“Linear TV Not Dead, Social Media Tools Let Us Become Part Of The Story” By Liz Hover, National Screen Institute

Mar 14, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Interactive television experts gathered on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at SXSWi in Austin, Texas to discuss the future of social TV.

This short video from Mashable features some of the panelists and delegates from the social TV session talking about the future of TV.

Lila King, participation director at CNN.com says:

‘I thought it was so fascinating what Chole from Twitter said; that linear TV is so not dead. In fact it’s having a resurgence and it’s because we can actually be part of a story as it comes together.’


*This post was written by Liz Hover of the National Screen Institute. You can check out her articles and other great information here.  

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