Social TV and Radio
Flingo is a Smart TV apps publishing company, co-founded in 2008 by early employees of BitTorrent (company) , including Flingo’s current CEO, Ashwin Navin , [ 1 ] with a portfolio of applications and platform technologies embedded in the central processing unit (CPU) of Smart TVs. [ 2 ] Its SyncApps platform enables interactive television and social television with one-click sharing on social networks like Facebook and Twitter . [ 3 ]
We uncovered Flingo back in November of last year, a company cofounded by Bit-Torrent cofounder Ashwin Navin. Back then the company was focused on building connected TV apps for a wide range of television and entertainment clients.
Twitter's UK general manager Tony Wang, speaking at MIPCube. Photo: Stuart Dredge
Power shift: Deb Roy, CEO of Bluefin Labs, says social media have changed the relationship between media consumers and producers.
Relying on relationships to rebuild TV audiences.
Groovy Jpn Social TV free app, see @tune_TV and think GetGlue, recently launched on iOS and ‘droid: http://bit.ly/zfrdGr
We received more information about yet more funding activity following our latest blog about Social TV funding ( Social TV: Who’s Funding Who? ).
Momentum is building in the Social TV space; several startups have raised rounds from corporate investors, VCs and angels.
Social TV is undoubtedly a hot topic in the media world, with every TV executive becoming more and more enamored with the thought of any potential ratings boost from viewers who tweet, Facebook chat, dutifully watch with their iPads on their laps or simply text about their favorite shows.
What are you doing on May 9?
On Wednesday, May 9 in New York City, Ad Age is hosting the inaugural Social Engagement/Social TV (SE/STV) Conference.
Today we’ve launched our guide to social media for people with a disability. The SociABILITY report is designed to help ensure that the one in five Australians who have a disability are not left on the wrong side of the digital divide. Funded by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network grants scheme, the report explains the current state of social media accessibility and guides users through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Skype and blogging.
Over a decade ago, Lost Remote was the first blog to cover the National Association of Broadcasters convention — a huge showcase of television technology in Las Vegas — about how the internet was changing the business. This year, we returned to NAB to see how social TV is impacting production, from tech to workflow.
Last night’s NBCU NewFront felt like Willy Wonka had built a social TV factory . While Occupy protests took over downtown, an intimate crowd packed into Skylight West on 36th Street and 10th Ave to enjoy NBCU’s first ever Digital NewFront. The first part of the night was a fun presentation hosted by NBCU talent and execs followed by a carnival of social TV (that included creating a video of yourself within The Voice or a Weather Channel broadcast) and interactive digital displays of the media company’s sixty different digital offerings.