Anthony Rose


Anthony Rose: people have ‘zero interest’ in Tweets on TV

Former iPlayer boss and founder of social TV service Beamly, Anthony Rose, has said that there is “zero appetite” for Tweets on the main screen in the home. Taking to Twitter a day after the micro-blogging network announced the launch of a new Twitter app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox One, Rose raised […]

Former iPlayer boss Anthony Rose launches social networking app

Former BBC iPlayer boss and the co-founder of Beamly, Anthony Rose, has launched 6Tribes, a new social networking app designed to connect people with shared interests. Rose, who first unveiled his new venture in November under the working title of ‘UTD’, said that 6Tribes will provide users with a new way of discovering content and meeting […]

Beamly co-founder Rose to split time with new venture UTD

Beamly co-founder and former BBC iPlayer boss Anthony Rose has said that he will split his time 50-50 between Beamly and his new “hobby project”, a social startup called UTD. Speaking at the Next Generation Advertising Summit in London, Rose said that he and Beamly co-founder, former EMI executive, Ernesto Schmitt “took a step back” […]

Beamly adds Android TV support

Beamly, the social TV service that was recently rebranded from Zeebox, is introducing Android TV support, offering device makers an “end-to-end solution for Android-powered TVs and set top boxes.” The move makes Beamly’s TV solution – which includes a personalised TV guide, content discovery, content recommendation, remote control, personalised news feeds, community and show engagement […]

Zeebox rebrands as Beamly

Companion TV app Zeebox has rebranded as Beamly in a bid to “capture the zeitgeist” of its core target audience of 16 to 24 year-old millennials and to break away from its “geeky male audience”. Announcing the move, Zeebox founders Ernesto Schmitt and Anthony Rose described the move as an evolution of the service, in […]

Zeebox ups on-demand focus

Second screen app Zeebox is looking to up its focus on on-demand viewing as ‘second screen’ interaction makes way for ‘participation TV’, according to company co-founder Anthony Rose. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit last week, Zeebox chief technology officer and co-founder Rose said that though Zeebox’s initial focus was on interacting with live television, […]