Miso Social TV + DIRECTV = Awesome

Looks like Miso gained some integration love from DIRECTV for their social TV app. According to Miso, their iPhone app is now able to synchronize with TV content shown through a DIRECTV box, thus enabling "real-time social features that change based on what you’re watching." It's kind of like IntoNow, but with tighter integration with [...]

Survey Finds Only 25% Are Interested in Friends’ TV Viewing Behavior via Social Networks

We've got an interesting follow up to our Social TV discussion yesterday. SideReel, a TV watcher community with 10 million monthly unique visitors, has just released the results of their online survey [PR] (sample size: 1,800+). In a nutshell, SideReel found that "Social Media is important, but only for 25 percent of online TV watchers." And [...]

Miso Targets Shopping Networks for Badges and Special Discounts

I've been following Social TV development with great interesting, so it's fun to see new ways these services are bringing interactivity to passive TV watching. As of today, Miso users can check-in at QVC and earn points and receive a Q Shopper badge, as well as be privy to special daily discounts (I know foursquare [...]

The Emergence of Social TV via ‘Check-in’ – The Good and Bad

No one is quite sure what the next step for TV and the Internet is going to be. Some, like Google, think it will be by bringing the Web through the actual TV, while others like GetGlue, HotPotato, Kickfour, Tunerfish, Miso and Philo, believe we'll use our 'net-connected portable devices to interact with friends while watching [...]