Zeebox Users Up After Beamly Rebrand

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the social TV space’s most talked-about apps has apparently succeeded in driving up its user base after recently renaming and rebranding. “Traffic is up 25% to 30% month-on-month, so it’s going very well,” says Beamly co-founder Anthony Rose, who in April rebranded Zeebox, the service he launched in 2011, to […]


Twitter Acquires Social TV Tracking Service Trendrr

Twitter acquired social TV tracking service Trendrr for an undisclosed amount. The deal brings Trendrr’s analytics in house and follows on the heels of Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs earlier this year, also a social TV tracking service. Trendrr analyzes real-time conversations about TV shows. Real-time chatter about TV shows has been growing rapidly in the […]


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 […]


KIT Digital’s Social Program Guide Pairs Functionality and Social Media

LAS VEGAS – KIT digital, a leading video software and services company, debuted 2Si, a suite of products for second screen, at NAB 2013. Beet.TV spoke with Alan Wolk, global lead analyst for KIT digital, in this video interview about the new app. At NAB, KIT digital showcased their social program guide which developed from […]


Dispatch from Cannes: France’s Biggest Broadcaster: Half of Views Now via Digital

CANNES, France – Television has been “reinvented” with fast consumption of video via IPTV, mobile and tablets, says Laurent Frisch, VP of digital at FranceTV, the nation’s largest broadcaster, in this interview with Beet.TV  He says that fully half of the broadcaster’s views are delivered via digital devices. In this wide ranging conversation, he outlines […]


A&E Touts Link Between Social Buzz and Global Tune-In

CANNES — “Digital platforms provide us a real opportunity to engage with our users,” says Christopher Barry, Managing Director of Strategy & Digital at A&E.  At the MIPTV Conference in Cannes, we had the opportunity to speak with Barry about A&E’s social and digital strategy, and the correlation between social buzz and tune-in. A&E has […]