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Two second screen apps to complement March Madness viewing

MarchMadness2011Logo2March Madness is officially upon us.

If you missed the opportunity to fill out the Quicken Loans and Warren Buffet-insured ‘Billion $ Bracket Challenge,’ you will still find it difficult to avoid bracket talk this week.

As we wrote about on Tuesday, there is little need to go outside of the NCAA/CBS Sports/Turner triumvirate to get your tournament fix. Most games will be presented on linear TV across the spectrum of CBS and Turner networks, but every game will also be available to stream via the increasingly impressive March Madness Live.

Still, while access to games will be easier than ever, there are two complementary second screen experiences worth considering: Read more

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The four must-download apps for this year’s NCAA March Madness

On Lost Remote, we have continued to document the way that sports dominates the social TV space. Whereas more and more people watch scripted television on their own time, there is still no good alternative for live sporting events. This results in highly concentrated and powerful social activity. By definition, sports is a social activity, and it is no surprise that a recent KT Tape report shows that 83% of sports fans check social media during games. The second screen’s role in sports becomes obvious. Read more

5 apps making sports on TV more social

Social sports are in the air. The NBA playoffs just ended with a big social bang. The MLB is about to kick off the most social All Star Game ever. NBC is preparing for a social TV infused Olympics. Wimbledon is being shared across the social web and Euro 2012 was second on the social TV charts next to the BET Awards. Not surprisingly there are some brand new sports apps that are vying to make the viewing experience more social.

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