Tellyo announces today that it has penned a deal with Finnish commercial television station MTV3, where they will test their social sharing solution with a number of TV programs.
Kimmo Koivisto, co-founder of Tellyo, tells us that they're excited about not only bringing their solution to one of the largest broadcasters in their home market, but also for the opportunity to test out their solution with a wider variety of programs. Tellyo has already run a pilot with with the Spanish version of MasterChef, where we wrote that about of 80,000 clips were taken from TV broadcasts, despite a cooking show being perhaps not the most optimal type of show for sharing moments.
According to Nokia Ääni, a new Nokia blog written in Finnish, Nokia has partnered to film and televise the Finnish snowboarding championships solely with the help of Nokia N8s. According to the blog post, all filming will be done on N8s between the 7th and 10th of April in Ruka, Finland. The filming will be done by a four man crew of Flatlight Films. This is the first time in history a full television show will be filmed with only smart phones.
The Swedish originated video advertising platform Videoplaza is on fire to say the least. We heard news from the company yesterday and they're doing very well. Back in March we wrote about Videoplaza securing a 3.5 million euro financing round to further grow the company. The company has signed a lot of different broadcasters from Europe as its clients and also moved its headquarters to London.
The photo sharing service evolved from a mobile photo sharing product called Mobshare developed in 2005. With Mobshare, you could upload your photos to an online service to share with your closed friends, avoiding your photos getting indexed by search engines and being available to the public. Mobshare could be used with a photo blogging service called Futublog, which has now been shutdown.
Kuvaboxi joined the MTV3 portal in March 2006 and since then has become one of the most popular photo sharing sites in Finland (not counting IRC-gallery and similar type of services). Currently Kuvaboxi has over 170 000 registered users and over 5,3 million photos. Following Kuvaboxi's ride has been close at heart as I wrote my Master's thesis back in 2005 to Futurice on how they should market and approach mass markets with their service.