October 18, 2012 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - TOK.tv, a San Francisco based Social TV company, today announces the launch of TOK Baseball, the first free iPad app that allows up to four people to TALK, voice not text, while watching their favorite game on TV. The experience is enriched by real time statistics and information about the game, an area where TV is notoriously weak.
"Sports fans like me think it's a bit pathetic to watch a baseball game on TV alone; yet, we do it anyway because we just love the sport." said Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO and founder of TOK.tv. "Watching a game with friends is so much more fun. It changes the experience. That's why we created TOK.tv. We want to give people the opportunity to TALK to their friends while watching a game on TV, even when they are not physically in the same room."
TOK Baseball doesn't replace a TV. It's a perfect social companion that enriches the experience of watching TV. Consumers are already embracing a "second screen": 86% of mobile web users have a second device on their hands while watching TV.
"We believe our technology adds something new and critically important to the Social TV revolution: voice. The opportunity to talk while watching the favorite game or show on TV." added Capobianco. "In addition, we give TV Networks the opportunity to engage more with their viewers and to monetize in new, different ways. It's a classic win-win situation."
* Find The Game - It's easy to spot all the live games in a cool, zoomable map
* Invite Your Friends - See who is watching your game and ask them to join your virtual living room
* Talk While You Watch - TALK to other three friends simultaneously through your iPad while watching the game on TV (with voice, no text)
* Make Noise - Play with the sound carousel. It's like being at the ballpark
* Get More From The TV Broadcast - Learn more about the game and players with additional stats and facts on your iPad screen
TOK Baseball is the first voice enabled second screen TV companion app. Soon TOK.tv will be launching TOK Football to enjoy games on TV the way you were meant to. With friends.
* Requires iPad with iOS 5.0 or later
* 19.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TOK Baseball 1.0.3 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
TOK.tv puts VOICE at the center of the Social TV revolution, because TALKING while watching TV is so much better than tweeting or texting. TOK Baseball is the first free voice enabled second screen iPad app that allows friends to TALK and rediscover the fun of watching sports on TV together. More information at TOK.tv online. Copyright (C) 2012 TOK.tv. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.