Orange is to launch its TV Check iPhone application in the UK this month, and will launch the app on the Android platform in both France and the UK at the same time.
The app offers additional content and games such as quizzes around TV shows, and the ability to chat and comment on shows via Twitter and Facebook.
Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London yesterday, Patrice Slupowski, vice-presdent, digital innovation and communities at Orange, said, “We are happy to open a second country. We will see how the UK audience does with it.”
Slupowski told DTVE that Orange would add social recommendation features to the app and said that Orange would discuss with channels in the UK about building partnerships with them. He said the Android version of the app would launch both in France and the UK at the end of May. Slupowski said that the app had been downloaded about 100,000 times in France.