|By PR Newswire||
|October 8, 2013 04:30 PM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tired of the hassle in following and refreshing your social feeds? Stevie provides a lean-back social media viewing experience, streaming a wonderful blend of video, audio, visuals and updates being shared on your social feeds in real time directly into your own personal TV channel. Today, Stevie revealed their new 'Celebrity Tweet' TV app, giving fans a unique in-depth view on their favorite celebrities' life, passions and interest by streaming celebrity shared content in real time. This marks Stevie's first content category bundle of Twitter based TV channels.
Favorite celebrity social feeds, including videos, photos, status updated and tweets are turned into beautiful, nonstop TV. Fans can sit back and get all their celebrity news directly from the stars, in a TV format quite similar to any other celebrity news and gossip channel - yet with no filters or middle man. Fans can watch a channel dedicated to their favorite idol, create a mix channel of their favorite stars, or just tune into the vibe on the all encompassing 'Celeb TV' channel. Viewers can also retweet directly from the app.
"TV viewers have been leaving TV and traditional networks in favor of streaming content". Says Yael Givon, Stevie CEO. In 2012 comScore reported over 100 million Americans stream content online each day, a figure that's up 43% from 2010. TV is the buzzword around on Twitter. Twitter has been keeping tabs with this phenomenon with the recent acquisition of Trendrr, a startup which tracks and analyzes conversations about TV shows. Nielsen have recently announced their tracking of twitter trends to provide better insight into TV ratings. "We have been watching the trend of celebrity fandom on twitter grow to immaculate proportions. Twitter is the heartbeat of what's hot on the screen, and fans are rushing in to keep in touch with their favorite stars. Celebrity Tweet TV brings this relationship full circle with unmediated streaming content directly from celebrities to their fans".
Stevie's main platform is available on the web or iOS device and shortly on Android. Besides celebrity and other curated channels, its highlights are personal channels like 'Friends TV'' that lets you connect your own social feeds, creating a personal channel based on content from your social connections. Stevie is free on all platforms and will be available on connected TV platforms as well.
Watch Celebrity Tweet TV: http://www.stevie.com/celebtv
Watch more brand, band and athlete channels: http://www.stevie.com/guide
Stevie press kit: http://www.stevie.com/press
Stevie is a leader in the future of content viewing, providing a personalized TV experience on any platform. The company was founded in October 2011 by Yael Givon and Gil Rimon, seasoned web creatives and experienced entrepreneurs, after securing $600k from angel investors including Jeff Pulver, Gigi Levy, Simi Efrati & Asi Schmeltzer. Stevie graduated in September from the first Microsoft Accelerator for Azure program for innovative start ups in Tel Aviv, Israel, and launched on stage as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012. In April 2013, Stevie won the MIPCube Lab Competition at the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France. MIPCube Lab is an international competition featuring 10 startups that are helping to change the face of the TV industry. In December 2012 Stevie successfully raised $1.5 million Series A round from Horizons Ventures, the Hong Kong based fund that invested in Spotify, Facebook and Siri (pre-acquisition by Apple), etc. The Stevies have a collective experience of 15 years of designing and engineering successful web, internet and TV products.
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