Hey, Smart TV Naysayers: Samsung Apps for TV Reaches 5 Millionth Download Milestone

Samsung is out with positive news regarding their Smart TV app platform today. The company is announcing that they have surpassed 5 million app downloads globally. The service, which launched in February of 2010, had a reported 2 million downloads after 11 months. And, now, after 14 months, has surpassed 5 million downloads (150% increase [...]

Time Warner Cable Launching the Industry’s First ‘Live TV’ Enabled iPad App

On Tuesday, March 15th, Time Warner Cable customers will be able download the company's — and the industry's — first Live TV enabled iPad app. The app will require that customers be subscribed to both its TV and Internet service to access Live TV. Furthermore, the iPad app's Live TV functionality will only work within [...]

Apple Brings MLB.tv and NBA League Pass to Apple TV; Where’s the ATV App Store?

Good news for sports fans who own a second generation Apple TV. Apple has decide to roll out a pair of premium apps as part of the iOS 4.2 update (not 4.3) on Apple TV: MLB.tv and NBA League Pass. Unfortunately, users still don't have a proper ATV app store to download additional services from. [...]

EPIX Demos Future TV App at NATPE 2011

We saw Comcast and Time Warner Cable's TV apps at CES, which brings users live and on-demand programming without a set-top box via IP. Now, EPIX is demonstrating their TV app at NATPE that will bring all the functionality of EpixHD.com to users Connected TVs. The TV app, according to EPIX's chief digital officer, provides [...]

MTV Music Meter TV App Destined for Samsung’s Smart TVs

I was just saying the other day that MTV is one of the leaders in Social TV engagement. Now, the company plans to create a TV app for Samsung's Smart TVs that will showcase the top 100 artists beginning talked about across the Web and provide users with related artist audio, video, photos, tweets, news, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]