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Showtime Anytime Launches on Roku

Showtime AnytimeShowtime just renewed hit shows  “House of Lies” and “Shameless” for fourth and fifth seasons, and announced today that Showtime Anytime, the network’s second-screen on-demand app, is now available on streaming device Roku.

Showtime subscribers can now stream the network’s shows, movies, comedy specials, documentaries, and sports specials on their Roku player, which connects to home networks wirelessly, taking content from the Internet and connecting it to TV’s.

Roku side CEO Anthony Wood says the company sold 8 million players last year.

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7 predictions for social TV in 2014


Many of our social TV predictions for 2013 came true. From Amazon’s growth as an original TV content provider, to Netflix’s impact on social TV it was a big year for TV everywhere and the seamless integration of social into the traditional television industry that we’ve known for decades. As 2014 is only hours away here are our predictions for a year that we know will continue uproot and improve TV. Read more

Who drives the social TV conversation around ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Walking Dead’?

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 4.03.44 PMWe’re excited to present the first post in a new series Lost Remote is launching exclusively with Topsy to bring you deeper insights into social TV’s biggest night of the week. Topsy, a leader in social analytics that analyzes “billions of conversations in real-time” will be providing us with insights into the movers and shakers on social for some of Sunday night TV’s biggest shows. For this week, we’re taking a dive into Sunday night (November 11th) highly watched episodes of Homeland and The Walking Dead (be careful for spoilers). Read more

New York Times and Showtime partner for second screen ad experience for Ray Donovan

Showtime’s hyped new Liev Schreiber (somewhat of a Jerry McGuire meets Tony Soprano) drama will partner with the New York Times for an extremely interesting second screen ad experience on The New York Times iPad app. The media company just revealed the details on how they’ll be leveraging their large second screen audience for this premiere.

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Does your friend act like Frank Gallagher? Give them a Shameless Award

Showtime’s honoring fans in a new and hilarious way. The Shameless Awardsa digital activation to coincide with this year’s season of Showtime’s dramedy, enables fans to celebrate their friends’ shameless behavior. Each a week, a new person is awarded $500 for highlighting such behavior.  Read more

Love ‘Homeland’? Make sure you follow @SergeantBrody

Want to understand one of the most important phenomenons of social TV? Start following some fake social TV accounts on Twitter. As Showtime’s “Homeland” continues to thrive as the number one drama on traditional TV, a new star has emerged on social TV. If you’re a Homeland fan, here’s the number one (fake) Twitter account you must be following.  Read more

Exclusive: Arktan partners with Turner around SocialStreams

The Menlo Park, California-based Arktan is announcing a new partnership with Turner around its flagship product, SocialStreams that the company has executed for USA Networks, X-Factor, Showtime, WWE, ABC and more. CEO Rahul Aggarwal is speaking at the Social TV Summit on a panel right now (here's our live stream).

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An inside look at Showtime's social TV strategy

On Sunday night the final season of Weeds premiered, a centerpiece of premium cable that helped define Showtime's footprint across TV. Season two of Episodes -- the hilarious Matt LeBlanc plays "himself" -- also took off to fans' delight. Borgias, The Big C and Shameless have all added to the Showtime's arsenal, already riding high with Dexter and Homeland. We spoke to newly appointed Vice President of Digital Services, Brian Swarth about Showtime's social TV strategy.

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CES 2012: Showtime Anytime iPad app is finally here

After a long wait since the original announcement, Showtime Anytime, the network's second-screen on-demand app has arrived (for iPad). Showtime now boasts a catalog of impressive shows ranging from Dexter to Homeland to the recently-premiered Shameless, Californication and the brand new House of Lies. The free iPad app features more than 400 hours of original shows and movies.

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Miso announces $4 million investment from Khosla Ventures

Social TV startup Miso has been having a great fall. They've secured partnerships with two MSOs (DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse) and now they've added another $4 million in funding from Khosla Ventures to their original $2 million, which, Google Ventures and Hearst Interactive Media participated in. At the recent Social TV Summit, founder Somrat Niyogi continued to remind everyone that Miso is now more than just a check-in. For Showtime's Dexter (their first launch partner last month) they synchronized, "interesting tidbits, facts, quotes, and more," almost like an opt-in pop-up video for the show...

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