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Press Mentions

Tab Roulette: The Cultural Edition

"my tabs reveal that I [...] was planning some fall TV and books coverage via GalleyCat and Sidereel..."

Senior Editor Laura Bennett - September 8, 2015

Blinkx Acquires Website Owner All Media Network For Undisclosed Amount

"All Media adds established digital properties to our portfolio, and brings a talented team that has successfully built and run consumer properties online."

Chief Executive Subhransu Mukherjee - April 16, 2015

Top Picks: Welsh ensemble 9Bach's new album 'Tincian,' the iOS app SideReel, and more

"Your own pocket TV planner is now available with the new SideReel iOS application. Add your favorite shows to the app’s tracker and SideReel will alert you when new episodes are airing."

The Christian Science Monitor Staff - May 16, 2014

SideReel app lets fans watch and track their favorite shows on iOS devices

"SideReel’s tracker allows fans to mark off episodes of shows that they’ve watched and receive alerts when new episodes of favorite shows are airing on TV."

Adam Flomenbaum - March 13, 2014

Viewers Need a Better Way to Find and Watch TV Content in a Multi-Platform World

"As things stand today, there is too much friction in the marketplace. We shouldn’t be cutting consumers off from their favorite shows. Instead, we should be finding new ways to better connect viewers with entertainment content, and helping them understand the appropriate options for enjoying that content—wherever they are and on whatever platform they choose."

Bart Myers - April 5, 2013

SideReel, Tubefilter Team Up to Curate the Good Stuff

"SideReel has had a big week. First came news that the San Francisco-based online TV hub had been acquired by Rovi, and somewhat simultaneously they launched a partnership with Tubefilter to help curate their booming Web TV section."

Marc Hustvedt - March 3, 2011

Rovi Buys SideReel

"Rovi, a provider of entertainment guide information and copy protection technology,announced yesterday that it has acquired San Francisco-based SideReel, a startup that provides personalized guides to online television content."

Wade Roush - March 2, 2011

Rovi acquires SideReel, launches

"Adding another confidence-booster to the 2011 M&A forecast, digital entertainment company Rovi announced Tuesday morning that it has acquired TV tracking site SideReel."

Faith Merino - March 1, 2011

Fresh iPhone Apps for Feb. 15: Deals by Citysearch, 4DCalendar, SideReel

"The app will zip you notifications when your shows are airing, and the app contains a database of more than 24,000 programs to search through, so you’re pretty well guaranteed to find what you’re looking for."

Phil Hornshaw - February 15, 2011

500 Startups Launches Accelerator, Animoto Goes HD, Inside Astia’s Success & More Bay Area Biztech News

"I took a close look at Sidereel, the largest independent guide to online TV offerings. Sidereel founder and CEO Roman Arzhintar told me the company wants to be 'the dialtone for TV.'"

Wade Roush - February 15, 2011

OTT #3: Zach Larson – SideReel

"The site not only gives you a schedule of shows, but also shows you where to download and watch them."

Jeffrey Powers - February 15, 2011


AppCrazed recommends SideReel's new iOS app.

Staff - February 15, 2011

Sidereel: Your Dial Tone for TV

"The best service I’ve found for locating and tracking my favorite shows comes from a San Francisco startup called Sidereel."

Wade Roush - February 7, 2011

Gadgets & Apps

"TV listings and commentary site SideReel has launched an iPhone app allowing you to track your favorite shows, schedule push notifications before they air and cross off episodes you've seen to avoid repeat viewing."

Wayne Karrfalt - February 4, 2011

SideReel: Never Miss Your Favorite TV Shows Again

"This clever app aims to be a TV companion, providing users with a show tracker, a library of 24,000 shows, and push notifications when favorite shows are about to start."

Joe White - February 4, 2011

Free apps roundup for February 4th, 2010

"If you have a hard time remembering when your favorite shows are on, you should definitely check out SideReel."

Leo Huang - February 4, 2011

75% of HDTVs will connect to internet by 2015

"According to online video platform Sidereel, the number of viewers watching TV online tripled in 2010."

Editorial - February 4, 2011 Launches iPhone App

", an online TV destination, has launched a free iOS app today in the iTunes Store. It's like having a television guide in your pocket."

Troy Dreier - February 4, 2011

Jeff Bewkes and the Sesquicentennial

"Obviously SideReel is light years ahead of conventional television in terms of geographic and behavioral targeting."

Phil Leigh - February 3, 2011

Computers Hooking Up With TVs

"According to SideReel, an independent Web TV destination with a base of more than 10 million monthly unique users, 40% of respondents had connected their computer to their TV in the past month, a three-fold increase over last year's results."

Jack Loechner - January 28, 2011

Survey Shows Hooking Up PC To TV Increasingly Popular

"A survey by TV aggregator SideReel has come up with some interesting findings, including the fact that watching streaming on the big screen tv is exploding."

Editorial Staff - January 24, 2011

Personalized TV Habits Growing Fast

IPTV outlet reports on the results of SideReel's winter user survey.

Gary Kim - January 24, 2011

Weekly Web Video Industry Newsreel - The PTCESD Edition

"Sidereel Survey says Social Media not important for TV viewers - In the survey, only 25% said they want to see what friends are watching and only 10% want to tell others."

Christophor Rick - January 23, 2011

Sidereel Survey Says Social Media Not that Important for TV

"SideReel acts as an online medium, connecting users to content centered around the shows that interest them and organizing the information around those shows."

Richard Kastelein - January 22, 2011

Report: TV Not That "Social"

"Just 25% of consumers express an interest in sharing what they’re watching with friends, according to a new study from SideReel."

Gavin O'Malley - January 21, 2011

Survey Finds Only 25% Are Interested in Friends’ TV Viewing Behavior via Social Networks

"SideReel, a TV watcher community with 10 million monthly unique visitors, has just released the results of their online survey."

Alexander Grundner - January 21, 2011

Survey suggests people don't want to do social media while watching TV

"Those planing to place television at the heart of social media campaigns may be disappointed, according to a survey carried out by online TV destination SideReel."

Editorial Staff - January 21, 2011

Consumers don't want to mix television and social: study

"According to a survey conducted by online television hub SideReel, expectations about social media and television may be a little bit too high."

Patricio Robles - January 21, 2011

Do you want to share what you watch on TV?

"A new survey conducted by TV guide site SideReel found that most people aren’t comfortable sharing what they’re watching on TV with their friends."

Cory Bergman - January 21, 2011

Online TV viewers triple in 2010

"The number of people who watch online video through their TV has tripled over the last year, according to online video platform SideReel."

Editorial - January 20, 2011

Cynopsis Digital: Website of the Day

"San Francisco-based ad supported online TV episode aggregator SideReel has gathered a sizeable (10 million+) monthly audience of forward-thinking users since launching in 2007, an audience it might be interesting to listen to gain insight into current viewing trends."

Wayne Karrfalt - January 20, 2011

Survey: Social not a big deal for Web TV

"While price and network sensitivity to Google TV will likely slow its initial dominance in the living room, we expect GTV and our other ‘living room’ integrations under development to become a significant part of our business over the next few years."

Faith Merino - January 19, 2011

Review: Google TV

"Catalogues like Sidereel that help you find TV, films and music available online."

Staff - January 19, 2011

Netflix Still King of Online TV, but Hulu Plus Is Catching Up

"Viewers are increasingly watching online video on their TV."

Janko Roettgers - January 19, 2011

TV check-in site Miso raises $1.5M

"SideReel CEO Roman Arzhintar noted that users average check back at SideReel once every three days, and a large number of them return to the site 40-50 times a month."

Faith Merino - January 5, 2011

Tomorrow Will Be Televised - Guests Roman Arzhintar and Chris Chulack

Entertainment guru Simon Applebaum and SideReel CEO Roman Arzhintar talk Fall TV trends and connected TV devices.

Simon Applebaum - December 6, 2010

Can a Plain Old PC Beat Google TV and Apple TV?

"SideReel, a personalized guide to TV online, directs users to online viewing sources for any given TV show or movie. It is available on Google TV."

Pam Baker - November 11, 2010

SideReel now available on Google TV in beta form

"SideReel, the site that lets you track your favorite shows online and provides you with the best ways for watching them, has announced a new Google TV optimized version of the site which is available in beta for GTV users."

Tyler Cunningham - October 28, 2010

SideReel now accessible through Google TV

"SideReel's audience is a tech savvy bunch of early adopters, many of whom claim to watch Internet TV on their televisions through a variety of devices."..."Google TV + SideReel is a great way to combine the value proposition, and we expect our audience to be early adopters of Google TV."

Faith Merino - October 28, 2010

SideReel Tracks TV Shows Online, Wherever They Are

"More people are finding it convenient to consume content without ever turning on their television," he [CEO Roman Arzhintar] said."

Jenna Wortham - August 27, 2010

SideReel surpasses 1M visitors per day

"SideReel, which raised $1.5 million in angel funding since 2007, recently hit a milestone of one million visitors per day to its Web site, a place where people track their favorite TV shows and talk about their favorite TV shows."

Bambi Francisco Roizen - August 17, 2010

Why Some TV Series Do Better on the Web"

"New statistics released by video search site SideReel reveal an interesting phenomenon—the shows that are most popular on TV aren't necessarily the most popular on the Web."

Megan O'Neill - June 9, 2010

TV Viewers Watch Different Shows Online

"What do Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries have in common? They're all shows that are more popular online than on broadcast TV – that is, if you believe recent data from online video search site SideReel."

Ryan Lawler - June 8, 2010

The Set-It-and-Forget-It Guide to Never Missing Important Events

SideReel is "perfect for those of you who've ditched cable to watch your TV online."

Kevin Purdy - May 18, 2010

Hulu Plus Subscription is Not That Big of a Deal

Names SideReel as "a favorite site for free streaming video".

Sarah Jacobsson - April 23, 2010

SideReel Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnHollywood 100

"The OnHollywood 100 is a power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media. SideReel was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria--innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation."

May 30, 2008

Digital Dealmakers: Roman Arzhintar, SideReel

"Mr. Arzhintar believes the special sauce for SideReel lies in its one-stop-shop approach to TV shows. It serves as a hub to direct fans to various ways to interact with or watch a show."

Daisy Whitney - September 30, 2007

Start-up SideReel is newest Web video directory

"Recently launched SideReel wants to be a combination Internet video portal, TV guide and search engine," said Arzhintar, 34.

Greg Sandoval - April 27, 2007