched season three of Downton Abbey before it aired in the U.S.

Earlier this fall, we wrote about a huge problem facing the industry that social TV is bringing to light. In “Have you already watched Downton Abby Season three?“, we discussed how delaying launches of seasons is too hard on fans who can too easily see spoilers on every major social platform (Downton season three already aired in the U.K. but won’t premiere in the U.S. until next month). In November, The Sun revealed that First Lady Michelle Obama asked ITV for the new season and got it. Even Stephen Colbert poked fun at this the other week when the cast was in town promoting the show. Why isn’t the TV industry upset at the First Lady’s impatience? Why is she allowed to watch but not the rest of country? Here’s why the First Lady did the wrong thing by requesting the third season early. Read more

Have you already watched Downton Abbey season three?

One of the most popular dramas on TV right now is Downton Abbey, the British show that has reinvigorated the possibilities of a period piece. We’ve covered the success this show has had both in the U.S. airing on PBS and across 100 countries where the show has been purchased to air. The third season of the show, taking place post World War I in the roaring 20s, just aired its sixth episode in the UK this Sunday. How can viewers in the U.S. and outside of the UK expect to wait to watch the new season? For over a decade TV fans around the world have been accessing their favorite TV content as they choose. Now, with a global social web it’s no longer acceptable to let the current business models destroy TV for fans. Here are the problems facing the global TV market. Read more

How social media helped make 'Downton Abbey' a hit PBS show

If you haven't watched Downton Abbey yet, go to Netflix to catch up on season one followed by PBS.com to catch season two. The season finale will air this Sunday. The award-winning British drama created by Julian Fellowes begins the morning the world found out the Titanic sank and centers on the Crawley family and their servants and workers that make up the Downton Abbey estate. The ensemble cast is superb -- each actor is so uniquely different and complex that you can't help love everything about the show...

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