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Best Practices for Building User-Friendly Connected TV Applications

Best Practices for Building User Friendly Connected TV Applications

So I started doing some research to compile what I could on making apps for the connected TV platform. I tried to find all the API guides and docs I could find as well as some basic tips on creating a good user experience for …

Weekly Online Video News Roundup – Post Birthday Blues Edition

Weekly Online Video News Roundup   Post Birthday Blues Edition

We weep for the numbers tacked onto our ages this past week. Well, I don't actually. But I know many do. At least it's National left-handed day this week so we can stick it to the righties! On the online video front, the week started …

Weekly Online Video News Round Up – August 4th 2012

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   August 4th 2012

Another week in the books and that means a whole new news round up for what's hot and who's what in online video. So without further ado, on with the show, er… article.

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi-Screen TV Series

Samsung Offering $300,000 and Distribution Deal for Multi Screen TV Series

Samsung is holding their third annual Free the TV Challenge and the theme this year is Second Screen Storytellers which means they're looking for a full package production that will couple TV viewing with additional content meant to be viewed on another screen but tie …

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

NBC Requiring Pay TV Subscriptions for Online Olympics Coverage, Erodes Olympic Values

The Olympics are the latest victim of big money, well OK, maybe not the latest. There's been big money wrapped up in Olympic Games and their coverage for years. But this year, NBC has decided that, if you want to watch online, you need to …

Brightcove Dual-Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi-Screen Future of Online Video?

Brightcove Dual Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi Screen Future of Online Video?

Two announcements from Brightcove today got me a thinking about the future. The first hooks TV up to a second screen for simultaneous, additional content display and the second allows you to publish content to that second screen. The bigger picture, no pun intended, is …

TV Still Dominant Video Consumption Platform, For Now

TV Still Dominant Video Consumption Platform, For Now

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) just released a new report looking at the devices on which consumers consume video content. Not a big surprise that TV is still the number one platform. What may be surprising are the platforms that aren't really contributing all that …

SHAZAM! Interactive Super Bowl Ads Drive Engagement

SHAZAM! Interactive Super Bowl Ads Drive Engagement

In my recent Hulu AdZone article I talked about how ads online needed to step back from the "here's the brand – now here's the call to action" format and make their ads more entertaining, like companies do during the Super Bowl. For a long …

Boxee Totally Removes PC Software From Site, Here Are Some Alternatives

Boxee Totally Removes PC Software From Site, Here Are Some Alternatives

Boxee had already announced that they were going to to stop supporting the computer application, available for PC, Mac and Linux, they had made. But they never mentioned they were going to completely remove it from their site, yet, that is exactly what they've now …

Boxee Hooks Up With Facebook To Make Live TV Social

Boxee Hooks Up With Facebook To Make Live TV Social

Boxee will give you the ability to share what you're watching straight to Facebook with a new expansion of the integration of the service into its software. Those of you with the Live TV dongle attached to your Boxee Boxes will be able to share …

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