TV.com Links with Facebook30 Jun, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
In an age where relevance is determined by the number of social network followers, TV.com, the repurposed content streaming site owned by CBS Corp., June 30 said it has linked its users with Facebook.
With Facebook Connect, users of San Francisco-based TV.com can log onto the site using their Facebook account to share and interact with friends about more than 20,000 TV shows on the streaming site.
The link lowers the hurdle for user registration, allows for easy publishing and provides users the ability to engage with a social network — all while driving users back to TV.com.
Facebook Connect claims that more than 10,000 third-party Web sites have linked their users to the popular social networking site.
“With the launch of Facebook Connect on TV.com, we have made it even faster and easier than ever for fans to seamlessly publish their thoughts and reactions about their favorite shows to their friends on Facebook, enhancing the social experience across both TV.com and Facebook,” said Jeff Clark, VP of TV.com, in a statement.
Rival Hulu, which is co-owned by News Corp., the Walt Disney Co., and NBC Universal, earlier this year linked with Facebook and Twitter and claims nearly 37,000 fans and 17,000 followers, respectively.