ConnecTV Launches Nationwide Social TV Network

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – ConnecTV today announces the largest-ever rollout of a social media platform for television with backing by the leading U.S. broadcast companies.  The platform synchronizes social engagement, complementary content and program promotions with television programming from any source, in any market across national cable networks, regional sports networks and local stations affiliated with ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW and MyNetworkTV.  The coast-to-coast rollout establishes ConnecTV as the most dynamic and engaging social network for television viewers in the U.S.

How ConnecTV works:

  • ConnecTV is the only social network that works across all channels and all shows for both real-time and time-shifted television viewing.
  • ConnecTV delivers a rich content experience that syncs instantly with the show you’re watching and delivers complementary play-by-play stats, news, information and quotes that can be shared with friends and followers—all with a single touch.
  • Viewers can also invite specific friends to join them for “viewing parties” and chat about their favorite shows and sporting events.
  • Seamless integration with Twitter and Facebook allows users to connect and organize their friends, favorite shows and social engagement all focused on TV.
  • ConnecTV uses a combination of content recognition algorithms, closed caption and a diverse mix of more than 100 data sources to drive the accuracy, relevancy and speed of synchronization with television programming.

ConnecTV is available as a free download for the iPad from the Apple App Store, or for any PC browser at www.connectv.com.  ConnecTV will be introducing versions for the iPhone and Android smartphone and tablets in the next 45 days.

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