The French telecoms company Orange is bringing its second-screen app TVCheck to the UK this month, PaidContent reports. First launched in France last year, the app has proven quite popular in its home country, where it was downloaded over 100,000 times since its release.
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“The new application will enable users to watch France 24 live in its three language versions and also tune into its global on-demand programs (reports, programmes, magazines, etc.).
Another major innovation is that this application will be ‘multi-screen’ (mobile, tablets, etc.). It is part of a wider multimedia strategy that enables users to create their own ‘basket’ of programmes, regardless of the type of terminal and operating system they are using.”
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GlobeCast and FRANCE 24 announced today that they will launch a Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television (HbbTV) trial in early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES. The service, to be offered to satellite viewers of FRANCE 24, initially in Western Europe, will add a layer of interactivity to satellite TV programming by harnessing the capability of connected TVs.
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GlobeCast and France 24 announced today that they will launch an exploratory Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television (HbbTV) service early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES.
Thirty per cent of all televisions sold in France this year can be connected to the internet and the figure will grow to 100% by 2015. There is a need to look into new regulatory issues, according to a new report on connected TV published by the ministries of culture, industry and digital.
“A new study from US-headquartered management consulting firm Bain & Company warns that media companies may find it difficult to compete for incremental consumer spending on online video unless new business models and “ambitious content” are created.
The survey, which involved 3,000 consumers in France, the UK, the US, China and India, found that there is solid consumer interest in new content to experience on the next-generation of Internet-connected devices.”
Orange, formerly know as France Telecom, is expanding its global offering of IPTV and is using its ownership in Dailymotion to establish video markets where the Paris-based telco giant is not a service provider.
Norwegian broadcaster TV 2 has been demonstrating how you can engage audiences not just on one screen but across two screens at the same time, using a companion app that synchronizes what viewers see on a tablet and smartphones with content on the main TV. A dedicated Tour de France app for iOS and Android devices enabled viewers to watch the world’s No.1 cycling event live on television while using the companion screens to explore additional information about riders, contribute comments to a live ‘chat’ feed that was shown on the tablet, vote in polls and take part in competitions.
SyncTV, the leader in delivering television services to the largest set of Internet-connected TVs, mobile devices, and other media-enabled devices, today announced that it has reached a significant achievement of 10 live customer deployments for this year alone, with several more major deployments such as M6 in France (Part of RTL Group) scheduled to go live by year-end. Customers that have launched over-the-top (OTT) video services on the SyncTV platform so far this year include: PictureBox by NBC Universal; Bollywood Nirvana; African Movie Channel; Aimflicks; The Concert Channel; Dream Link Entertainment; Jaroo; Kidlet; Oasis TV; and Wieder.TV.