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 [...]

Twitter’s Real-time Activity Spills Over to Live TV Engagement

RWW has a great post on "What Glee Means for Twitter & Television." As many of you already know, more and more people are watching TV with their smartphone, tablet, or notebook by their side, updating friends on their viewing activity through various social networks. As such, one can easily follow a status update, fan [...]

Samsung’s Smart TVs Serve Up 2 Million App Downloads Globally in January 2011

It appears Samsung is on a tear with its TV app market. The company is announcing that they've hit 2 million downloads this month, doubling what they did at the end of November 2010. Congrats! Like the movie Field of Dreams, I guess if you build it they will come. We've had discussions on "What Is [...]

Rovi Launches What’s On TV iPad App, Sprinkles in Social TV Functionality

Like the Xfinity iPad app from Comcast, but not a subscriber? Well, Rovi earlier this month launched a free iPad app called What's On TV that provides users a swipe-friendly program guide (compatible with most services), search, in-depth program/cast details, program recommendations, and social functionality that taps Twitter for related tweets and check-ins. Overall the [...]

Foursquare Dips Its Toes in Social TV

Location check-in service, Foursquare, today is proudly announcing its partnership with Bravo to highlight members' names, faces, and locations who check-in during Andy Cohen’s Live New Year’s Eve Special live on TV. Foursquare writes on its blog: "Bravo is super psyched to give our users the chance to get their face on TV. It’s the [...]

Clicker Unveils Clicker Predict and Leverages Facebook for Video Recommendations

Clicker has just taken the wraps off a new recommendation engine they call Clicker Predict. The algorithm checks 50 user behavior signals to determines which undiscovered content to present to you. In addition, Clicker has tapped Facebook to help it find even more recommendations by sifting through public data posted by yourself and your friends. [...]

ABC’s My Generation iPad App First to Use Nielsen’s Media-Sync Technology

There's been a ton players in the Social TV space as of late — each with their own apps and spin on how things should work. Now, ABC has jumped in with an iPad app for their My Generation TV show, powered by Nielsen's new Media-Sync technology, which "listens in" when you begin watching an [...]

Is Interest in Social TV Apps Age and Platform Relevant?

Our friends at App Market TV have posted an op/ed about the generational disconnect around Social TV — noting that the main push currently by TV manufactures at IBC 2010 is 3D TV. However, they point to the fact that 76% of 18 to 24-year-olds like to surf the 'net and check in on their [...]