Fox already had its own series of second-screen apps for mobile devices, called Fox Now. Using Watchwith technology, those apps allowed users to sync up their mobile phone or tablet with the shows they were watching on the TV. Now Fox Broadcasting is doing both, by making its companion content available not only available on its branded apps, but also on those from other second-screen providers. → Read More
Social TV and the second screen experience is quickly catching on among viewers, but the space as a whole is still nascent. While many are eager for a better social TV experience, as there’s plenty of upside for fans, advertisers and broadcasters alike, collectively we’ve all been waiting for one of these players to hit critical mass.
GetGlue today announced that it is not merging with Viggle, though the social TV app maker said in a statement on its blog that “the two companies remain friendly and think highly of each other.” → Read More
Those of you waiting for the tie-up of second-screen apps GetGlue and Viggle — Giggle? — to close will have to wait just a little bit longer. The merger of the companies, which was announced in November, has yet to close thanks to expected additional financing for Viggle which hasn’t come through. → Read More