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SideReel app lets fans watch and track their favorite shows on iOS devices

81c39a76-7a7f-4750-90f7-6d4458999644Before Hulu and the ability to stream Netflix there was All Media Network’s SideReel. SideReel aggregates links from other websites that host or embed full episodes of TV shows. Yesterday, SideReel iOS was released and the free app lets fans find, track and watch their favorite TV series on iOS devices.

SideReel’s tracker allows fans to mark off episodes of shows that they’ve watched and receive alerts when new episodes of favorite shows are airing on TV. The tracker also features a discovery element, as the deep content library of more than 27,000 shows and 100,000 episodes that SideReel has amassed over the years is easily sortable by genre and user ratings.

“Everyone loves TV. From superfans to casual watchers, everyone has a favorite show they love to watch,” said Laura Murphy, President of All Media Network. “With the huge volume of content across multiple online platforms, it’s hard for busy consumers to discover new shows and keep track of their favorites. SideReel makes it easy for viewers to find and track their TV favorites and points them in the right direction for where to watch.” Read more

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Infographic: Slingbox users are watching live sports on the go

sling-media-logo-courtesy-sling-media-inc1In November, we published an infographic from Slingbox detailing how its users Sling. Now, Sling Media has begun publishing a weekly list on the Slingbox blog of the top 10 sporting events and top 10 TV shows being accessed by Slingbox owners and those who use devices and services like Dish’s Hopper, which utilizes built-in Sling technology.

The first infographic is below, and not surprisingly, it shows that people love using it to watch sports. In a recent episode of Bill Simmons’ popular podcast ‘The B.S. Report,’ Simmons rehashes a story about a dilemma he faced: watching his beloved New England Patriots take on the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game or attend his daughter’s soccer game. His solution? Watching the game on the Slingbox app while at his daughter’s soccer game. Problem solved.

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USA Network announces TV Everywhere as streamed TV becomes the norm

USA Network isn’t only unifying their screens but they’re widening the platforms in which you can watch they’re linear programs. Today, the network announced the launch of TV Everywhere, which will be available on their website and via a new app called “USA Now.” Here are the details. Read more

Are the cable TV walls about to crumble?

In recent days media has been consumed by one Edward Snowden who revealed a Skynet-type infrastructure called Prism that the government is running. At the same time it appears as if traditional cable TV business is gearing up for a Game of Thrones-style war with many “kingdoms” that include Intel, Aereo, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and more. Are the cable TV walls about to crumble? Read more

Synacor adds social login capabilities to TV Everywhere authentication

We originally wrote about Synacor before the company had gone public. Their technology is the glue that has allowed cable companies to provide TV content on the web, across multiple devices. During the Olympics, Synacor's authentication technology allowed viewers to access the live stream on the NBC Sports iPad app. Our readers smartly acknowledged in the comments how the company was "taking the stage" by making the second screen Olympics possible. Now the Buffalo-based company (SYNC on NASDAQ) is adding social...

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Meet the team that created HBO GO

HBO is known for their massive library of addicting original TV content. In February 2010 the premium cable network launched HBO GO, a TV Everywhere platform that allows you to watch their content on multiple devices as long as you have a login. The platform has grown so popular that a movement was started by Jake Caputo to "take my money HBO" for a standalone version of Go that isn't tied down to an MSO subscription. In late May we went to uncover the developers and creative minds who built this platform that has changed the way HBO content is consumed. Meet the team that built Go with the smart executives at HBO who green lit this project.

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