MyspaceTV has its sights on the social TV market. EdgeUX joined the creative team at Xumo to bring some fresh insight into existing design phase as well some investigative user testing exercises. Initially focused on the enhanced EPGs for Myspace demographic, the project also included Tablet and Smartphone UI to complete the product suite. Still in development and integration, MyspaceTV is scheduled for launch in the coming months. Its safe to say that Xumo are not shy of groundbreaking UI and we may see some bloody battles on the horizon with ZeeBox and other emerging services.
Myspace, a leading social entertainment destination that lets artists and fans share and discover content, today announced the launch of Myspace TV, a new service that makes the television experience social. Available on the next generation of Panasonic VIERA Connect™-enabled HDTVs, Myspace TV puts viewers in control by allowing them to discover, share and comment on the programs they’re viewing. Initial channels on Myspace TV will be music-focused, leveraging Myspace’s unparalleled music rights and leading library of 100,000 music videos and 42 million songs. Myspace TV will expand beyond music, however, to encompass movies, news, sports and reality channels, with a growing lineup of today’s most popular broadcast and on-demand content. Audiences will not only be able to view their favorite television programs, but Myspace TV will also allow them to chat about what they’re viewing while they’re viewing it and invite friends to watch with them virtually. The platform fully integrates social and television in new ways that add a dimension to content discovery and evolve the traditional television experience. A companion app will be available on tablets and smartphones, providing instant sync capabilities for a seamless experience.