TV app firm Applicaster raises US$10.5 million

Israel-based provider of cross-screen TV apps, Applicaster, has raised US$10.5 million (€9.2 million) in funding.  The new cash takes the firm’s total funding to date to US$18.5 million, with the new round led by Pitango Venture Capital with participation from current investor, 83North. “Applicaster has championed the app-driven TV transformation for several years now, and we’re […]

Civolution teams up with Applicaster

Content identification specialist Civolution has teamed up with cross-screen technology provider Applicaster to integrate their technologies to enable broadcasters to launch second screen activities synced with content and ads being watched on TV, whether live or on-demand. The joint solution is based on integration of Applicaster’s second screen products and Civolution’s SyncNow automatic content recognition […]

Applicaster supports MegaFon World Cup second screen service

Russian mobile service provider MegaFon is using multiscreen technology provider Applicaster’s platform to deliver enhanced coverage of the World Cup on second-screen devices.  The Smotri+ TV app developed by Applicaster was downloaded 600,000 times ahead of the Winter Olympics earlier this year, with an additional 150,000 downloads for the Hockey World Cup, according to the […]

Applicaster appoints FremantleMedia exec Cassidy

White label broadcast solutions provider Applicaster has appointed FremantleMedia UK Interactive’s managing director, Peter Cassidy, as its European vice-president. Cassidy joins after seven years at FremantleMedia, where, in his most recent role, he was responsible for all digital extensions around the production company’s shows in the UK, including The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and […]