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MEO, a TV, phone and broadband provider, has launched a Twitter app for its TV service. By pressing an existing button on their remote, viewers can tweet about their favourite shows as they watch them.
Why it matters
Adding Twitter, Facebook and other online functionality to a TV service might be able to attract a group of viewers who have abandoned their television for online streaming platforms.
How can TV networks make the most of TV apps to make some of its audience reconsider their proposition and avoid third party platforms?
Two new apps recently debuted that allow people to connect with friends – sitting on their couch or out and about. For those who prefer to spend the night at home, Miso is the perfect couch potato companion. TV fans can ‘check in’ to the shows or movies they’re watching and chat about them with friends all while earning badges a la Foursquare. On the other hand, the movers and shakers out there have Hot Potato to meet and greet with friends at live events. People add live events to their schedule and then share videos, pictures and their experiences at each event with their network.
The Bitfilm Festival is a digital film festival and a worldwide experiment in crowd production. Different filmmakers are asked to submit their short films about a topical theme (in this case money). Online audience votes for their favourites, which are combined to produce a full-length feature film. All selected films are paid.