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NBC And BBC Launch Olympics Apps

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2012

It's less than two weeks until the Summer Olympics begin in London, UK, and the Olympic tie-in apps are out in force.

The BBC in the UK and NBC in the USA have released apps that offer all the latest news, stats and schedules. The BBC Olympics app promises catch-up highlights on demand for UK based users, while NBC's provides live streaming video for those with a cable or satellite subscription.

BBC Olympics offers up to 24 live streams of action, alongside medal tables and information on every sport. NBC Olympics comes with similar, along with information about London and a Twitter Tracker feature.

NBC Olympics Live Extra provides the live experience for subscribers with footage viewable from multiple camera angles and plenty of highlight reels to check out.

All three apps are available now in their respective countries. Kick off your Olympic viewing now and prepare for a fantastic sports based spectacle.

Cartoon Network App to Soon Get Live Streaming of Shows

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 25th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sure, every TV network under the sun has an app for watching video clips and full-length episodes, but what about actual live streaming? Well, Cartoon Network is about to take a big step forward by offering live streaming of their content on their website as well as through their iOS app. What this hopefully means is that viewers will be able to watch their favorite shows as they air on TV, even while away from a TV.

Cartoon Network may be in a unique position to take advantage of this. Shows on most networks are caught in a quagmire of licensing between the TV networks and the studios that produce them. Wonder why Hulu Plus is required to watch shows on the go, and why some shows are still not available on mobile after subscribing? Licensing issues between the many entities with a hand in ownership of the shows.

However, Cartoon Network produces and owns a lot of the content that it airs, which may make live streaming to mobile much easier. This has the potential of making new episodes of shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show watchable from anywhere. There's no word as to the specifics, but it is likely that these will require a pay TV subscription to access, just as their "Gold" episodes do. While no mention was made, the possibility does exist that their late-night network [adult swim] could also see this live-streaming, given that it has an app with identical features, but we should know more after their upfront on May 16th.

GRAMMYs Live Brings Live Event Streaming Along With News and Photos About Music's Biggest Award Show

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 13th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The GRAMMY awards are on Sunday, February 12th, and for those excited about the awards being given out and acts scheduled to perform, there’s a new GRAMMY Live app available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It offers news and photos surrounding the event, and video updates about the awards and nominees.. There’s a list of this year’s nominees and recent award winners, along with award prediction and trivia games. Tweets from official accounts, nominated artists, and analysts can be easily accessed through the app, with the ability to eaisly follow, RT, or reply to tweets seen in the app.

The app also offers a variety of live streaming video around the event, from red carpet events, to un-televised award ceremonies, and a multi-screen experience during the live event, airing at 8pm Eastern Sunday night on CBS. There’s also a streaming radio station of GRAMMY nominated artists and songs. The universal app is available now for free.