or


[03/22/07 - 10:10 AM]
NBC.com Creates Improved Viewing Experience with New Streaming Video Player Enhancements
The upgrades, many of which were determined by feedback from user focus groups held in February, include a larger format, easier navigation and a host of interactive features.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC.COM CREATES IMPROVED VIEWING EXPERIENCE WITH NEW STREAMING VIDEO PLAYER ENHANCEMENTS

NBC.COM CREATES IMPROVED VIEWING EXPERIENCE WITH NEW STREAMING VIDEO PLAYER ENHANCEMENTS

User Feedback Determined Upgrade Strategy

BURBANK, Calif. � March 22, 2007 � NBC.com today announced the latest enhancements to NBC Rewind, its full-episode streaming video player. Upgrades include a larger format, easier navigation and a host of interactive features -- all of which provide a more engaging viewing experience. Many of the enhancements were determined by feedback from user focus groups held in February.

The announcement was made by Vivi Zigler, Executive Vice President, NBC Digital Entertainment and New Media.

"We asked what our users wanted and did our best to give it to them," said Zigler. "More and more consumers are streaming video on the web and we intend to provide the best experience possible."

With the new interactive features, users will be able to access chat options and invite friends for simultaneous online viewing parties. The viewing parties can be open or closed making it either just a close group of invited friends or an opportunity to meet and interact with other show fans.

The new full-screen experience integrates a revised design and improved navigation that reduces clutter and highlights the viewing experience. The result is a much higher quality video stream.

The new NBC Rewind also features a companion window in which text based facts about the show, live group polling or trivia are available to fans as they watch the show.

Other notable components of the new upgrade provide more user content control. Users will now have the ability to post select clips on their own web pages or blogs and share them with their friends. The new edition of NBC Rewind will also allow users to select tailored pre-roll from the same advertiser.

Findings from the focus group determined many of the changes made to the video player. The study found that the video player was being used in place of a DVR by many users. Other highlights found that it was not uncommon for a young multi-tasker to say he or she watched full-length television shows at work during a break. Additionally, the incidence of streaming video on the web is growing fast among all age groups, in concurrence with the fast-growing awareness of the option. The majority of those who stream shows say the most common reasons for watching full episodes online were to catch a missed episode and to watch it on their own schedule.

Focus groups were held in February 2007. The groups were heavily comprised of younger (18�39) users who were familiar with full-episode streaming. All research was conducted by Colen Research and Consulting.





  [march 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/01/15 - 01:51 PM]
David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to Produce 88th Oscars(R) Telecast
"What a great and exciting honor! The quest is to honor the year in film, honor the art, and above all, make it fun," said Hill.

[09/01/15 - 01:12 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Visit CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Thursday, Sept. 10
Biden will join the previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith.

[09/01/15 - 12:11 PM]
ABC Family Is the Summer's #1 Cable TV Network for the 3rd Time in Last 4 Summers in Women 18-34
ABC Family further spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/01/15 - 12:06 PM]
Starz Play Launches on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can find Starz Play in the Movies & TV category within the Roku Channel Store.

[09/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
Catch Up on "Empire" with a Season One Marathon This Labor Day on FX
Said stunt is time for the show's second season launch on Wednesday, September 23.

[09/01/15 - 11:11 AM]
Food Network Is Full of Tricks and Treats with "Halloween Baking Championship" Hosted by Richard Blais
The four-part series launches Monday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[09/01/15 - 11:10 AM]
"Honor Thy Saturday" by Watching College Football on FOX & FOX Sports 1
Gridiron legends Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, Eric Dickerson and William "Refrigerator" Perry star as college football gods in FOX Sports' new ad campaign launching this week.

[09/01/15 - 10:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Reclaim Top Spots
The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/01/15 - 10:00 AM]
Merida from Disney-Pixar's "Brave" to Appear in "Sofia the First: The Secret Library," Along with Voices of Hugh Bonneville, Cary Elwes and Bonnie Hunt
Additional guest stars include Cary Elwes as nefarious Prince Roderick, Ruth Connell as Merida and Dean Norris as Minimus' brother, Mazzimo.

[09/01/15 - 09:48 AM]
ABC Family's New Reality Series "Job or No Job" Heads to Thursdays
Look for two episodes this Thursday at 3:00pm and 12am, respectively.

[09/01/15 - 09:39 AM]
Patti LuPone Returns to "Penny Dreadful" as a Series Regular
Plus: Christian Camargo, Sam Barnett, Wes Studi, Jessica Barden and Shazad Latif to guest star in season three.

[09/01/15 - 09:36 AM]
CBS and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Partner with the Traffic and Navigation App Waze to Drive Viewers to the Launch of the Network's New Late Night Talk Show
Beginning today, drivers using Waze will have the opportunity to select Colbert's voice to narrate their driving instructions.

[09/01/15 - 09:06 AM]
Alex Morgan, Chris Paul, CC Sabathia, Henrik Lundqvist and Tim Howard to Be Featured in Upcoming Episodes of Disney XD and ESPN Films' "Becoming"
On Sunday, September 13 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT), Disney XD will premiere "Becoming: Alex Morgan," treating audiences to the aspirational story of young American soccer superstar and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan.

[09/01/15 - 09:04 AM]
Schedule Changes for New Seasons of "Project Greenlight" and "Doll & Em"
The first episode of the new season of "Project Greenlight" now runs 40 minutes.

[09/01/15 - 09:02 AM]
"SNL" Announces Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd and Demi Lovato as Upcoming Musical Guests
Cyrus is returning for her third time as host and second time as musical guest.