Facebook Adds New Ways to Engage With TV Shows

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Adweek reports that Facebook is pushing to take on Twitter for primacy of the second screen domain. Tim Baysinger reports on a blog post from Bob Morgan, partner engineering director for Facebook. "'Whether it's a live talent contest or dating show, a television news special or the weekend's big game, TV viewers are connecting on Facebook during their favorite broadcast programs...Facebook's research found that of those viewers who visit a social network while watching TV, 85 percent visit Facebook. "Our own researchers discovered that Facebook usage peaks in prime time in every country.'"

Facebook is opening up TV show posting in three ways, through: 1. Voting and polling; 2. photo and video submissions; and 3. Custom icons.



SMPTE Australia Section Issues Call for Papers for METexpo Conference

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has issued a call for papers for its forthcoming Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METexpo) Conference, which will be held between 18-20 July 2019 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.