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An Inside Look at Social TV in Kenya

odipo-devWhile most of the social TV action takes place in the US and Europe, we have also covered how countries such as Thailand and Brazil take to the second screen. Now, we turn our attention to Kenya, where social TV activity has exploded in the past year. The majority of the country still prefers analog TV to digital TV, but whereas the US is experiencing a TV revolution in terms of on-demand options, says Odanga Madung, co-founder of Kenya-based data anlytics company Odipo dev, “we are currently undergoing what is called the “digital migration.” The government has stated that all stations move from analogue to digital signals and this is being touted to forever change the way the industry operates due to the lowered barriers of starting a TV station.”

We spoke with Madung about the digital migration taking place in Kenya and the state of social TV in the country: Read more

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An update on social TV in Portugal

driLast January when we wrote about social TV in Portugal, we spoke with Jorge Teixeira da Silva, BI Lead at DRI Global. With experience working with Radio Televisao Portugesa, Portugal’s state-run TV network, and Portugal Telecom, one of Portugal’s largest cable providers, da Silva was able to speak in depth about Portugese TV and the social challenges it faces. In December, da Silva posted a presentation to Slideshare about the emergence of new competitors in the TV industry, the need for them to grow their online presence, and the new revenue stream opportunities the second screen presents. Read more

An inside look at social TV in Portugal

A few weeks back, we wrote about Brazil’s tremendous internet population growth and its corresponding social TVgrowth. Portugal has also been enjoying steady growth, and many of its TV stations and companies have a strong presence in Brazil. Read more