GetGlue set for tvtag rebrand

Second screen TV app GetGlue is due to be rebranded as tvtag this week, with a new icon, logo and what new owner i.TV described as a “a ton of new features.” The move comes after US mobile TV-guide app i.TV bought TV check-in service GetGlue in November, in a bid to “reshape the social […]

i.TV reportedly buys GetGlue

US mobile TV guide app i.TV has reportedly acquired second screen service GetGlue. According to a TechCrunch report, the agreement is for an all-stock deal at an unknown valuation and is due to be announced soon. GetGlue was previously linked to Viggle, another player in the companion TV app space, but plans by the two […]

Ofcom hails return of digital ‘1950s-style’ living room

More than half of UK adults now media multi-task while watching TV, though an increasing number still view TV on their main living room screen, in what Ofcom hailed as “the reinvention of the 1950s living room.” In its 2013 Communications Market Report, published today, the UK broadcast regulator said that people are still coming […]

Five times more TV activity on Facebook than Twitter

The amount of TV-related social activity on Facebook is roughly times as much as all other social networks combined, according to social TV analytics company Trendrr. The new research, which compared second screen activity on Facebook with Twitter and dedicated social TV apps including GetGlue and Viggle, found that activity related to broadcast television was […]

Viggle buys social TV leader GetGlue

TV loyalty service Viggle has agreed to acquire social TV app provider GetGlue for US$25 million (€20 million) and 48.3 million shares, potentially creating a combined entity a total of about 4.5 million registered users. GetGlue founder and CEO Alex Iskold will join Viggle in a senior executive position and Viggle will take GetGlue’s 34 […]