Archive for May, 2011

MobileWeb launches Huizenjacht on Tweede Scherm

The Tweede Scherm iPad application is updated today with a brand new showcase around the VT4 TV-show Huizenjacht. The app keeps the cool features from Komen Eten and adds several new options that will bring Huizenjacht closer to the viewers.

You can still discuss the show via an internal chat, follow the live Twitter and Facebook tweets. Now you can be one of the couples and rate the houses they visit. There’s lots of background information available through the app as well. You can browse through the different episodes and view full screen pictures of the houses or track the location on an interactive map.

The Tweede Scherm app is a unique platform that gives TV watching a social engagement.

You can download the updated app for free in the Apple app store.
http://itunes.apple.com/be/app/2de-scherm/id422580576?mt=8

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Eurovision 2011 forecast

Want to predict the future? Forecast the winner of Eurovision 2011 before the final with the iGoogle Predictor gadget or with MyTVBuddy.

Google bases their predictor on the popularity of the artists in the Google search data.

Our iPad app MyTVBuddy gives the fans the opportunity to compare real user votes before and during the show with the official ranking afterwards. Download the free app now via the app store and explore all the other fun features it has to offer.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mytvbuddy/id433410272?mt=8&ls=1

MyTVBuddy

MyTVBuddy, the first pan-European Social TV app now available on iPad

Today we unveiled our iPad app MyTVBuddy. MyTVBuddy brings Social TV to a next level!

MyTVBuddy

We are proud to present the first European Social TV iPad application that will allow users to explore, interact, engage and participate in big live TV moments. Users can check in to TV programs, watch videos, post messages on Facebook, share Twitter messages, participate to conversations on the internal chat and see where other users are located.

Special Launch Edition – Eurovision 2011

The first event that is covered on MyTVBuddy is Eurovision Song Contest which will take place on 10, 12 and 14th May. With over 120 million television viewers, Eurovision Song Contest confirms its status as Europe’s favorite TV show. MyTVBuddy brings the Eurovision experience closer to the fans with an integrated feature set.

  • The fans are the jury since they can rate every performance. The result of the user votes is aggregated in the ‘Ranking’ section. Also the official ranking can be found here at the end of each show.
  • Eurovision fans will find all relevant and necessary information about the artists at their fingertips including picture galleries, video channels and the latest news updates.

More info on the MyTVBuddy Website: http://www.mytvbuddy.net

The application was an initiative of E-ZONE
MobileWeb was in charge of the development.

Link to official press release: http://pressdoc.com/p/000fj7

Free access to iPad editions for print subscribers of Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune magazines

Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the US, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple.
Starting Monday, subscribers to Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune magazines will be able to access the iPad editions via the apps, which will be able to authenticate them as subscribers. Time Inc.’s People magazine already had such an arrangement, but readers of most publications have had to pay separately for the iPad version regardless of their subscriber status.
Time Inc. and other major publishers have yet to agree with Apple on terms for selling subscriptions to their iPad editions, the next step beyond making them available to existing print subscribers. Talks are hung up on Apple’s resistance to sharing information with publishers about their iPad customers, which publishers say is critical to applying the “TV everywhere” model to magazines.
The standoff has left most magazines with only one way to sell titles on the iPad: one issue at a time, which publishers say is asking too much of readers, particularly of the weekly magazines that form the core of Time Inc.’s business. In recent months, a number of the Time Inc. executives involved in talks with distribution partners like Apple and Google Inc. have left the company, leaving what some see as a gaping void in a critical area.
Time Inc. executives say Mr. Edelson, who is Time Inc.’s general counsel, has quietly been spearheading talks with Apple for some time and meeting frequently with Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet services. They say the latest deal to make iPad editions free for print subscribers is a sign the two sides are moving closer.
Apple declined to comment.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703703304576296980128055282.html#ixzz1LHHs8Uwb