Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 17-07-2011

With TV Check, its new social TV app, Orange is looking forward to “revolutionising the social TV experience”.

Available free, the TVcheck community app automatically recognises programmes users are watching on the 19 French DTT channels based on visual recognition technology.

It is now available to all iPhone users whatever internet supplier is and soon for other mobile operating systems.

TVcheck provides a multi-screen and game experience for discussing about TV content. The application allows users to share their thoughts on the show they are watching thanks to a number of social features such as status updates, comments and program recommendations. Users will be able to log in using their Facebook credentials, making it easy for them to add friends’ from their Facebook account.

Each user has his or her own profile, which gives him access to an activity log, messages and friends and enables to display the favourite programs using the "I like" function on each program’s page.

"We are all looking for shared digital experiences to stay connected with others. With TVcheck, there's no need to wait until the next day to talk about a good show seen the evening before. One can immediately do it when sitting in front of the TV in the living room", said Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation & Communities at Orange.