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zeebox reborn as Beamly

Beamly (formerly zeebox) launches today on iPhone, iPad, Android and the web with a new brand and a new app representing the state of the art of social television. With the Beamly app, TV fans now have a single 24/7 destination where they can: Follow the shows and stars they love to get personalised news and social…

Magyar Telekom employ Zenterio for new STBs

Zenterio, provider of the independent operating system platform for interactive TV, announced today that Magyar Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom Group subsidiary in Hungary, has deployed Zenterio Operating System on two new set-top boxes (STBs) that will support both PVR and interactive, multi-room TV services. This deployment allows Magyar Telekom to develop its services for its TV subscribers in…

Zeebox: “Our goal is to help you find things to watch, and help you have a great time”

Anthony Rose, chief technology officer of social TV app Zeebox, on the recent addition of automatic content recognition, the biggest technical challenges involved, and what he sees as the defining features of a successful second-screen app

Zeebox adds audio recognition, new recommendation engine

Social TV specialist Zeebox has added automatic content recognition (ACR) and a new recommendation engine to its popular mobile app (also called Zeebox), enabling the app to synchronise with time-shifted shows and deliver personalised recommendations

NAB: Zeebox and Vizrt help broadcasters integrate audience reactions

UK firm Zeebox, one of the rising stars of the world of Social TV, has formed a partnership with Norwegian company Vizrt to help broadcasters and programme makers integrate second-screen experiences into live TV shows.

Zeebox adds content recognition via Gracenote

Popular social TV app Zeebox will soon be able to automatically recognise what a viewer is watching and deliver a synchronised second-screen experience across live or time-shifted TV thanks to the integration of audio fingerprinting technology from US firm Gracenote.

Viacom becomes latest strategic partner for Zeebox’s US launch

Mere days after launching in the US with some seriously heavyweight backers, UK-based Social TV app Zeebox has added media giant Viacom to its list of stateside strategic partners.

Zeebox targets X Factor viewers with 2nd screen show

Looking to tap in to the immense popularity of UK broadcaster ITV’s talent show ‘X Factor’, social TV app Zeebox has partnered with interactive TV platform ShowCaster to launch an unendorsed second-screen TV show that will provide commentary and interactivity options for viewers watching X Factor on their main television.

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