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zeebox today announces that its award-winning app is now available to download from BlackBerry App World™. UK TV viewers will now be able to get all the TV buzz, extra content and interactivity directly from their BlackBerry® smartphone.
zeebox's cloud-based app synchronizes the user's mobile device with whatever they are watching on TV; it recognizes the context of what viewers are watching and enhances it with relevant content and experiences from the Web. The app gives consumers an effortless way to discover, interact and socialize across a range of programs while watching their favorite television programs.
The brainchild of former EMI executive Ernesto Schmitt and BBC iPlayer CTO Anthony Rose, zeebox has led global innovation in the market of TV companion apps since launching in the UK in 2011. zeebox uniquely enables consumers to discover what's hot on TV right now – among their friends, top celebrities, or the Twitterverse. Zeeboxers can follow their favourite stars' TV viewing, get access to exclusive content related to top shows and even buy the products they see on screen.
Zeebox is backed by BSkyB, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Viacom and its app is currently taking the market by storm in the U.K., U.S., Australia and the Republic of Ireland.
Zeebox for BlackBerry® smartphones is now available to UK customers using a device running BlackBerry 6 OS or higher and can be downloaded directly from BlackBerry App World: (http://appworld.blackberry.
- A comprehensive TV guide across all major TV channels - Integration with Facebook and Twitter to enable social discovery of TV content, and engagement with friends and celebrities around live TV - In-depth information about shows, talent, topic and products mentioned on TV – fully synchronized with the broadcast - E-commerce links to relevant digital and physical products related to shows and the content of shows, with direct links to VOD content to come in future
To use zeebox online or get the app for your device, simply go to http://zeebox.com.