Miso Tapped to Provide Social TV Experience for WE tv's "Bridezillas," Rolls Out New Features

Miso , a recently launched social TV platform which is operated by Bazaar Labs and whose backers include Google Ventures (see the article published on itvt.com, June 2nd), said last week that it has been tapped by WE tv , a Rainbow Media-owned channel that targets a female demographic, to drive viewership of the seventh season of the latter's original series, "Bridezillas" (airs Sundays at 9:00PM Eastern/Pacific).

According to Miso, "Bridezillas" viewers...

Philo, a New Social TV Service Featuring Interactive Games, Launches on iPhone and Web

--Google Ventures Invests in Bazaar Labs' Miso Social TV Service
A Los Angeles-based start-up called Philo (in honor of Philo T. Farnsworth, one of the inventors of television) officially launched its flagship social TV service Wednesday. The company bills the service, which is offered via a free iPhone app (note: a Web version is also available at http://www.playphilo.com , and the company says that Android and BlackBerry versions will be available shortly), as "combin[ing] television with the power of social media to create a real-time,...

Miso Social TV Platform Gets Seed Funding, New Web Version

Bazaar Labs , the company behind the Miso social TV iPhone/iPod touch app (note: Internet programming service, Revision3, recently announced that it would use the app to drive awareness of and tune-ins to its programs-- see the article published on itvt.com, May 10th ), says that it has secured seed financing from a group of investors that includes Keith Rabois and Jawed Karim, and ex-Googlers, Georges Harik, Richard Chen, Thomas Korte, Kurt Abrahamson and others...