Around The App: RingzTV Roundup Of News Affecting The Video World

In addition to providing users with a cutting edge video application, each week RingzTV will highlight news and apps we believe you should know about. Tell us what you think @ringztv or here.

Here Comes More Tablet TV: TWC Bites Into ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ (Multichannel News)

The bigger picture on this: For pay TV operators, delivering video apps their services isn’t just a nice-to-have: Tablets, specifically, are changing the way people “watch TV.”

According to a study commissioned by Viacom, tablet owners say about 15% of their full-length TV episode viewing is on video-friendly tablets like the iPad (see Tablets Are Clear Go-To Alternative To TV: Study). Users of MSO-supplied video-streaming apps like TWC TV spend 20% more time on their tablets than those who don’t use or have access to such apps.
http://www.multichannel.com/blog/BIT_RATE/33253- Here_Comes_More_Tablet_TV_TWC_Bites_Into_Ice_Cream_Sandwich_.php


Our new “Surprise Me” feature delivers serendipity on demand (TED)

Have 10 minutes to spare? Want to spend them on something inspiring? How about something jaw- dropping? “Surprise Me” feature delivers
http://blog.ted.com/2012/04/17/our-new-surprise-me-feature-delivers-serendipity-on-demand/


Comcast Sports Net Local Sports HD iPad App (CSN)

Get the best local sports coverage from Comcast SportsNet! Stay up-to-date on your favorite local teams with breaking news, videos, instant analysis, scores, stats, schedules, exclusive articles and columns from CSN Insiders and more. Be the first to know everything about your favorite baseball, football, hockey and basketball teams – all from the convenience of your tablet. Covering: SF Bay Area, Chicago, New England, Philly & DC.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/csn-local-sports-hd-official/id509213435?mt=8


Events

Multi-Platform World: Thursday – May 3 (New York City)
Scheduled speakers include HBO’s Eric Kessler, ESPN’s Matt Murphy, Comcast’s Charlie Herrin, Turner Sports’ Matt Hong and many more. Click here for more info:
http://www.multichannel.com/info/2021-TV_in_a_Multi_Platform_World.php

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