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With NHL Deal, GoPro is Changing How We Watch Sports

GoProAdWeek reported yesterday that the NHL and GoPro have struck a deal to feature the camera’s footage throughout the coming season. GoPro, which recently IPO’d, has – along with its stunning technology – gained popularity because of user-generated POV YouTube clips.

Its first-person vantage point lends itself particularly well to helmet sports. Bob Chesterman, the NHL’s SVP of Programming, told AdWeek that the league’s two national TV partners will integrate the GoPro into game telecasts, demonstrating the shooting and skating skills of NHL players.

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If a player filmed by GoPro scores this season, NBC or Rogers can illustrate what they saw on the play by cutting to taped footage from the commercial shoot, said Brian Jennings, NHL’s CMO. The league will also feature the POV content on NHL Network and NHL.com, while GoPro will use it on its YouTube channel. Read more

‘Scandal’ a Runaway Ratings and Social Success During ‘Premiere Week’

AmobeeLogo4803601“Premiere Week” began in earnest last Monday – and is still ongoing – as favorite shows return and pilots enter the Fall TV lineup. Amobee Brand Intelligence, which measures not only what was said on social but was seen by audiences across mobile and across social, provided us with the numbers of the top 10 most consumed shows last week.

In terms of total consumption around the TV shows premiering between Sunday September 21 and Thursday September 25, social media favorite and ratings darling ‘Scandal’ had the most consumption, while the return of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ had just 50% as much consumption. ‘Gotham,’ the Batman prequel had 34% as much consumption, but was most consumed new show.

Samsung Smart TV Owners Had a Cool Ryder Cup Experience This Weekend

2014-Ryder-Cup-Gleneagles-ScotlandThe 40th Ryder Cup concluded yesterday, and fans with 2013 or 2014 Samsung Smart TV were able to follow along with the Ryder Cup TV app, developed in collaboration with Turner Sports and the PGA of America.

The app allowed fans to follow live scores, access exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage, and view course information through virtual hole flyovers.

“In our continued effort to bring consumers new and immersive experiences across our products, Samsung is excited to be working with the PGA and Turner Sports, bringing golf fans a way to deepen and enrich their Ryder Cup viewing experience,” said Eric Anderson, Vice President of Content and Product Solutions at Samsung Electronics America. “Whether using a Samsung Smart TV or mobile device, the Ryder Cup TV App is just another example of what lies ahead as we develop new ways for consumers to view their favorite content.” Read more

Exclusive: ‘Are You the One?’ Fans Get Match Machine Reboot Ahead of Premiere

downloadThe second season of MTV’s dating show ‘Are You The One?,’ – where 10 men and 10 women are tasked with finding their soulmates returns next Monday.

Last season, MTV’s Northern Europe team along with Wenderfalck released the ‘Match Machine’ Facebook app, which paired fans up with their perfect match from their friend list. As some of the best social extensions do, ‘Match Machine’ took off even among non viewers and has notched over 35 million hits, 95 million match tests and 800 million Facebook impressions to date. Today, MTV is releasing an updated version of the app ahead of season two, which includes:

- Deeper explanations as to why you match/don’t match with your selected Facebook friend

- A reveal of the season two cast mate you’re most compatible with

- The ability to hand pick a Facebook friend to put into the computerized “Truth Booth” that – just like in the show – will reveal if you and the partner you picked are destined for love, should remain in the friend zone or somewhere in between Read more

Dateline Celebrates Premiere with Facebook Free-for-All and Live-Tweeting

To celebrate Dateline’s season premiere tonight, Lester Holt and the Dateline correspondents will engage with fans in a pre-show “Facebook free-for-all,” followed by live-tweeting during the show.

At 8PM, Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison, Lester Holt, and maybe even Hoda Kotb, will take viewer questions on the Dateline Facebook page, followed by a 15 minute break before the show.

Then, during the show, while Dennis Murphy is reporting and tweeting the mystery on the east coast, the rest of the team will also be watching and tweeting the show along with viewers. The hashtags to be used are #DontWatchAlone and #Dateline. This marks the first time ever that all of the correspondents will live tweet the show.

 

 

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With SNL and Key & Peele, Sketch Comedy Returns in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week on social are Jon Stewart and protege John Oliver, and sketch comedy returns as SNL gears up for its season premiere and Key & Peele continue to build on their popularity.  For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Jon Stewart from The Daily Show makes a rare appearance in this weeks lineup with a fantastic segment on climate change. In fact, it rivals John Oliver’s wit and delivery in his rant on the dated and atrocious Miss America Pageant. These two TV hosts worked so well together… it’s good to see they can both thrive on their own.

SNL is back this Saturday to celebrate it’s 40th season! Special guests this week include Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande. Needless to say, the promo for this week’s show is sure to get you excited for what’s to come.

SNL, an OG in the sketch comedy game, will have to keep up with Key & Peele. In their new season, their TV show as a whole proves to be a little confusing and inconsistent, but what they release online are among the best comedy skits we (and apparently everyone on Twitter and Facebook) have seen this year.

Lastly, Youtube Channel ‘Bad Lip Reading’ released an incredible dub-over of season four of The Walking Dead. These videos are always huge successes, and this one is no exception.

Infographic: Who Was Tweeting About the Season 2 Premiere of ‘Sleepy Hollow?’

sleepy-hollow-hed-2013Fox’s hit show ‘Sleepy Hollow‘ returned on Monday, and while the same-day ratings were down compared to the series premiere last year, it is a show that will surely gain ground when the live +7 day numbers come out. The show has stiff competition on Mondays, but will continue to build up its day-of-airing audience as other shows drop off, especially based on what star Lyndie Greenwood (who plays Jenny Mills) told InStyle: “There’s a bit of action in the first episode, and there’s definitely going to be more later in this season. There will be new characters and new monsters. It’ll be insanity, as usual.”

StatSocial, a company that allows brands, publishers, and agencies, to learn more about their Twitter following, showed that of the 41,000 tweets about the season premiere on Monday, 80% were from a female audience.

Below, more insights from StatSocial, followed by an infographic: Read more

BET Plans Extensive Social and Digital Activations for the 2014 Hip Hop Awards

snoop-doggThe BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 are set to air October 14 and will be hosted by Uncle Snoop. In the lead up, the network is planning its most extensive digital and social activations to date.

According to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings from SocialGuide, last year’s Hip Hop Awards was the #1 social TV program on cable for October 2013; the audience sent over 2.5 million Tweets that reached more than 6.8 million people, making it the third most tweeted about telecast (excluding sports) on cable for 2013.

Some of BET’s social and digital plans include: Read more

Peyton Manning and Sunday’s Super Bowl Rematch Sparks Twitter Conversation

b99194475z.1_20140129230759_000_glb4jkmo.1-1Let’s face it: last year’s Super Bowl was a dud. The Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8.

This past Sunday, the Broncos had a chance to avenge their loss, and a late Peyton Manning-led drive forced the game to overtime. According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, the five minute period immediately following Manning’s incredible drive accounted for 21% of reactions for the entire nine-hour window monitored. That five minutes saw 32,139 reactions out of 125,535 total tweets.

Below, some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic: Read more

Jesse Redniss, David Beck, and Gary Vaynerchuk Form BRaVe Ventures

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So that’s where social TV leaders Jesse Redniss and David Beck went.

Redniss and Beck, along with social marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk have formed BRaVe Ventures, which will advise top TV networks, digital agencies, and social TV companies. At launch, the company already counts as clients one of the major broadcast TV networks, Mashwork/Canvs.TV, Watchwith, Spredfast, Clasp.TV, ListenFirst Media, Contend Co., Vayner Media and GLOW.

“Part of the problem today is the vast amount of choice when it comes to how to develop and execute on a new technology-driven program,” Redniss tells Lost Remote. “We’ve watched companies spend large amounts of money and countless hours on technologies that didn’t work or on social programs that didn’t engage fans. We have the expertise to eliminate waste in order to determine the best solution to help our clients develop targeted programs based on specific business objectives from the start.” Read more

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