From Digiday: Second Screen Is Not Social TV

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While the terms social TV and second screen are often used interchangeably, they are, in fact, two different experiences: Social TV is a subset of second screen and a somewhat minor one at that.

As technology and adoption advance, every show will need to come up with its own unique spin on what constitutes valuable second-screen content. For a baseball game, it may be a very graphics-intensive take on statistics; for a reality game show, it may be online voting. Those decisions are up to the networks and the individual show runners, who'll need to balance their goals (e.g., increase tune-in or cement loyalty) with what their budget allows.

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