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Twitter The Best Thing To Happen To TV, Says "Wife Swap" Producer Stephen Lambert

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Has social media revolutionized the television, or has the All3Media chairman forgotten something? Twitter--and Facebook--are changing the way that producers look at creating new TV shows. Stephen Lambert, the chairman of All3Media, and creator of Wife Swap, Faking It, and Undercover Boss, seems to think so. In fact, Studio...
Twitter The Best Thing To Happen To TV, Says "Wife Swap" Producer Stephen Lambert

Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

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The pay TV business thinks it’s about to cash in on a new revenue stream. Comcast predicts that advertising impressions served within free video-on-demand content will increase tenfold over the next year. This would be a major evolution for a nascent cable/satellite VOD programming sector that, according to a March...
Comcast: VOD ad impressions set to increase “tenfold”

Nielsen: cord-cutters watch half the TV, don't stream much

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New Nielsen data about TV viewing habits has shown that cord-cutters, or those who drop paid TV in favor of Internet viewing, are often decreasing their viewing habits as a whole. Someone who has broadband but only watches traditional TV over the air watches less than half that of a...
Nielsen: cord-cutters watch half the TV, don't stream much

Flurry: Mobile app usage grows 35%

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Mobile app usage grew by 35 percent in 2012 while TV viewing remained the same and web browsing dropped slightly, says mobile app monetization company Flurry. A new report from San Francisco-based Flurry showed the rise of mobile devices as a competitor against other media formats such as TV and...
Flurry: Mobile app usage grows 35%

Nielsen will roll out tool to track online TV viewing

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Nielsen is planning to announce a tool on Tuesday that will track online TV viewing, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The tool, called “Nielsen Digital Program Ratings,” will primarily allow networks track viewing of the shows that they stream on their own websites. Pilot partners include...
Nielsen will roll out tool to track online TV viewing

Social TV's Big Week: Flingo's $7M Funding Follows Super Bowl

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Two days after social TV made a splash at the Super Bowl, yet another new entry in that field, Flingo, announced that it has secured $7 million in series A funding from August Capital.  Best known as the company started by BitTorrent co-founder Ashwin Navin, Flingo develops software for...
Social TV's Big Week: Flingo's $7M Funding Follows Super Bowl

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Analyst: Apple 60-inch iTV with iRing motion controller to launch in 2013

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In the latest speculation about Apple's TV plans, Topeka Capital's Brian White is predicting an iTV package for this year that will revolutionize the TV viewing experience. [Read more]...
Analyst: Apple 60-inch iTV with iRing motion controller to launch in 2013

Advertisers should slash newspaper and magazine budgets, says WPP boss

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Sir Martin Sorrell says WPP finds huge disparity between outlay on advertising and time consumers spend reading publicationsSir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, has said advertisers should think seriously about slashing the amount they spend on newspapers and magazines - and accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of being...
Advertisers should slash newspaper and magazine budgets, says WPP boss

Samsung’s Galaxy Note ranked the most effective US advert of the year so far

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According to Ace Metrix analytics, one of the most effective ads in Q1 in 2012 was Samsung’s Galaxy Note ad, ‘The Best of a Phone and a Tablet’. Using its television analytics system, Ace Metrix is able to measure an ad’s effectiveness, and each ad is given an ‘Ace Score’....
Samsung’s Galaxy Note ranked the most effective US advert of the year so far
Nielsen: 85 Percent Of Tablet And Smartphone Owners Use Devices As "Second Screen" Monthly, 40 Percent Do So Daily

Apple’s Siri-enabled iTV already being tested by potential partners, report claims

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Prototypes of Apple’s upcoming HDTV are already being tested by multiple potential carrier partners Apple is trying to woo, The Globe and Mail reports. The Canadian paper calls the iTV “a product that has the potential to revolutionize TV viewing by turning conventional televisions into gigantic iPads,” and claims at...
Apple’s Siri-enabled iTV already being tested by potential partners, report claims

NZ Gets New 'Homeland' Episodes Less Than 4 Hours After US

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Despite windowing and regional restrictions being the international sign for "PIRATE ME!" many content providers continue to throw artificial locks on their offerings. Their potential viewers soon discover that "2 weeks out" in TV network time means "3 hours or less" in TorrentTime. If the content providers truly believe that...
NZ Gets New 'Homeland' Episodes Less Than 4 Hours After US

Facebook drives 10-times more video-shares than Twitter, as online TV-viewing rises sharply

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New figures reveal that video-viewing across connected TVs and mobile devices is rising sharply, and could pave the way for online video viewing to hit new heights in 2012. Digital video technology company Ooyala has published its Q4 2011 Video Index report, which indicates that between Q3 and Q4 in...
Facebook drives 10-times more video-shares than Twitter, as online TV-viewing rises sharply
Mitt Romney's Digital Director Zac Moffatt: You Can't Run A Political Campaign Without Digital
NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time
You Really Can Blame the Web for Shrinking TV Ratings – But You Have to Credit it For Boosting TV, Too

FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

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I moderated a panel on the future of television this afternoon. I'm a big believer in the future of video-based storytelling (a.k.a., TV), but I think the TV industry as it currently exists is headed for trouble. Why? Because consumer TV viewing habits are changing. And, eventually, when consumer habits...
FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

Shazam chief aims to drive revenues into 'hundreds of millions' ahead of IPO

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Ex-Yahoo executive Rich Riley says service plans to capitalise on its 60 million monthly users as it lines up stock market listingThe new chief executive of music identification service Shazam has said he was hired to help drive annual revenues into the "hundreds of millions of dollars", in order to...
Shazam chief aims to drive revenues into 'hundreds of millions' ahead of IPO

Boxee TV hits Walmart aisles today, flashes more apps, guide webapp and 3 months free DVR service

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Launch day has finally arrived for Boxee's second hardware effort and now we're finding out even more about it. As we heard yesterday, the $99 Boxee TV will be a Walmart exclusive at retail (also available via Boxee's website), however early adopters in the holiday season can also expect...
Boxee TV hits Walmart aisles today, flashes more apps, guide webapp and 3 months free DVR service

Singapore scientists unveil multiscreen, social TV viewing experience

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Cloud-based platform dubbed "Social Cloud TV" lets users resume watching content on the go and share it with friends. When you leave the house, you can "pull" content from your TV to your tablet or smartphone. [Read more]...
Singapore scientists unveil multiscreen, social TV viewing experience

Twitter active users pass 200 million

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Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million
Nielsen: TV Still King In Media Consumption; Only 16 Percent Of TV Homes Have Tablets
LG starts taking pre-orders for world's first curved OLED TV to ship

Study: Facebook Activity Correlates To TV Viewership (Social TV's Not Just For Twitter)

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Much has been made of the symbiotic relationship between TV and Twitter and the company’s recent activity to attract both broadcasters and marketers to the platform.  Now a new paper from social advertising platform, CitizenNet, looks at how Facebook activity correlates with TV-viewing... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Study: Facebook Activity Correlates To TV Viewership (Social TV's Not Just For Twitter)

ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV anywhere you want it

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Traditionally, TV networks gauge the number and demographic makeup of their shows' audiences by measuring the TV viewing habits a small sample of households. Because the advertisers who pay for the shows and the networks who program them need an independent pollster both groups can trust, they've traditionally turned...
ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV anywhere you want it

Are We Ready For Social TV?

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BBC just published an interesting piece analyzing the potential for Social TV in our lives, and it seems inevitable that we’ll soon be chatting, sharing and browsing through our television.  The piece looks at how mobile television applications and web blogs dissect live TV, and a large percentage of us use...
Are We Ready For Social TV?

With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise

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Netflix has seen the amount of video its subscribers watch drastically increase over the past few months: In the fourth quarter, Netflix announced that it had topped 2 billion viewing hours during the three month period. Then, in June, it reached a billion viewing hours in that month alone. But...
With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise

Netflix Subscribers Watched 1 Billion Hours Of Video In June, Or More Than An Hour A Day On Average

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Here’s more evidence that Netflix is slowly chipping away at traditional TV viewing. According to a public Facebook post by CEO Reed Hastings, Netflix subscribers watched a total of 1 billion hours of video for the first time in June. Do a little back-of-the-envelope math, and that comes out to...
Netflix Subscribers Watched 1 Billion Hours Of Video In June, Or More Than An Hour A Day On Average

Cox TV Connect for iPad gets remote DVR scheduling, access to the guide at home or away

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The Cox TV Connect for iPad app that brings live TV streaming to the tablet while customers are at home has received another update that gives it some capabilities outside the house. While that doesn't include the aforementioned TV viewing, version 1.1.2 integrates remote DVR scheduling (previously left to...
Cox TV Connect for iPad gets remote DVR scheduling, access to the guide at home or away
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