Akoo Awarded Patent for On-Demand Technology Allow
Viewers to Control Television Programming with Mobile
Rapid growth of Akoo social TV accelerates development of additional applications bridging mobile devices with interactiv
January 13, 2010 12:35 PM Eastern Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Akoo, the world’s largest social music television network, today announced that the
Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company patent number 7,647,613. The patent covers an apparatus and method of
devices to select on-demand content and socially interact with programming across networked digital video and Internet protocol (I
services through SMS text messaging or mobile applications.
Akoo’s patented technology currently powers its nationally deployed social music television network in premium out-of-home envir
the company’s patent portfolio strategy includes additional applications in the home, as well as across multiple platforms, including s
mobile, and gaming consoles.
Akoo social music television engages 64.5 million monthly viewers in 53 top markets across 30 states, according to certified Arbitr
measurement research. The company’s interactive platform allows it to deliver major label music videos and original programming t
audience, while enabling viewers in each individual location to participate in the local programming experience. Viewers can select t
videos – via text message request or Akoo’s mobile application – and share them on the network, free and on-demand.
Viewers can also access Akoo’s free Wi-Fi service to interact with programming, as well as participate in location-based digital ma
social media activities.
Arbitron audience measurement research recently validated that of the 64.5 million monthly engaged viewers who watch Akoo prog
advertising, 13.4 million monthly viewers spend 30 minutes or more watching, 14.8 million viewers watch for 15-29 minutes, and 3
watch for up to 14 minutes per visit.
“Akoo is reshaping the media landscape by making t