Streaming company Watchitoo (which powered the Social TV Summit stream) has launched a device to make it easier for producers to bring multiple live web streams straight to TV. "The Watchitoo Channel Encoder 1000 is a server/hardware combination that can turn a web video stream into an HDTV-quality product by treating it like an in-studio camera feed," the company explains.
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After MTV President Stephen Friedman hinted at how excited he was for Teen Wolf's new social TV activation, we knew this project would be a big one for the network. The network announced "The Hunt," a Facebook-infused scripted social storyline for the second season of their hit scripted show, and we quickly uncovered that SocialSamba was powering it.
If you thought MTV was going to stop at the announcement of their new Teen Wolf social TV campaign, you were wrong. In Orlando at Mashable's second annual #MashCon, Executive Vice President of Digital Media for MTV Networks Music and Logo Group Dermot McCormack just announced that the 3rd OMAs (Online Music Awards) will be coming back this summer for a 24-hour live streamed bus tour through the Mississippi Delta where 24 awards will be given....
MTV is planning to launch an ambitious election game that incorporates real-life actions by candidates and players alike, merging journalism fact-checking with social media. "Fantasy Election 12" -- which has yet to launch -- features an incredible list of partners, ranging from Politifact and RealClearPolitics to GetGlue and Foursquare. And the Knight Foundation is funding a chunk of the project.
MTV has launched a new social TV app in Europe that targets the "always on" generation with hundreds of hours MTV content. But besides your standard video mobile experience, the Under the Thumb app has two unique co-viewing features. The first is a remote control that allows users to play full-screen MTV video via a web browser on their computers, tablets and connected TV sets.
MTV's second O Music Awards kicked off on Sunday night with an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for longest Dance Marathon, raising money for a bunch of LGBT organizations (live stream below). Award categories include "Beyond The Blog Award," "Best Fan Cover," and "Most Addictive Social Music Service," which Spotify has not surprisingly won.