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zeebox rebranded and reborn as Beamly

written by: Richard Kastelein
zeebox rebranded and reborn as Beamly
Beamly (formerly zeebox) launches today on iPhone, iPad, Android and the web with a new brand and a vibrant, exciting new app representing the state of the art of social television. Anthony Rose, CTO and co-founder said: “We’ve already seen a marked progression in the behaviors of users since gradually introducing our new social features over the past few months. The social effect of users following other users, for instance, lifts frequency by 9x to over 21 visits per user per week, and...

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Starz To Use Second Screen Voting for New Unscripted Series "The Chair"

written by: Richard Kastelein
Starz To Use Second Screen Voting for New Unscripted Series "The Chair"
Starz announced today its first original unscripted series, "The Chair," created by Chris Moore, the Executive Producer of Oscar®-winning Good Will Hunting and Emmy®-nominated "Project Greenlight." "The Chair" is a competition documentary series that follows two directors through the process of bringing their first feature to the screen and through multiplatform voting, the audience will determine which director will be awarded $250,000. The up-and-coming directors, who have unique backgrounds...

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Civolution’s Syncnow To Power Second Screen Apps Worldwide For Talpa

written by: Richard Kastelein
Civolution’s Syncnow To Power Second Screen Apps Worldwide For Talpa
Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing content, today announced that Talpa has licensed its SyncNow®Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology and can now use SyncNow in all its TV formats requiring a synchronized second screen experience and deliver it along with the format and app to its broadcaster clients.

The first deployment taking advantage of the agreement is the “What Do I Know” (“Weet ik veel”) format licensed to...

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Piksel Unveils 2Si Interactivity Integration With Ex Machina’s PlayToTV

written by: Richard Kastelein
Piksel Unveils 2Si Interactivity Integration With Ex Machina’s PlayToTV
Piksel, a provider of video monetization program and services, will preview an extended chronicle of a second shade framework, 2Si, featuring all-new interactivity facilities from partner Ex Machina, during NAB and MIPTV subsequent week.
“By integrating Ex Machina’s interactivity facilities in Piksel we are building on 2Si’s positioning as a one-stop emporium for calm owners, aggregators and distributors looking for a best-of-breed second shade experience. We’ve total a pivotal elements of...

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iPowow Partners with Red Bull Media House to Launch World's First Interactive Soccer Match

written by: Richard Kastelein
iPowow Partners with Red Bull Media House to Launch World's First Interactive Soccer Match
As one of the most followed sports worldwide, soccer has the ability to set trends and inspire new benchmarks in sport technology and experiences – such as the innovative broadcast resulting from a new partnership between iPowow, the leaders in Participation TV, and Red Bull Media House. Their live airing of the high-profile FC Bayern München vs FC Red Bull Salzburg match in January 2014 was the world’s first soccer telecast utilizing fan participation. The match aired via Red Bull Media...

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TVSMILES Closes $7 Million Series A Funding

written by: Richard Kastelein
TVSMILES Closes $7 Million Series A Funding
TVSMILES, a first loyalty program for TV advertising, has secured seven million dollars in a series-A round of financing and scooped some prestigious lead investors. The start-up is receiving the fresh money from the French fund Ventech S.A., which had already invested in TVSMILES and has now just keenly topped up. Also coming on board is the international venture fund e.ventures, who invests in high-growth start-ups in the USA, Asia and Brazil on a global level. German Startups Group,...

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Samsung Partners with Mandalay Sports Media to Create Unique Second Screen Content

written by: Richard Kastelein
Samsung Partners with Mandalay Sports Media to Create Unique Second Screen Content
Samsung has entered into a partnership with Mandalay Sports Media to create second screen content to be distributed via a variety of Samsung products. Currently in the initial phase of the partnership, Mandalay Sports Media will incorporate the “second screen storytelling experience” on new and original content that will showcase productions beginning with the script writing process while providing an interactive experience for users throughout development and production.

Available on 2012,...

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Civolution to provide watermarking technology to India's BARC

written by: Richard Kastelein
Civolution to provide watermarking technology to India's BARC
Civolution, a Netherlands-based provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content has announced that the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has contracted it to provide its watermarking technology to underpin one of the world’s largest audience measurement platforms.

The announcement comes shortly after BARC chose the TV meter system of Mediametrie, the audience measurement and survey company for television, radio, cinema and the internet. The two...

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Modern Times Group Licenses Lvis Studio And Launches ’Sochi Legends’ Sport Game On Viasat

written by: Richard Kastelein
Modern Times Group Licenses Lvis Studio And Launches ’Sochi Legends’ Sport Game On Viasat
Second-screen platform provider Monterosa today announced that MTGx, the digital accelerator division of broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) has licensed LViS Studio to power its real-time sports game 'Sochi Legends'.

LViS Studio is a cloud-based platform for broadcasters, sports producers and advertisers to create and monetize real-time, second screen games and experiences across mobile devices and social platforms, then integrate them with live TV graphics.

The Sweden-based media giant,...

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Applicaster Partners with Univision to Bring Viewers, TV Characters and Partners Closer Together

written by: Richard Kastelein
Applicaster Partners with Univision to Bring Viewers, TV Characters and Partners Closer Together
Applicaster announced today it has worked with Univision Communications, Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to enhance Univision's ability to deliver a unique and innovative cross-screen TV experience to its audiences. Applicaster’s technology, which combines powerful video delivery abilities with broadcaster-controlled companion experiences, can be integrated into any TV vertical, whether scripted series, reality shows or children programming. Additionally, it can be...

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Report: Second Screen Society - Transforming Video Consumption

written by: Richard Kastelein
Report: Second Screen Society - Transforming Video Consumption
Created by The Intersection, a research company owned by Chuck Parker and TV technology executive Renaud Fuchs, and published by the 2ndScreen Society, the report presents both the global market size and segmentation of the hundreds of consumer facing apps in the market place, the build-up of the market sizing, a deep-dive on the technology driving this space, the latest trends and case studies on the leading apps in the market. Additionally, the report will cover how consumers are using their...

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Civolution and Vetrya Power International Media Group De Agostini Editore's 2nd Screen App

written by: Richard Kastelein
Civolution and Vetrya Power International Media Group  De Agostini Editore's 2nd Screen App
Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing content, and De Agostini Editore , an Italian multinational company leader in creating content, products and services that operates in 30 countries and publishes in 13 languages, today announced the launch of Super!, an innovative 2nd screen app targeting the Italian youth market.
"We are the first in Italy to deploy a 2nd screen app with a teenage audience in mind. Given the Italian youth...

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