AOL re-launched its AOL TV television site by teaming up with i.TV and integrating content from TV Squad. The revamped site went live 5/27 and is designed to be a TV fan’s companion, featuring interactive TV listings that offer social check-ins, DVR programming, calendar views, and personalized channel lists. There’s also news, video recaps, interviews, and behind-the-scenes content.
AOL TV says the site will now be able to help consumers find, watch and manage shows using multiple devices. Other features include video integrations, and a number of mobile apps for iPhone and iPad, all powered by TV services startup and engagement platform i.TV.
“We are thrilled to welcome AOL TV to the i.TV platform,” said Brad Pelo, i.TV CEO, in a statement. “Both companies bring unique and powerful capabilities to this partnership, which will revolutionize how millions of TV viewers discover, share, and watch television.”
With the move, AOL also shuttered TV Squad, which it has operated since 2005, when it acquired Weblogs, Inc. and its roster of sites, also including Engadget, and TUAW. Users that go to the URL www.tvsquad.com are now automatically redirected www.aoltv.com.