Discovering Social TV and Second Screens - Proposing an architecture for distributing second screen content

University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för datavetenskap

Author: Jonas Karppinen; [2013]

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Social TV is basically when social media is combined with TV shows. Second Screen refer to screens, such as smartphones, that is being used alongside the TV, or first screen. Surveys show that about 80% of TV viewers in the age of 18 to 24 use a second screen. This thesis covers what social TV and second screens are, and presents some of the implementations that is on the market today along with techniques used to implement them.There are many different solutions for how users can discover and connect to second screen content for specific shows. Some of these different ways are described, and a new unified way of discovering and connecting to second screen content is proposed. A prototype implementation of the proposal is also described.

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