Patrick Dion

Patrick Dion

By turns programmer, editor, columnist, journalist, filmmaker and author, Patrick Dion was launched into geosynchronous cyberspace orbit in 1995. A pioneer in the Quebec blogosphere, Patrick has had a blog of his own since 2002. He has developed and hosted numerous radio shows and has written frequently over the years for websites, newspapers and magazines. He’s also a frequent guest on a wide range of radio and TV programs.

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From TV to mobile quest game – Interview with Caroline Gaudette, Version 10 Productions

With the television landscape rapidly changing, several agencies and production houses are developing flagship products exclusive to their brand to stay ahead of the game. Such is the case with Version 10 Productions, an agency that designs and produces digital media components for convergent projects in television and film. Version 10 developed JIM, a platform... Read More »

From TV to mobile quest game – Interview with Caroline Gaudette, Version 10 Productions

With the television landscape rapidly changing, several agencies and production houses are developing flagship products exclusive to their brand to stay ahead of the game. Such is the case with Version 10 Productions, an agency that designs and produces digital media components for convergent projects in television and film. Version 10 developed JIM, a platform... Read More »

Shazam and TV content recognition

As mentioned in a recent post, second-screen applications for television shows have been all the rage in the last year or so. Certain tech companies are pushing the concept even further by allowing tablets and smartphones to listen to and identify the content presented on screen. This technology is known as automatic content recognition, or... Read More »

Shazam and TV content recognition

As mentioned in a recent post, second-screen applications for television shows have been all the rage in the last year or so. Certain tech companies are pushing the concept even further by allowing tablets and smartphones to listen to and identify the content presented on screen. This technology is known as automatic content recognition, or... Read More »

The many faces of second-screen applications

Second-screen applications are the talk of the TV industry this season. Dozens of shows now have their own app for mobile devices or laptops, in Canada and other parts of the world as well. A number of Canadian digital content producers, such as LVL Studio, Version 10, Akufen and Mobovivo (to name just a few), have made developing these... Read More »

How social networks influence television

On August 6, 2013, US-based polling firm Nielsen announced the first study of its kind providing statistical evidence that Twitter has a certain level of influence on TV ratings. The study did not win unanimous support in the community, so we met with several stakeholders in the TV industry to get their opinion on the... Read More »

Social TV: Social Networks’ Influence on Television

Last August 6, US-based polling firm Nielsen announced a first study of its kind demonstrating—with figures to prove it—that Twitter has a certain level of influence on TV audience ratings. After a minute-by-minute analysis of 221 shows, the study arrived at the conclusion that close to half of them had been mentioned on Twitter and that... Read More »

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