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Week of July 22 – July 28: XXX Summer Olympics!

The XXX Summer Olympics is expected to be the blockbuster TV event of the summer.  Sidecastr will be your social TV companion for all 17 continuous days of NBC’s primetime coverage, which kicks off with the opening ceremony on Friday July 27 at 7:30 ET and ends with the closing ceremony on Monday August 12.  Over 60 hours of coverage!

Here’s our full schedule for the week of 7/22*:

* Sidecastr will depart from its normal model of keeping all coverage available indefinitely for time-shifted viewing.  In the case of our Olympics coverage, all our coverage will be available from 7/27 thru 8/18.  After 8/18, the Olympics “show” will be removed from the site.

Week of July 15 – July 21: Breaking Bad Premiere!

After a long wait, AMC’s award winning Breaking Bad (Season 5) premiers this week!  Planned to be shown in two 8 episode segments spanning summer 2012 and summer 2013, Breaking Bad has been highly requested by our users via the Request a Show feature.  Now you have it.  Enjoy!

Here’s our full schedule for the week of 7/15:


Needed for Week of 7/15 – 7/21: show fan volunteers to select great tweets during the live episode

One important source of social content for Sidecastr are tweets that volunteer fans of each show select on the fly for while watching live first run episodes.  This content becomes part of the stream that other users of Sidecastr for iPad see when they watch.  For a fast but manageable pace, we typically need only one or two volunteers per episode to perform this function.  Besides being important, it’s actually really fun.

Sidecastr has developed a web based tool to make selection and categorizing of tweets from the raw twitter stream easy and manageable for volunteers to use while at the same time watching the live episode on TV.  If you 13 or older, are a fan of one of our covered shows, and want to volunteer for the coming week, please complete the following simple form: Continue reading