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Posts Tagged ‘second screens’

NextGuide adds new social features, including a personal watchlist

Dijit’s NextGuide continues to grow and expand (you can download for iPad here). Last month they introduced Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video and now they’re launching a bunch of new social features to grow the second screen platform. Here are details on the new tools that went live today. Read more

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site ( by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

Zeebox launches in the US with Comcast, NBCU, HBO and Cinemax

The long wait is finally over. Zeebox has officially launched in the US. One of the most highly anticipated social TV announcements of the year is finally here and it's as glamorous and colorful as we predicted. Less than a year since the platform has launched in the UK, Zeebox is now in the US for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and the Web. They're launch partners include Comcast, NBCU, HBO and Cinemax. Here are the details of one of the biggest social TV launches in history.

Read more launches comedy partnership with WitStream for Emmys

There's often a missing piece from second screen apps - good content. When an exciting social TV app launches it's often easy to see the lack of conversation happening or conversations from random streams of tweets that are pulled into the app's ecosystem. As the second screen space heats up more than ever before it's even more important to provide a reason for users to stay hooked in, beyond just seeing lots of people commenting on how much they like or dislike a TV show they're watching. In time for the Emmys, has launched a partnership with WitStream, a social comedy platform, to provide extra compelling content for their red carpet coverage on their website only (for the time being).

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The 10 most popular Olympics live streams so far

With the Olympics halfway over, NBC has begun to release the success of their digital properties, which includes live streaming of all the games on their iPad apps. The web changed completely between 2008 and 2012, enabling a more social Olympics who's coverage can be found way beyond the TV screen. Here are details on the NBC Olympics digital success.

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How the world is using social media around the Olympics

Let's not forget the Olympics are a global TV event and that NBC's innovations and sometimes frustrating decisions are only one part of the 204 nation event. After just a few days, it's already clear how drastically social has affected the Olympics. With the games underway and the world tuned in, we looked into some of the other countries' efforts to bring the games to social and the second screen. Here's what we found.

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'GetGlue HD' will be revealed at Social TV Summit

The Social TV Summit is upon us. If you're unfamiliar with this top-exec affair that's become a platform for the social TV industry, read our recaps here and here. The Summit returns to Los Angeles and will host it's first ever awards. Emmy-Award winning and Twitter, Pinterest and Foursquare early investor Greg Yaitanes will keynote the summit but it looks like the big news will be coming via Alex Iskold's presentation on GetGlue.

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