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Orange has launched a TV-enhancing iPhone app that is synchronised to 25 Freeview channels. The operator hopes it will keep the fiddling-generation focused on big screen content while catching their straying eyeballs where necessary. The app is called TV Check and uses the iPhone's camera to work out which channel you're …

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A bit late to the game...

It seems as though half of twitter already live-tweet during shows such as Britain's Got Talent, so the social aspect of watching TV hasn't gone away, and unless all your social circle are using the Orange app, no-one will - another chicken&egg situation that Orange would need to surmount!

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I wonder how much.....

..... Orange will pay the users to provide the amrkets content to the brand managers ?

Seems only fair that somebody should be paying the user to provide the info' for why they are not watching crappy TV adverts'.

Oh, I know why : becuase they're shite.

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No Android version?

This is one app I'm happy isn't also available on Android. Who at Orange thought this would be a great idea?

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Where is the upside

for the users? Many shows already have value-added content.

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Re: Where is the upside

Many shows lack content, let alone "added" content.

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WTF?

Isnt this what Zeebox does but without the need of the camera pointing at the TV? (And ZeeBox can even change the channel for you if you have TiVo...)

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Why?

Why on Earth would anyone want to use this? By "anyone", I mean the bod watching telly, not the program makers/advertisers.

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Great

Now Orange are trying to spam up Facebook and Twitter more than it already is with moronic talk about whatever drivel is currently on TV.

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Massive #FAIL

6 months till they remove the service..

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