We recently wrote about Turner’s 2014 Media Camp, an incubator for social TV and media innovation. One of the selected startups was Watchup, which aims to “reinvent news watching for the mobile video age.” The app, which bills itself as the “fastest way to watch the news” is already making a splash with a recent launch. The app recently debuted on iPhone after already having an iPad app. “With a single account, both iOS and Android users can now enjoy over 200 international and US channels in one personalized newscast,” said Watchup CEO Adriano Farano, a former journalism fellow at Stanford in their release. “Multiple reports allude to a much bigger iPhone 6. If they are true we believe this will improve the mobile video watching experience; news videos are no exception.” The company is already planning for a social TV and video environment for the future and are ready to curate news video like never before. Read more
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We’ve been covering Turner’s Media Camp since its inception back in 2012. The incubator is extremely unique in its huge investment in social TV. Social TV startups including SocialSamba have come out of this accelerator program based in San Francisco. Today, Media Camp is announcing their new class of startups that hope to disrupt the media world. In a social TV ecosystem that currently seems to be thin on startup innovation it’s great to see that entrepreneurs aren’t giving up at trying to improve TV. Read more
“Arktan’s success continues not just a trend of networks embracing white label solutions for social TV needs, but for the “Connect”-type social TV curators and destinations that we’ve seen networks launch and bring to real life.” We wrote this about Arktan a year and a half ago, after the California-based company partnered with Turner around SocialStreams. Read more
March Madness is now underway, and if you’re following @MarchMadness on Twitter, you’ll discover a steady stream of “real time highlights” from games as they air. Expand one of these tweets, and you’ll see an embedded video player — displayed as a “Twitter card” — that automatically plays a quick pre-roll ad followed by a short highlight from the game. How real-time? As quickly as 20 seconds after it airs.
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