Social Viewing

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Facebook, TiVo, Hulu, Netflix, Google TV

--TiVo, Hulu and Netflix to Support Facebook's New Social-Viewing Features
--Report: New Version of Google TV to Feature "TV Everywhere" Apps
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. TiVo , Hulu and Netflix on Thursday announced support for new social-viewing features on Facebook that were unveiled by the social-networking site's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Thursday, and that will allow users to see what their friends are watching in real-time and then watch with them: 1) TiVo says that it will...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Google+, YouTube, Microsoft, MTV

--Google Enables Social Viewing on YouTube via Google+ Hangouts Button
--New Microsoft Video Illustrates Company's Vision for the Future of Media in the Living Room
--MTV Launches WatchWith Companion App to Provide Supplemental Content, Social-TV Experiences
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered...

Watchitoo Beta-Launches Platform for Synchronized Social Viewing

An Israeli company called Watchitoo announced Monday that it is beginning a private beta of a service that it says will allow users to view videos and other content together from their individual PC's while communicating with one another in real time. "I was inspired to create Watchitoo after watching my son consume media online and saw an opportunity to connect with him there," Watchitoo founder and CEO, Rony Zarom, said in a prepared statement...