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 […]

Beamly bought by cosmetics firm Coty

Beauty firm Coty has bought social TV service Beamly, with plans to use it as a marketing platform to help increase engagement with its digital campaigns. Announcing the deal, Coty described Beamly – which first launched in 2012 as a second-screen TV app called Zeebox – as a “cutting-edge digital marketing firm.” The company said it will […]

Beamly claims higher Eurovision engagement than Twitter

Beamly claims that it topped 9 million ‘engagements’ during this year’s Eurovision Song Contest – more than the 5.38 million Tweets that Twitter logged around the broadcast. By the end of the singing competition at the weekend, Beamly said that the European viewing public used its network to cast 9.07 million votes about the broadcast. […]

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 tops 10 million subscribers

Social TV service Beamly has passed the 10 million subscriber mark, one year after it was rebrand from Zeebox.  Announcing the milestone, Beamly said that it has seen an eleven-fold lift in growth to 10.4m unique users since its relaunch in April 2014. At the same time, Beamly has launched a new set of ‘Frictionless […]

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 co-founder Anthony Rose unveils new startup UTD

Former BBC iPlayer boss and the co-founder of Beamly, Anthony Rose, has unveiled UTD, a new technology startup he is working on that is designed to “remove the friction in the way that people connect.” Offering a “sneak peek” of the service via a video posted online, Rose said the app will find people nearby […]

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 […]

Beamly adds social layer to iPlayer, ITV Player and 4oD

Beamly, the service that was recently rebranded from Zeebox, has launched a new Chrome extension that displays Tweets as part of the UK’s leading catch-up services.  The Beamly OnDemand extension adds a social panel to the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and Channel 4’s 4oD on-demand services, displaying tweets and comments that were made about a […]

Beamly adds features, claims 30% user growth

Social TV service Beamly has added a number of new features and claims a 30% monthly increase in its user base since it rebranded from Zeebox in April. The new and updated features in the new version of the Beamly app include: an all-new personalised TV guide based on the shows a viewer follows; a […]