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CBS Launches Digital News Network CBSN

CBSNAfter announcing a subscription based streaming service last month, CBS  launched an all-digital streaming news network Thursday. So now you can watch live, anchored news whenever you want, for free.

Here are the features of CBSN from the official statement:

  • Live, anchored coverage from 9:00 AM – midnight ET every weekday;
  • Simulcasts of CBS News special reports for breaking news;
  • Additional content from a range of CBS sources including CBS News, CBS affiliate stations, CNET, CBSSports.com, Entertainment Tonight and more. 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.

FremantleMedia and Applicaster Release App for ‘Master Athletes’

masterathletes.jpgToday, FremantleMedia and Applicaster announced a partnership to create a companion app to “Master Athletes,” a reality format that’s been popular in Sweden and is being introduced at MIPCOM in Cannes next week.

The show is intense. From the release:

24 ultra-fit members of the public who prepare themselves for a grueling 10-week challenge. They live, eat, sleep and train together in the Master Athletes Village where relationships develop, alliances are formed and the intense battle begins.

Luckily, viewers won’t have to be “ultra” anything to play along with the contestants. Using the app, they can see instant replays, watch extra video content, and play trivia with friends and other app users. Fans can also interact directly with their favorite contestant through the app.

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Armchair Quarterbacks, This App’s For You

Spit App Logo 304x200Today, just in time for NFL Thursdays, i.TV launched a new televised sports app, Spit. It’s a game for the game and doesn’t take umpteen hours to set up like a fantasy league.

Users download the app, invite friends, and then answer questions throughout the broadcast like, “will the next play be a run or a pass or an intercept?” The questions run on a ten second timer and there’s a leader board for your crew and for the entire Spit audience. Founder and i.Tv CEO Brad Pelo says:

What we discovered is that fans of sports tend to be a little bit more engaged around second screening, but there’s a great opportunity to get them to competitively engage. We built a feature last year for Nintendo, for their second screen experience and we watched , specifically for sports, the metrics just skyrocket. It became the second most used feature on the platform.

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Streaming NY Fashion Week

mbfw2015New York Fashion Week is in full swing until September 11th and like all things fashionable,  it’s also pretty exclusive. But the way #NYFW14 is trending on social media, it’s a shame it’s not broadcast on primetime television. It’s not exactly captivating television for the layman, but the audience is dedicated.

Luckily, they don’t have to be in New York or in Prabal Gurung to get a front row fix thanks to second screen options for streaming the shows.

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#LaborLive: Animal Planet Streaming Births For Holiday Weekend

laborOh, America, where we can turn a celebration of our workforce into an excuse to live-stream animals in labor. Get it?

Through Labor Day, Animal Planet is live-streaming animal births on the Animal Planet L!ve website. It’s called the (caution: you could be clicking into some graphic lamb-birth) Labor Live Cam‘ direct from the Nebraska State Fair — we’re talking cows, pigs, chickens, maybe even a goat or two. On the site, you can also catch edited highlights, videos of the little things taking their first steps, and interviews with the vets. There’s a little scorecard in the corner where they keep a tally of how many species have arrived since Aug. 22, when the #LaborLive cam started tracking the action. While you do get to watch births, a lot of time it’s just a cow milling about. Read more

BroadcastAsia: MediaCorp announces new ‘Toggle Now TV’ developed by Applicaster

HomePage-Mediacorp-Applicaster-BroadcastAsia is underway in Singapore and Lost Remote is here covering all of the social TV news. MediaCorp has just revealed a new version of their companion app called “Toggle Now TV,” which was developed by Applicaster who will be presented today at BroadcastAsia and will be on a panel I’m moderating tomorrow. MediaCorp “is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.” Here are the details of the new app. Read more

Inside look at FIFA’s World Cup app

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 11.45.54 AMThe World Cup is underway in what’s shaping up to be one of the summer’s biggest TV events. A few days before the tournament took off FIFA released a free downloadable app to compliment the viewing experience. “The official FIFA World Cup™ app has launched with exclusive coverage from Brazil 2014, meaning fans can take the world’s biggest event with them wherever they go,” according to the release. Here are the details.  Read more

Chatterbox: an inside look at social TV in Thailand

appicon-76@2xIn the U.S. many of the second screen apps that had hoped to thrive as compliments to the viewing experience are now gone. In Thailand however (which has a population of about 66 million), the second screen has actually matured a bit differently because of a TV economy and consumer base that watches differently. We recently connected with Thailand-based Chatterbox, an app that has features similar to tvtag, Beam.ly and Viggle. In Thailand and India (where the app is also available) they “have roughly 200k downloads on both iOS and Android” according to the company who were born out of Startup Weekend 2011 in Bangkok.   Read more

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

Guided by second screen trends, REVOLT.tv rolls out interactive music site designed by Huge

unnamedIncreasingly, social TV and music are mingling. Last week, we wrote about Bravo’s partnership this season with Spotify, and on Tuesday, the music network REVOLT debuted the redesigned www.revolt.tv. The site provides a cross-platform music experience that combines social media with linear TV initiatives and digital news. Amazingly, the site was “designed and coded in just under eight weeks,” by Brooklyn-based digital agency Huge (who will be on a panel at Lost Remote’s LA event taking place on 12/13).  Read more

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