Brightcove, a provider of cloud content services, has unveiled the App Cloud Dual-Screen Solution for the Apple TV.
It enables media publishers to develop rich content apps for the iPhone and iPad that simultaneously control content, data and information presented on an HDTV while displaying synchronized content on the iPad or iPhone. The dual-screen solution leverages Apple’s AirPlay technology, which allows viewers to use applications that simultaneously present content, interactive options and data on both the touch device and an Apple TV.
With Brightcove’s new App Cloud Dual Screen Solution for Apple TV, media publishers can capitalize on the growing consumer trend of using mobile devices while watching TV. A national survey of more than 2,000 Web-enabled smartphone users conducted by Razorfish and Yahoo! found that “80 percent of respondents are mobile multitasking while watching TV.
Brightcove customers can now leverage this trend by offering their audiences a variety of enhanced viewing experiences, including the ability to stream programs to an HDTV while enjoying relevant content on the app such as actor bios, past-season recaps, trivia, photos, and more, according to Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove chairman and CEO. The Dual-Screen App Solution will be included in the new App Cloud software development kit (SDK) and available to the open source community.