Tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience. According to the new Connected TV App Discovery Report from NPD Connected Intelligence while watching TV, 56% of US tablet owners age 18-34 use their tablet for activities related to the TV programme they are watching or for other programming related activities.
Internet TV platform Zattoo has launched an OTT app for Google’s TV stick Chromecast across Europe.
SyncScreen has partnered with Civolution to deploy its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, SyncNow for the first ever play-along quiz app for CBBC’s Gory Games.
German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 has launched its TV app for smartphones and tablets.
Internet TV platform Zattoo has formed a commercial partnership with German mobile network operator E-Plus.
German cable operator Unitymedia Kabel BW will offer its customers in federal states North-Rhine Westphalia, Hessen and Baden-Württemberg the possibility to receive public TV channels ARD and ZDF as live-streams on mobile networks through its internet platform Horizon TV from June 11, 2014.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will launch an application for smartphones and tablets in June on which all of its free-to-air channels will be offered as live-streams.
Orange Romania has enhanced its Orange TV Go service, which can be received on smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Popcornflix, a free movie streaming media service operated by New York City-based rights dealer Screen Media Ventures, has launched in Germany and France.
Eighty per cent of TV-related chatter on the Facebook social networking site is generated from mobile devices.