Zeebox launches TV Rooms features

Second screen TV app Zeebox has launched a new feature called ‘TV Rooms’ that will let TV fans communicate to each other in virtual chatrooms, based around specific shows, characters and themes. Zeebox described TV Rooms, which launches in beta, as a new approach to second screen viewing that will “impact the way fans interact, […]

Zeebox signs ABC Australia deal

Second screen TV service Zeebox has signed its third Australian broadcast partnership with ABC.  UK firm Zeebox, which is also live in the US and Australia, has previously partnered with Ten and Foxtel in Oz. ABC will use the app to add interactive elements to new ABC2 show Dirty Laundry. “This is a great example […]

Zeebox launches on Android tablets

Second screen TV service Zeebox has launched a version of its app compatible for Android tablets.  The companion TV service, which is now live in the UK, US and Australia, said the launch was in response to customer demand, with Zeebox already available on iOS devices, Android phones, BlackBerry phones and on the web. “Our Android […]

Zeebox hits five million downloads

Second screen TV service Zeebox – which is now live in the UK, US and Australia – has hit five million downloads, according to the firm’s chief technology officer Anthony Rose. Speaking at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London Rose revealed the figure and said that the service and its programme tie-ins were being promoted […]

Viewers not engaging with second screen TV apps

Viewers are not commonly using apps designed to enhance second-screen engagement with TV, like Viggle and Zeebox, according to a new study by NPD Group. The research firm said that while multitasking is common, US viewers are less willing to use their second-screen devices to interact directly with applications designed specifically for the TV programs […]

Zeebox teams up with Vizrt for second screen interactivity

Social TV app provider Zeebox has teamed up with graphics and asset management technology provider Vizrt to integrate second screen interactive applications with live TV shows. The partnerships allows votes, polls, audience metrics and other real-time audience participation within zeebox to be fed in real time into the broadcast stream for participating shows, according to […]

Liberty sweeps Euro 50 awards

Liberty Global swept Digital TV Europe’s Euro 50 Awards, taking home three prizes last night, including gongs for Industry Leader and Technology Leader. At a gala dinner in London’s Meridien Piccadilly hotel at the close of the second day of Cable Congress, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries – who recently oversaw Liberty’s US$23.3 billion (€17.2 […]

Zeebox develops live companion app for X Factor

Companion screen social TV service provider Zeebox and its live video partner ShowCaster have developed a second-screen show to accompany the UK’s popular X Factor show on Saturday nights. Exclusive to the Zeebox platform, #Yappfactor will feature broadcaster and comedian Jake Yapp’s live commentary on The X Factor in video as the show goes out, […]

Zeebox launches in US with major backers

Zeebox, the social TV company founded by former YouView and iPlayer chief technology officer Anthony Rose and EMI executive Ernesto Schmitt, has launched in the US with backing from Comcast, NBC Universal, HBO and Cinemax. Zeebox’s cloud-based app recognises the context of what users are watching and enhances the viewing experience with relevant content and […]

Network Ten reportedly to invest in Zeebox’s Australian venture

Australian broadcaster Network Ten is to become a shareholder in the Australian offshoot of former YouView chief technology officer and iPlayer creator Anthony Rose’s Zeebox social TV venture, according to press reports. According to paidContent, Zeebox has struck a deal with Ten to make an investment in a new Zeebox Australia venture, to be led […]