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Sharing the viewing experience through Second Screens

Lochrie, Mark and Coulton, Paul (2012) Sharing the viewing experience through Second Screens. In: Proceedings of EuroITV 2012 10th European Interactive TV Conference. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    Despite the ever expanding forms of digital entertainment and the emergence of consumer recording facilities, allowing viewers to time shift their TV viewing habits, there are still certain TV shows and events that create an audience desire to be part of a mass shared experience. In the past direct inter-audience interaction of such events has been restricted to either a shared location at the time of broadcast or later discussions amongst friends and colleagues often described as ‘water cooler moments’. With the advent of online social networks that facilitate status updates these moments can be instantly shared in real-time using mobile phone creating a second screen for interaction with TV. In this paper we investigate the emerging role of mobile phones as the facilitator of second screen for TV. This is achieved through the analysis of tweets for a highly popular UK TV show the X Factor and comparing tweets from this show with other shows from a different format. The results highlight the rich source of information that can be extracted in real-time and how audiences are creating their own parallel narrative of the show through Twitter. This interaction has enormous potential for broadcasters and producers both in terms of reinvigorating live TV viewing and creating new forms of audience interaction.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile ; second screen ; television ; Twitter
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
    ID Code: 55832
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 13 Jul 2012 14:41
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 13:09
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55832

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