NBC Launches ‘SNL’ App for Show’s 40th

Launched just ahead of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary, the free mobile app provides more than 300 hours of comedy bits from some 5,500 sketches from the show.


KXAS Dallas Launches JFK Tribute App

The NBC O&O has released an app for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, that includes extensive archives and rare archived footage from 1963.

All3Media To Launch VOD TV App

The UK’s largest independent producer is set to shake up the video-on-demand market by allowing viewers to bypass services such as LoveFilm and Netflix and catch hits via its TV app. The company believes it is the first U.K. indie to go direct to consumers with a TV service, which will launch in the U.K. this week and in the U.S. within the next month.

Companion TV App Umami Hits App Store

Social TV startup Umami raised $1.66 million in August to launch a TV app for linear programming that would be cheaper than a network creating their own app, leveraging a “publishing platform.” The app will be available for iPad today and is launching with a network partner, the National Geographic Channel for the channel’s “Expedition Week” and Knights of Mayhem show this week.

LG, Sharp, Philips Standardize TV Apps

Samsung Hits 5 Million TV App Downloads

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WWL Offers Mardi Gras Parade-Tracker App

The Belo New Orleans CBS affiliate has rolled out a free iPhone and Android app for Mardi Gras with a GPS feature that tracks parades down the city’s historic streets.

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Epix To Launch App For Internet TVs

Cross-platform pay TV venture Epix announced at the NATPE conference that it is developing an app that will let its subscribers access all of its programming through connected TVs. Whether that will be a first in the pay TV category will likely depend which premium channel gets there first, as Epix didn’t disclose which TV manufacturers will be its partners or when it will come to market.

Samsung Hits 2 Million TV App Downloads