Tag Archives: interactive TV

My Backstage Pass Experience at the Oscars for 99 cents

The ABC Oscar Backstage Pass was an ambitious effort and interesting display of a convergent, universal app for iPhone and iPad. The app had five phases: Pre-arrival video playlists leading up to the live coverage Live red carpet camera coverage Live cameras in the Kodak Theatre during the award ceremony Live cameras in the post-ceremony [...]

Heavy Social Use in 3rd Grey’s Anatomy iPad Sync App Episode

The third episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy enabled with Media-Sync for iPad increased the use of social media with more opportunities to comment, check in and interact. The producers appear to be tweaking the content feed and timing. The synchronized content feed worked well, but there were some oddities in the non-synchronized photo and video galleries served from the Web.

Changes for 2nd Bones iPad App-Enabled Episode

This week’s experience with the Bones Show Companion iPad app from FOX was much improved for its second interactive episode. The app update earlier in the week improved the loading process.

New Grey’s Anatomy iPad Sync App Features in Second Episode

I finally had a chance to try the second Media-Sync enabled episode with ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy iPad app four nights after it aired on 2/10/2011. I was not expecting any new features without an app update since last week’s premiere, but there were some pleasant surprises in the synchronized content feed.

Bones Show Companion App Update Released

The Apple App Store released an update to the Bones Show Companion App on Valentine’s Day in advance of this Thursday’s new episode. The app now loads better and gets the right episode content, but some of the problems from last week’s debut remain.

Bones Show Companion iPad App Review

The Bones Show Companion iPad app had some problems for my first test drive from the couch. Unlike ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy app unveiled last week, the Bones app does not use audio watermarking or any special technology to delivery synchronized content. Instead, the user taps a “play” button in the app at the start of [...]

Grey’s Anatomy Sync iPad App Review and Analysis

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Media-Sync iPad app had a nice debut with an tightly-integrated two-screen experience. Go in-depth for a test drive and analysis.