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ITV withdraws Britain's Got Talent voting app after semi-final crash

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Broadcaster says technical failure didn't affect result but service won't be reintroduced and customers must ask for refundITV has had to pull its new 50p-a-time voting app for Britain's Got Talent after it crashed.The broadcaster said that the mobile app service failed during Sunday night's first live semi-final, which was...
ITV withdraws Britain's Got Talent voting app after semi-final crash

Kony 2012 in numbers

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Whether you loved Kony 2012 or hated it, the viral video started a phenomenon. But how does it compare?• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianInvisible Childrentoday launch a new intiative in their crusade against Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army.Should the cause's shorthand title...
Kony 2012 in numbers

The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final

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We’ve known for a number of weeks that UK-based music-recognition service Shazam was lining up a landmark advertising deal with British broadcaster ITV. The deal promises to let viewers snap up products they like during ad breaks, using nothing but their smartphone and Shazam’s mobile app. Today, Britain’s biggest commercial...
The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final

Microsoft IE's 'Beauty of the Web' UK TV ad is now Shazam-enabled

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Music identification and tagging service Shazam has announced that Microsoft’s new TV ad campaign for Internet Explorer is Shazam-enabled. From yesterday, when people see the ‘Beauty of the Web’ advert featuring the track ‘Too Close’ by musician Alex Clare, they can use the Shazam app to interact with it. Just...
Microsoft IE's 'Beauty of the Web' UK TV ad is now Shazam-enabled

Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

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Cheryl Cole is a big fan of a Saturday night talent show that is gripping the nation. The Daily Star reports that not entirely surprisingly, perhaps – given her unfortunate exit from the US version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor – it is not Cowell's other ITV1 show, Britain's...
Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

‘Kony 2012′ Sets Mark as Fastest-Spreading Viral Video

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AP Nov. 12, 2006 file photo of the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, left, and his deputy Vincent Otti in Southern Sudan. An Internet campaign seeking to make fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony famous has worked. The online video about the Lord’s Resistance Army leader —...
‘Kony 2012′ Sets Mark as Fastest-Spreading Viral Video

Media Monkey's diary: BBC, ITN and Google's Eric Schmidt

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✒Some strong contenders have apparently dropped out of the race to succeed saturnine Danny Cohen as BBC1 controller, but Monkey refuses to connect the fact that drama chief Ben Stephenson has withdrawn with news that criteria for the job were sent out that included "charisma" (equally unusually, they said the...
Media Monkey's diary: BBC, ITN and Google's Eric Schmidt

Let's help One Direction make a film that isn't all over the place

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Justin Bieber made millions from his 3D film last year so now One Direction and Simon Cowell want a slice of the 3D pie. How can we salvage an undoubtedly awful movie?Say what you like about Simon Cowell, you can't deny he has an appalling taste in movies. Nine years...
Let's help One Direction make a film that isn't all over the place

Shazam: Five billion songs, TV shows and ads tagged

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Music identification and tagging service Shazam has announced a not-insignificant milestone, with users discovering five billion songs, TV shows and ads using the app. Shazam is one of the leading media discovery services, letting users identify the name of a song or artist that’s playing on the radio or TV,...
Shazam: Five billion songs, TV shows and ads tagged

Should TV shows allow app voting after high-profile mess-ups?

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UK regulators will next month consider whether to go on allowing voting in TV talent shows via mobile apps, following high-profile slip-ups by one of the industry’s leading vendors. When UK commercial TV leader ITV announced it would take voting for its Britain’s Got Talent show via mobile app this...
Should TV shows allow app voting after high-profile mess-ups?

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 gets an official second-screen app

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iPhone and Android app promises live lyrics, biographies and results for fans while watching on TVBritish fans of the Eurovision Song Contest are used to hearing tongue-in-cheek commentary while watching the annual event, but in 2013 they'll also be able to browse the lyrics for each song as it's performed.This...
Eurovision Song Contest 2013 gets an official second-screen app
Will.i.am & Simon Cowell to debut TV show to find the next Steve Jobs

TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

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The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job are proving a bit hit with internet audiences, but it is the data collected from online players which is making advertisers take noticeLive interactive game shows, where viewers compete with on-screen contestants, are the key to persuading the Facebook generation to watch...
TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

Producers, advertisers begin tapping TV’s second screen for fun and profit

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When it comes to TV’s emerging second screen phenomenon, broadcasters have been dipping toes in the water. This weekend, some are putting in a whole leg. ITV: Britain’s Got Talent The popular talent show will debut paid Facebook voting and alternative camera streams via iPhone, iPad and iPod. Voting will...
Producers, advertisers begin tapping TV’s second screen for fun and profit

Britain's got talent, but the Daily Mail seems short of prescience

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The Mail prophesied the end of Simon Cowell when Britain's Got Talent was being outperformed by The Voice. So much for the power of the press to influence eventsThe supposed power of the press? Here's a chastening example from everyday life, one without a smidgen of politics on display. Begin...
Britain's got talent, but the Daily Mail seems short of prescience
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