Don’t expect to see any more second screen apps for episodic content from ABC: The network found that these apps are more distracting than useful.
Boxfish’s new Android app lets you search in real time for topics on TV. The data used to power the app could one day also make your DVR smarter.
Forget badges, trivia and long-winded discussions: The soccer-centric second screen app Vubooo is all about a whole lot of virtual shouting.
Dish entered the second-screen game this week at CES, offering its subscribers an iOS app that combines the traditional programming grid with social discovery and remote control capabilities. It’s what a lot of startups try to do – but maybe an operator can just do it better?
Dijit is reinventing itself as a social TV guide with a new iPad app dubbed NextGuide that mixes live TV recommendations with results from Netflix and Hulu. The app is based on lessons it learned with its previous second-screen remote control application.
Ever wanted to know exactly which TV network is talking about a certain topic right now? Boxfish’s new iPad app has got you covered: The company indexes the closed captioning data from 3,600 TV stations in real time and presents it in a Twitter-like fashion.
U.K. second-screen startup Zeebox is getting close to expand beyond British borders: U.S. TV viewers could have access to the Zeebox app within the next 60 days, according to the company’s CTO Anthony Rose, who previously led the design and development of the BBC’s iPlayer.
Second screen startup Peel is seeing its universal remote control hardware becoming a commodity — but doesn’t actually mind this all that much. The company is preparing for a post-hardware future with a new iOS app feature that allows real-time second screen engagement during American Idol.
Dijit’s new iPad app expands on mobile features that were already available by taking advantage of the tablet’s larger screen. Viewers can access local TV listings, get recommendations from their Facebook friends, and gather more information about the cast and crew of the shows they’re watching.