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Get closer to The Voice of Holland with new App from Talpa

written by: Richard Kastelein
Get closer to The Voice of Holland with new App from Talpa
The fifth season of "The Voice of Holland" will kick off on Friday, August 29th with the introduction of a completely new app. For viewers at home, this app brings it all together... the streaming of the talents’ songs, the stories behind the songs, backstage videos and the latest news about their favorite talents. Thanks to the app, the viewer is able to get closer to "The Voice of Holland’"than ever before. In fact, the addition of the second screen gives it an entirely new dimension. "The...

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Second Screen Social TV company Screenz gets $5 million investment from Marker LLC.

written by: Richard Kastelein
Second Screen Social TV company Screenz gets $5 million investment from Marker LLC.
Tel Aviv headquartered cross-media company Screenz, today announces the procurement of $5M in funding from Marker LLC to expand research and development and accelerate the growth of its technological capabilities.

As the TV landscape changes and evolves, Screenz is answering industry needs by creating new ways to foster genuine engagement with the viewer. Marker’s investment will facilitate further development of Screenz’s groundbreaking technologies, leveraging the media acumen of their...

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zeebox relaunch to Beamly brings record traffic, monthly users triple

written by: Richard Kastelein
zeebox relaunch to Beamly  brings record traffic, monthly users triple
Social TV platform Beamly has seen its number of monthly active users triple since Q1 and the associated re-branding, accompanied by major increases in weekly visit frequency and user retention.

The free app was reborn under its new brand in April of this year – coupled with widening positioning that took it from its 2nd screen roots to become a full 24/7 content and social network for TV.

In line with the re-launch, which was accompanied by partnerships with 100+ TV and pop culture...

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SyncScreen and Civolution partner to power Gory Games Play-along App for CBBC

written by: Richard Kastelein
SyncScreen and Civolution partner to power Gory Games Play-along App for CBBC
SyncScreen, innovators in the creation and delivery of harmonised two-screen TV experiences, has partnered with Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing media content, to deploy its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, SyncNow, at the core of the company's proprietary synchronisation engine, the SyncScreen™ Framework for the first ever play-along quiz app for CBBC's (the BBC's dedicated children channel) Gory Games. "We...

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MediaCorp Selects Broadcast Solution Powerhouse, Applicaster, For Boosting TV Audience Interactions through Mobile Devices

written by: Richard Kastelein
MediaCorp Selects Broadcast Solution Powerhouse, Applicaster,  For Boosting TV Audience Interactions through Mobile Devices
MediaCorp Singapore has just released Toggle Now TV - a companion application powered by Israel's Applicaster, with new design and exciting interactive and social features. The application was successfully launched in time for one of the biggest television events in Singapore, the Star Awards 20. “MediaCorp demonstrates once again its commitment to bringing high quality TV experience to viewers, providing them with new ways to access and interact with content,” said Ben Heng, CEO,...

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zeebox Rebrand to Beamly Proving Successful

written by: Richard Kastelein
zeebox Rebrand to Beamly Proving Successful
Robert Andrews from Beet.tv writes that zeebox, one of the social TV space’s most talked-about apps has apparently succeeded in driving up its user base after recently renaming and rebranding to Beamly. Anthony Rose, CTO of Beamly, explains more on video: “Traffic is up 25% to 30% month-on-month, so it’s going very well,” says Beamly co-founder Anthony Rose, who in April rebranded Zeebox, the service he launched in 2011, to be more female-friendly and to better support on-demand viewing....

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Visiware Drives World Cup 2nd Screen TV-Mobile Viewing

written by: Richard Kastelein
Visiware Drives World Cup 2nd Screen TV-Mobile Viewing
Visiware, a leading provider of 2nd screen solutions for interactive TV experiences, today announced that its Sync2TV platform is powering the companion mobile apps for 2nd screen experiences for World Cup 2014 with some of the leading global sports TV organizations, including Televisa (Mexico), L’Equipe (France), and a leading US sports network. Visiware’s Sync2TV will enable interactive engagement for all World Cup 2014 matches on iOS devices, Android devices, and on the web. “The value of...

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Civolution Partners With Resolution Media for TV-synced Ads on Twitter

written by: Richard Kastelein
Civolution Partners With Resolution Media for TV-synced Ads on Twitter
Civolution , the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing content, and Brand Networks, the leading provider of data-driven social marketing solutions, today announced a partnership allowing brands and agencies to buy Twitter ads in complete synchronization with TV commercials. Brand Networks and Civolution worked together with Resolution Media, Omnicom Media Group's global search and social performance agency, on the upcoming launch of a summer...

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MegaFon Selects Applicaster for World Cup 2014

written by: Richard Kastelein
MegaFon Selects Applicaster for World Cup 2014
Applicaster, a cutting-edge provider of broadcast solutions for cross-screen TV experiences, was selected by MegaFon, one of Russia's leading mobile operators, to offer enhanced Sports viewing experiences on second screens for 2014 World Cup and additional sports tournaments. SMOTRI+ TV app, developed by Applicaster, was successfully launched earlier this year, with over 600,000 downloads for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and an additional 150,000 active users for the Hockey World...

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Applicaster Powers Mediaset - Revolutionizes Survivor, Introducing Real-time Visual Led Screen Votes and Social Feed

written by: Richard Kastelein
 Applicaster Powers Mediaset - Revolutionizes Survivor, Introducing Real-time Visual Led Screen Votes and Social Feed
Mediaset España launches the successful Survivor show with live visual audience votes, and primetime social feed by Applicaster. The innovative TV app-studio broadcast workflow delivers a powerful live interactive TV event, driving viewer participation and engagement with the show.

Survivor, an international popular format, follows a group of people that are put through physical and mental challenges in order to survive on a deserted island. It is broadcast by Telecinco, a channel owned by...

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iPowow Cuts Deal with Golf Channel to Allow Golf Fans to Engage in Live Programming in Real-Time

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iPowow Cuts Deal with Golf Channel to Allow Golf Fans to Engage in Live Programming in Real-Time
iPowow is teaming up with Golf Channel, the 24-hour television network devoted entirely to the game of golf, to implement iPowow’s Participation TV platform to provide a real-time second screen experience to viewers. The network plans to begin using iPowow within its Golf Central and Live From programming during THE PLAYERS Championship, May 5-11. “We are excited to be working with Golf Channel,” says iPowow’s CCO, Gavin Douglas. “They are tuned in to what their viewers are passionate about,...

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Viggle and Telescope Partner To Develop Custom Second Screen Experiences

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Viggle  and Telescope Partner To Develop Custom Second Screen Experiences
Telescope, a company that powers real-time participation experiences across entertainment, sports and advertising, has entered into an agreement with Viggle, the entertainment marketing and rewards platform that rewards entertainment fans for watching TV and listening to music. As part of their partnership, Viggle will integrate Telescope’s Connect platform, which will power Viggle’s “Viggle LIVE” real-time trivia game that complements multiple television shows per day. “Combining our...

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