Archive for 'InteractiveTV'

DTG :: News :: CES 2015 day one: top five TV innovations

Interesting to stay up to date with what’s happening in the TV industry even though I have personally been very mobile focused for the last few years.

For some time it has seemed obvious to me that games will be thing that takes TV app usage to the next level (just as they did for mobiles) and the Samsung / Sony Playstation tie up seems to be a huge move in that direction.

Only trouble is I still don’t think Samsung LED TVs are a patch on my old Panasonic plasma !

DTG :: News :: CES 2015 day one: top five TV innovations.

BBC now allowing iPlayer downloads to tablets, phones | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The Guardian reports that the BBC is now allowing free mobile iPlayer downloads, which means the latest episodes of series such as Doctor Who and Top Gear can be downloaded to tablets and mobile phones. Unlike other streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, BBC iPlayer users will be able to download episodes for offline viewing.

via BBC now allowing iPlayer downloads to tablets, phones | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Time Out, Red Bee Media to launch Zeebox rival – Media News – Digital Spy

Time Out UK is to launch a new interactive online TV guide using technology developed by Red Bee Media, integrating social media services and real-time Twitter infographics into the viewing experience.

Red Bee’s new RedDiscover application, which works similarly to the recently launched Zeebox social TV service, is to be rolled out as a branded Time Out version in the “coming weeks”. Red Bee, previously BBC Broadcast, has also created an iPad version for Dutch publishing house Veronica.

via Time Out, Red Bee Media to launch Zeebox rival – Media News – Digital Spy.

Sky apps to go social with Zeebox integration | News | TechRadar

Netflix? What Netflix? Says Sky as it announces a partnership with Zeebox that it hopes will see Sky customers getting social as they watch TV using the Sky mobile apps.

via Sky apps to go social with Zeebox integration | News | TechRadar.

informitv – Apple TV talks

Apple executives have been discussing their vision for the future of television with media executives at several large companies. The Wall Street Journal reports that Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services at Apple, has been among those involved in the recent meetings. The report will add to speculation that Apple is planning to transform the television experience.

via informitv – Apple TV talks.

DTG :: News :: Fetch TV apps introduced to Connected TVs

IP Vision has unveiled the first two FetchTV apps for connected TVs. The FetchTV app for Panasonic Smart VIERA TVs is now live while the app for Samsung’s Smart TV platform will launch during Q1 2012.

Customised versions of the FetchTV content portal for other connected TV platforms will be announced next year.

via DTG :: News :: Fetch TV apps introduced to Connected TVs.

Apple TV Software Update Adds Photo Stream, NHL Games, Wall Street Journal – Mac Rumors

Alongside today’s release of iOS 5, Apple also pushed out version 4.4 of the software for its iOS-based Apple TV set-top box. As noted by Macworld, the update brings a number of new features to Apple TV.

– AirPlay Mirroring: Now with video mirroring – wirelessly stream what’s on your iPad 2 screen to your HDTV.

– Photo Stream: View photos recently taken on your iOS device and pushed to your Photo Stream in iCloud.

– Trailers: A whole new way to browse and view hundreds of the latest theatrical trailers.

– National Hockey League: Watch live games. View highlights, scores, and more.

– Wall Street Journal Live: Watch up-to-date news, business commentary, and financial analysis from leading experts.

via Apple TV Software Update Adds Photo Stream, NHL Games, Wall Street Journal – Mac Rumors.

Get connected: Can TV spark a gaming revolution? – Gaming News – Digital Spy

There is a revolution going on. Not as momentous as the Arab Awakening spreading like wildfire across the Middle East, but certainly with the potential to change things in video games entertainment. Around 1m connected TVs – sets with internet connections that can stream a range of digital services – were sold in the UK last year, according to figures from Ofcom, and this market is widely viewed as a key growth area in home entertainment.

via Get connected: Can TV spark a gaming revolution? – Gaming News – Digital Spy.

Davies on Broadcast: Brands can’t afford to delay web-connected TV plans | News | New Media Age

When it comes to web-connected TVs there’s no such thing as slow build-up – we’re on the cusp of mass adoption and brands that are too slow to embrace the opportunities that have arisen will lose out.

Fresh research out this week from information and analysis firm IHS iSuppli has forecast that shipments of connected TVs, games consoles, and Blu-ray players are likely to top the number of shipments of PCs within as little as two years.

Collectively these connected devices will surge to 503.6m units in 2013 globally – up from 161m this year. Whereas PC shipments over the same period are forecast to amount to 253.3m – up from 222.3m this year, according to the IHS iSuppli Consumers Platform Report.

via Davies on Broadcast: Brands can’t afford to delay web-connected TV plans | News | New Media Age.

Yap.TV Brings Real-Time Chat to iOS TV Guide

Yap.tv, a social TV guide app for iOS was updated to version 3.0 on Wednesday, adding enhanced navigation, instant live chat and access to better social discovery tools.

What sets yap.TV apart from other mobile TV guide apps? It is designed to connect users with their friends and social circles. Not only can users share what they’re watching with friends and family, they can also chat with friends or with fellow show-fans within the app itself.

via Yap.TV Brings Real-Time Chat to iOS TV Guide.