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Sony Pictures Television, Miramax license content to SVOD service Telly
Mar 18 2014 9:00 AM

Subscription video on demand service Telly is launching a new premium service called Telly Plus for emerging markets, and has signed international distribution agreements with both Sony Pictures Television and Miramax to provide content for the service.

Online Video Advertising, Social TV
Hispanics outpace non-Hispanics in use of social, mobile for local shopping
Mar 07 2014 8:00 AM

Nearly half (49%) of U.S. Hispanic consumers use mobile devices for local shopping, compared to just 32% of non-Hispanics, a new study says.

Online Video, Social TV
NBC hopes to catch young news viewers with investment in NowThis News
Jan 13 2014 8:00 AM

As a newspaper executive in my earlier years, I remember circulation execs explaining away concerns about decaying young subscriber numbers with “when they grow up, get married, have kids and buy a home they’ll subscribe to the newspaper.”

We all know how that's worked out.

Social TV, Search and Recommendation, Interviews
Dijit CEO Says New Technology Can't Disrupt TV - VIDEO
Aug 23 2013 9:00 AM
This is the second part of my interview with Jeremy Toeman, CEO of Dijit and maker of social TV discovery app NextGuide. You can watch part one of our video interview here.
 
In the above video, Jeremy looks at the future of the second screen, and it isn't all sunshine an rainbows. 
 
Online Video, Social TV, Search and Recommendation, Interviews
Dijit CEO Jeremy Toeman on NextGuide, Social TV
Aug 22 2013 9:00 AM
I recently sat down with Jeremy Toeman, CEO of Dijit Media to talk about NextGuide, the second screen, and social TV.
 
NextGuide is a free, hyper-personalized guide for live TV and streaming video that offers personalized content recommendation and content discovery -- basically a cool way to find cool TV shows that you'll want to watch.
 
Social TV
Maria Quiban at Maker Studios: Redefining Audience Development
Nov 09 2012 8:00 AM

Best. Intro. Ever.

One of my favorite parts about my job is that I get to meet and talk with interesting people from all parts of the film and television value chain: writers, producers, distributors, technology wonks, agencies and advertisers -- even the talent.

Social TV
Social TV Smackdown: Competition Between GetGlue and Twitter Heat Up
Nov 06 2012 8:00 AM

When social TV infographics get released after a major TV spectacle (award shows, sporting events, elections), the focus is often on the number of comments on Twitter, and to a lesser degree Facebook.

Online Video, Social TV
There's Always Money in the Social Television
Oct 22 2012 9:00 AM

To paraphrase Arrested Development, "There's always money in the social television."

Social TV will boom to a $256.44 billion market by 2017, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. That represents a 11.2 percent year-over-year growth rate from 2012's anticipated $151.14 billion in revenue. According to the report:

Online Video, Social TV
Weekly Rewind: Twitter Looks to the Second Screen
Oct 19 2012 9:00 AM
What's the future of Twitter? The second screen, according to CEO Dick Costolo.
 
Online Video, Broadband, Social TV
Developing Countries Welcome New Web TV Features
Sep 20 2012 9:00 AM

Turns out viewers in developing countries -- not developed ones -- are using more features of connected and social TVs.

Online Video, Social TV, Mobile
Second Screen Viewers Want to Interact with Friends, Not Programs
Sep 12 2012 9:00 AM

A report by Deloitte examined the second-screen habits of U.K. viewers and found that most people don't want to interact with TV programs. Instead, they preferred to chat with other viewers using email and social networks. 

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