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Social Media Correspondents: The Future of Social TV? | Social Media Today

Christina Milian serves as "Social Media Correspondent" for the famous NBC show "The Voice." Her mission is quite interesting: "Bridging the on-air experience of 'The Voice' with the online experience, and bringing viewers closer to the competition." NBC has just explored this new job with Pat McAfee who has been NBC’s Social Media Correspondent for the Super Bowl XLV.

 

Some digital influencers are now endorsed to become Social Media Correspondents: Louise Roe for Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week day tomorrow, who'll be in charge of live-interviewing and live-sharing contents from the red carpet to the special premiere at Arts Décoratifs' museum. But these Social Media correspondents aren't all from the TV world, as Jessica Conatser is also Social Media correspondent for Milk Studios.

 

This trend has just started to rise, and could be one of the most important developments related to connected (or social) TV. Social Media correspondents demonstrate how Social Web has become the main hub for any content strategy. It's no longer about "live" versus "replay" programmes, but more on how they now need to be "socially edited."

- creating new ways to express a TV programme online: backstage access, special interviews, specific challenges

- widening TV audience to Social Media publics
- understanding new usages and how a programme is understood, amplified, within Social Networks.

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Is TV finally more than a hobby for Apple?

Is TV finally more than a hobby for Apple? | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking at yesterday's Goldman Sachs Technology Conference, carefully negotiated his way around Apple TV and the company's interest in the television space. Cook said the company has sold 3 million Apple TV connected devices, included 1.4 million in the most recent quarter, its biggest sales quarter ever.

 

"It's clearly ramping, but the reality, the reason we call it a hobby, we don't want to send a message to our shareholders that we think the market for it is the size of our other businesses."

 

Apple, Cook said, "doesn't do hobbies as a general rule. We believe in focus and only working on a few things." But Apple TV has shown some legs, he said, and it's a product--and a segment--the company remains intrigued by. "Despite the barriers in that market, for those of us who use it, we've always thought there was something there," Cook said. "If we kept following our intuition and kept pulling the string, we might find something that was larger. For those people that have it right now, the customer satisfaction is off the chart. We need something that could go more main-market for it to be a serious category."

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It’s Not TV, It’s Amazon

It’s Not TV, It’s Amazon | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

Hulu has “Paul the Male Matchmaker,” Netflix has “Lilyhammer” and “House of Cards.” And what does Amazon have in the way of original video programming? Nothing much yet. But that may soon change.


New job listings on Amazon’s careers site show the company looking to recruit at least two creative executives for the “People’s Production Company,” its movie and series production arm. Specifically, it’s seeking executives to quarterback its children’s and comedy programming efforts. Each job’s top duty: To “help develop half-hour comedies for online and traditional distribution.”


And traditional distribution. Interesting.

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» Comcast reveals social TV plans in patent application

» Comcast reveals social TV plans in patent application | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

A patent application obtained by the site FierceCable reveals that Comcast is planning to add a number of social TV features in its program guides that are staples of many second-screen apps. For example, viewers could receive notifications when their friends are watching a particular show, see trending shows in their city, as well as win rewards (like badges, coupons or a discount on their cable bill) for recommending shows to their friends or watching a particular show a certain number of times.

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How Google+ Hangouts Are Transforming TV Broadcasting - SocialTimes.com

How Google+ Hangouts Are Transforming TV Broadcasting - SocialTimes.com | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
Google+ recently added video conferencing capabilities to its platform. Like Skype, you may have used Google+ hangouts to talk to your friends face-to-face for free using your computer. But have you used it to watch your local news?

 

Google has started rolling out Google+ hangouts On Air to public figures, celebrities and users with large number of followers. Whereas the original Hangouts were limited to groups of ten, with one host and nine participants, the new version allows everyone beyond the participating group to watch the hangout as a YouTube live stream. The host can broadcast the session to specific Google+ Circles or to the public on Google+.

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Finally, the Death of TV

Finally, the Death of TV | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

Television as we know it is dying, but most people don't perceive yet the dramatic change that is bubbling below the surface. In a stunning report released at CES, Accenture points to a wholesale collapse of traditional TV viewing. The study found that "the percentage of consumer watching broadcast or cable TV shows, movies, or videos on TV in a typical week plummeted from 71% in 2009 to 48% in 2011."

 

And what are we doing instead? We're streaming content on iPads (my wife watches as much content on her iPad as she does on TV), video enabled smart phones, and PCs. YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes -- and Apple's soon to be launched iTV are all changing the way we consume video content.

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YouTube spends $100 million to redefine TV

YouTube spends $100 million to redefine TV | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
The cute cat videos are still there, but dozens of creative professionals are putting out content for many new "channels."...
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As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins

As Movies Debut on Facebook, the Era of Social Cinema Begins | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

If anybody could pull it off, it would be Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. The comedy duo and stars of the often demented Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! have a rabid and loyal enough fan base that releasing their new movie in an experimental new way just might work.

 

Tomorrow night, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie will debut on Facebook, a full two weeks before it arrives in theaters. For $10, fans will be able watch the movie and chat with its stars in real time. The model represents a new sort of social cinema that, while not widespread, appears poised to become a potentially major trend.

 

Magnolia Pictures, who is releasing the film, is no stranger to the concept of making movies available before they hit theaters. The distributor is accustomed to releasing films via Video on Demand prior to their theatrical release, but this is the first time they've experimented with putting something out on Facebook first. Tim and Eric, they figure, would make an ideal test case.

 

"Everything that we've done with them has just been huge," said Magnolia's Vice President of Interactive Marketing. We did a Reddit chat, which was the biggest Reddit has had. All of their viral videos have been huge hits."

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Google Smoothes Out, Adds to YouTube TV App

Google Smoothes Out, Adds to YouTube TV App | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
Google updated its YouTube app for Google TV with smoother navigation and several new features. New channel pages allow users to navigate through playlists and videos on any channel and subscribe with one click. Users can also see related videos and other videos by the same users by pressing up and down keys on their remote control. You can also interact with the video by voting it up, commenting on it or adding it to your playlist.

 

A new feature called Discover allows users to browse YouTube channels by categories such as news, gaming, animation, comedy, and celebrities and gossip, among others. Google says that the new version of the app is faster than before and provides a better overall experience. Users can update their app to the latest version through the Android Market.

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The Future of internet TV

The Future of internet TV | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

2011 was the birth year of internet television with the likes of Apple and Samsung making the first foray into the market, however 2012 is going to see internet television, or connected TV, make an impact in the consumer space.

 

Large events coming up this summer, for example the London Olympics and the European Championships, are going to fuel sales of connected TVs and with this in mind manufacturers and content producers alike are searching for ways to make internet television as seamless as possible for the consumer.

 

The convergence of television and internet services is redefining how we watch TV, bringing apps, browsers and vast libraries of on-demand content to our living room screens.

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Meet Beckinfield, a YouTube Show With 4,000 Actors [PICS]

Meet Beckinfield, a YouTube Show With 4,000 Actors [PICS] | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
The make-believe town of Beckinfield is the setting for the Mad Libs-style show of the same name, which uses crowd-sourced amateur actors from all over the world who create the show’s story by posting videos.

Writers outline the plot and email a “town happenings” newsletter to actors each week. Each actor tells a small piece of the story in their video, adding their own flair. Related segments are linked together to create a kind of webisode that will be unique to every viewer depending on which videos they watch.

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Netflix, Hulu, YouTube Corner The Traditional TV Market With Their Own Programming

Netflix, Hulu, YouTube Corner The Traditional TV Market With Their Own Programming | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.
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» Oscars.com gears up social efforts for 84th Annual Ceremony

» Oscars.com gears up social efforts for 84th Annual Ceremony | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it

“On Oscar Sunday, February 26, Oscar.com will have live cameras strategically placed everywhere from the red carpet to backstage and even the Governors Ball, providing the ultimate insider’s view before, during and after the show,” their release said. “The cameras will broadcast online, as well as on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch,” as well. On the social side, they’ll be tacking buzz on the website. “Oscar Buzz, the site’s social media page, will track real-time comments from fans using #Oscars and #OscarBuzz.” This visualization is powered by Mass Relevance.

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TechCrunch | Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube

TechCrunch | Reuters Launches Web TV Channel, Bringing 10 New & Original Shows To YouTube | SocialTVNews | Scoop.it
The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featuring ten new commentary and analysis shows from the news and media division of Thomson Reuters.
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