Orange brings new, free social TV app on any network in the UK - TVcheck

TVcheck App enhances the live TV watching experience by allowing users to check in to their favourite programmes and connect with friends to create a fun, social TV experience.

Online PR News – 14-May-2012 – London – Orange today announces that its new social TV app, TVcheck, is now available to download from the UK Apple App Store for iPhones. The free and simple to use app is available on any network and provides a new and exciting way to enhance the live TV experience with social and gaming tools. The app works with 25 free-to-air channels in the UK, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

One of TVcheck’s amazing features is its unique live TV image recognition technology. During any programme on a compatible channel, you simply point your phone at the television screen. The app then quickly and cleverly recognises the television programme and registers that you have ‘checked in’ to the programme.

Once you have checked in to a TV show you can make use of the app’s other simple features. You can participate in live quizzes, earn badges or challenge other viewers to become ‘top dog’ of a specific programme or channel. Additionally, the app provides a seamless connection to social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter allowing you to chat and send messages about your favourite programmes while watching TV. Customers will soon also have access to other treats such as unseen footage from their favourite shows.

The app, available in the future, on other apps stores including Android Market Place follows its successful release in France last year. Orange has already partnered in France with leading TV channels and programmes, including Channel NT1 (You Can Dance); Channel NRJ12 (Les Anges de la Téléréalité/Angels of Reality TV) and Direct Star (Direct Star sur Scène/Stars are on Stage) to deliver exclusive interactive experiences, based on the TV content, to TVcheck users.

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