|By PR Newswire||
|February 5, 2014 03:24 PM EST||
In the news release, ConnecTV Fast-Forwards Into Prime Time, issued 05-Feb-2014 by ConnecTV over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the last paragraph it should read Alan Moskowitz rather than Alan Markowitz as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
ConnecTV Fast-Forwards Into Prime Time
The first social video network for TV is driving millions of views with six-second clips
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnecTV, the first social video network for TV, today announced it generated more than five million views across thousands of six-second clips created by subscribers since the beginning of 2014. Nearly half of all clips are shared with friends on Twitter, Facebook and email. ConnecTV also unveiled new social features for its free iPhone app including activity feeds, TV Trends, improved clipping and 3rd party integration.
ConnecTV makes watching, creating and sharing clips from LIVE TV fast, easy and fun. No need to be heads down typing away, trying to rewind your DVR or using your smartphone camera to record. Users can capture the best and worst sports, entertainment and news moments on TV with just their thumb: Tap the big red clip button, slide to the exact spot, personalize it with an on-screen comment, and share with friends. Users can also Like and Comment on any clip, Share with their social sphere and follow their favorite clip creators.
"If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video clip on ConnecTV is worth far more than 140 characters," said Ian Aaron, co-founder and CEO of ConnecTV. "The positive response from a broad base of users has been amazing. Everybody loves watching and making clips - and discovering great new shows from other TV fans."
Clips created by ConnecTV subscribers are HD quality and rich with metadata, tags, play-by-play sports stats and full network attributions. Users can discover the best TV moments by popular genres that include TV Trends, Sports, Talk, Late Night, Reality, Drama, Comedy, Movies, Commercials or just type in the search box to find precisely the clips they want to watch – and share.
New features include:
- TV Trends: Six-second clips that showcase real-time social TV activity
- Activity Feeds: See what your friends LIKE, CLIP and SHARE
- Improved Clipping: Makes it even easier to clip your favorite moment
- 3rd Party Integration: Allows partners to embed clips into their sites, blogs and apps
ConnecTV is a social video network for TV fans of all ages. The application syncs to your TV and allows you to Clip and Share your favorite six-second moment. The company's SocialTV Timeline™ syncs companion content and information to provide a richer social experience and help drive program promotion and tune-in to the show you are watching. ConnecTV's TV AdSync Network™ allows broadcasters, networks and advertisers the ability to synchronize related content to TV spots. ConnecTV was founded by pioneering executives at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology: Ian Aaron, Alan Moskowitz and Stacy Jolna. The company has been funded by private investors and 10 U.S. television station groups.
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