Selecting your TV provider helps us show you the right channel numbers and trends in your area.
tweetTV is your real-time Social TV guide. We show you what's trending on your TV at any given time and create tweet-based social interactions around what you're watching.
A few years ago, our founder, Bradley Markham, understood that the convergence of social media and TV would be an inevitable byproduct of more and more people using their laptops and mobile devices while watching TV. Then, he noticed that more and more people on Twitter were tweeting about what they were watching on TV, just sending those tweets out into the Twittersphere, serving no real purpose other than to say "hey, here's what I'm doing." The 'aha' moment came when he realized that by grouping those tweets together, one could not only recognize TV trends, but also create a social conversation around live TV programs.
tweetTV is on a mission to do two things:
First, we want to enhance your live-TV watching experience by helping you find what to watch. How many times have you turned on the TV, spent way too long scrolling through the guide wondering,"What the hell are people watching right now?" And, any time you want to change the channel you have to load the tedious guide on your TV again and repeat the process.
Our live trend-based TV guide solves those problems. By monitoring Twitter for keywords related to all live TV programming in the USA, and matching that information with your TV provider's programming lineup, we are able to create a dynamic, real-time social ranking of the programs showing on your TV and display them as a real time social TV guide. Because so many people tweet about what they're watching on TV, this guide is an incredibly accurate portrayal of what people are watching at any given moment. And, you can use the guide to find what to watch, and what channel number to find it on, without having to hit the guide button on your TV remote.
We also provide a totally unique search system that allows you to find and filter currently airing TV shows based on network, genre, type, etc AND see their social ranking at the same time.
Second, we want create tweet-based social conversations about live TV programs. We want to add social value in the form of a second screen experience that enables you to see what strangers, friends, experts, networks, cast members, etc., are saying about the TV shows you care about. When you click on any program on our guide, you'll enter a "tweet room" where we have continuously curate and sort tweets just for that program. You can engage and interact with others watching the same program by replying to their tweets, creating private tweet conversations with friends, and even using our live video chat feature to see people as you tweet and read tweets about whatever you're watching. Meanwhile, our social TV guide is constantly moving in the background, ready for you to jump in to the next conversation and keeping you up to date on where the action is on your TV.
Lots of people show what's trending on Twitter. But why does that matter? Trending compared to what? Our technology identifies trends both intra- and inter- channel. We empower Twitter users to use Twitter in a way that is meaningful for their TV experience.
Other social tv startups want to build a better mousetrap, but at tweetTV, we want to create a smarter mouse. We want to help you find what's worth watching on TV and empower you to make your previously passive TV experience more engaging and interesting. Just wait till you see what we do next...
We have tons of new and exciting features in our pipeline. Please share tweetTV with others and help our little bootstrapped startup grow into a user-powered social TV experience for the masses (or just for you).
Bradley Markham is a small-town-Texas born, Stanford educated, ex Googler and soon to be Dad, with a passion for internet marketing and ideating user-friendly technology. Email him at bradley-at-tweetTV-dot-com
tweetTV, Inc. is a small startup based in beautiful Austin, TX. We will soon be looking for investments, creating jobs, and growing from seed to sprout.
No, we are not affiliated with Twitter, but we abide by their guidelines, and rely on their API to power our service. We hope to add value to Twitter and its ecosystem in return by giving more people more reason to tweet and engage via Twitter.
Mobile Apps coming soon! Other countries coming soon!