YuMe Expands Ad Alliance with Smart TV Makers

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Video adtech company YuMe was the first to integrate advertising directly to smart TV’s in a major way with its activation with LG and Toyota some five years ago. Today, its alliance with top manufacturers has expanded – as has its collaboration with set-top box companies, says Michael Hudes, EVP in this […]

 

New CEO Wants Shazam To Be Destination, Not Utility

CANNES – After branching out from identifying music to enabling TV ad interaction, now mobile app Shazam wants to start aggregating its wealth of user data to encourage greater user engagement. “Expect to see us do more and more around content and engagement, and becoming a more of a destination app around music instead of […]

 

zeebox’s Next Step: Social TV For Time Shifters

LONDON – TV engagement app zeebox is developing new features that will let Pacific-time and VOD viewers revel in the same social experience as live audiences. “We’re going to try to replay the entire experienced synchronised to the catchup,” co-founder Anthony Rose told Beet.TV in this interview. “You recorded Downton Abbey; we’ll bring you the […]

 

“ACR Will Change the World,” American Express’ Paskalis

Audio Content Recognition (ACR) software*,  which synchronizes TV watching with a tablet or mobile device, will “change the world,” says Lou Paskalis,Vice President, Global Media, Content Development and Mobile Marketing at American Express, in this wide-ranging interview with Beet.TV He explains that ACR will provide  brands with a full “sixty minutes” to market to an […]