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Share Your Favorite TV Moments (Legally) With Whipclip

new-whipclip-app-iconRe/code recently reported that Whipclip – a mobile app company founded by former Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt – raised $20 million at a $100 million valuation. The app will allow consumers to share favorite TV clips legally.

Rosenblatt got the idea for Whipclip while watching Richard Sherman’s comments following the Seattle Seahawks’ victory against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship. According to Re/code:

Rosenblatt wanted to get a clip of the diatribe to his kids, but found it nearly impossible to do so except via sending links to stolen clips on YouTube.

“I did what everyone does and emailed, ‘Check this out it’s at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mlnm3rfnww, but it’s long so fast forward to 11 seconds and you don’t need to watch past 35 seconds,’” said Rosenblatt, who had been consulting for Raine since he left Demand. Read more

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Colbert Lead This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips on 5by

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In this week’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery and messaging 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.
For background on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

This week, the nominees for the Golden Globes were announced. It seems every year the competition gets better and better. Which TV show would you put your money on?

Jimmy Fallon was full of entertainment this week. He and the Ragtime Gals sang a barbershop quartet cover of ‘Sexual Healing’ with the help from Steve Carell, who has a terrible voice, but a great stage presence. Jimmy also had Ricky Gervais on the show for his famous ‘Lip Flip’. It wasn’t perfectly executed, but Ricky’s laugh is sure to have you laughing as well.

Stephen Colbert teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to go full Hobbit on us. He spent some serious time in makeup, but it was worth it. Who knew he could be transformed into not only Gandalf and Bilbo, but Legolas too.

On a more NSFW note, the season 5 trailer for Workaholics was released. There’s violence, drugs, nudity (yes, bare boobs, you’ve been warned), and so much more, all to make one of the most epic TV show trailers of the year.

Seinfeld, Fallon, and Kimmel Lead This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips on 5by

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In this week’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery and messaging 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.
For background on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Netflix released the House of Cards season 3 teaser, and even though it’s only 12 seconds long, the powerful Frank Underwood characteristically breaks the 4th wall, giving us an air date for those HoC fans, eagerly awaiting Frank’s return. Jerry Seinfeld’s new season of Comedians in Cats Getting Coffee kicked off this week with Youtube sensation Miranda Sings. The full episode was released on Miranda’s Youtube channel, breaking the 500,000 view mark in a matter of days.

Jimmy Kimmel teamed up with The Killers for their annual ritual of creating a new Christmas Tune. ‘Joel the Lump of Coal’ may be the next ‘White Christmas’ (probably not, but still… well done). Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams slow Jam the news this week, making you realize that if all news was done like this, you’d probably pay more attention to what was going on in the world.

Finally, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were revealed as this year’s Golden Globe hosts for the third year in a row. If you can’t remember their hosting brilliance, the NBC clip showcases their talent for poking fun at fellow celebs.

Viggle and HGTV Announce ‘Rewarding’ Partnership

hgtvViggle and HGTV this week announced a marketing partnership that will give the network’s viewers the opportunity to earn bonus points and HGTV-specific rewards using the Viggle app, Wetpaint.com and Viggle Reminders.

“We’re thrilled to partner with one of the leading cable networks to offer engaging experiences and rewards for their top viewers,” said Greg Consiglio, president and COO of Viggle Inc. “We are constantly innovating new ways to make the TV experience more engaging and rewarding and this partnership exemplifies those goals on several levels. HGTV’s content is perfectly aligned for us to create unique promotions across the Viggle platform and our newly announced publisher tools will help fans of these shows remember to never miss an episode.”

The 15-month partnership begins this month. Below, full details about the partnership: Read more

Woody Harrelson and Benedict Cumberbatch Lead This Week’s Top Viral TV Clips on 5by

5byIn this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery and messaging 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.

Coffee culture is getting out of hand and no one demonstrates that better than Conan’s Associate Producer, Jordan Schlansky. Schlansky displayed an uncanny ability to not laugh as he took on Intelligentsia Coffee roastmasters. SNL took on New York’s decision not to arrest people with less than an ounce of marijuana. It doesn’t mean that people can smoke, though … For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content: Read more

New App Lets Viewers Clip and Share Broadcast TV

socialtvThis week, Clippit launched in the Google Play and Apple store. The app lets you clip up to thirty seconds of around thirty television shows included in their roster.

You can’t use the app to watch the shows in real time, but you can go “back in time,” as founder Jim Long puts it, find the bit you like, and then post it. The app also includes attribution for the network and show, so everyone wins. There’s no retransmission issues Long assured me. “We’re just the plumbers,” he says.

The app only includes scenes and users can only clip while a show is being broadcast and up to an hour afterwards. Long envisions the networks being able to monetize this kind of sharing. Having fans post their clips to their social networks is a more authentic way to spread the word about a show. Says Long: Read more

Science and WTF Moments Lead This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5byIn this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery and messaging 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.

Cartoon Network’s ‘Adult Swim’ makes the list for the first time with its short ‘Too Many Cooks’ – which, like Kim Kardashian’s ‘Paper Magazine’ cover – “broke the internet” this week. In another turn, scientist Kevin Delaney demonstrated the ability to create clouds on the set of Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show.’  For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Too Many Cooks. A random, somewhat twisted, 80′s sitcom-esque TV short, aired on Adult Swim earlier this week in the wee hours of the morning. It then proceeded to take the Internet by storm, and if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here, but be aware it takes quite the dark turn.

In other TV weirdness, Jimmy Fallon had expert scientists Kevin Delaney on his show to perform a few science demonstrations, all of which awed the audience and proved that science is in fact, modern witchcraft.

Jimmy Fallon wasn’t done there, he and Channing Tatum play the best game of ‘Box of Lies’ yet, and Tatum proves he can lie with the best of ‘em.

Conan’s ‘Cold Open’ to his Son’s of Anarchy episode is a masterpiece (in Conan O’Brien terms), and clearly, he was meant for the open road.

Finally, our man John Oliver takes on the American lottery, and it’s pretty horrific. Once again he reveals dark secrets of corporations and organizations that portray themselves as benevolent and whole-hearted. TL:DW, buying lottery tickets is never a great idea.

This Guy Wants to Change the Way Families Watch TV

skreens deviceToday, SkreensTV is launching an indiegogo campaign to manufacture hardware that will allow viewers to watch up to five screens on their television at once. Founder Marc Todd comes from a digital background and was sick of kicking everyone out of the living room to watch the Bruins:

I have four kids and everyone wants a piece of the TV. I start flipping through channels and everyone leaves the room. And when I [hooked up Skreens], all of a sudden I can put the Bruins on and the kids can play XBOX and everyone starts coming back into the room.

The prototype is a little white box with five HDMI outputs. You’ll plug in your devices and then get to watch them all on the one big screen. You can play around with layouts, and save them, so if you have a Sunday football layout you like, or need to tweet along with “Scandal” every Thursday you won’t have to waste any time. Through the Skreens app, you can adjust volume and play around layouts. If you want to watch the news while someone plays XBOX, you can fight over who gets the volume and who has to stream the audio through earbuds.

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Reuters TV is Unveiled, Seeks to Personalize Newscasts

Editor in Chief Steve Adler channeled his inner Steve Jobs to debut  Reuters TV.

Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler channeled his inner Steve Jobs to debut Reuters TV.

Reuters packed dozens of advertisers, executives and members of the media into its 30th floor office overlooking Times Square Monday night for an exclusive look at its newest product. All the hype was for the unveiling of Reuters TV, and it was announced and demonstrated in a presentation that felt like Steve Jobs was introducing an Apple product in his heyday.

Lost Remote was on hand to see the public debut of Reuters TV, a mobile app that launches in January. Reuters is hoping its sleek packaging of content could change the way people consume news, especially when an actual TV is no longer the screen of choice.

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Social TV Fans Prepare: ‘Real Housewives’ Emoji App is About to Overtake Your Feeds

Ladies and capitulating gentlemen, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ is back so make room on your Sunday night TV schedule.

The emojis found on most phones can simply not begin to represent the emotions that course through ‘Real Housewives’ fans, which is why Bravo has launched ‘The Official Real Housewives Stickermojis App,’ giving fans the ability to send Housewives-themes emojis through email, text, Facebook and Twitter.

The app features more than 100 exclusive emojis featuring avatars and sayings of Housewives from Atlanta, New York City, Beverly Hills, Orange County, and New Jersey.

In short, social TV fans, your Sunday night Twitter streams will be filled with “Take a XANAX!” and “CHILD, PLEASE” emojis for the foreseeable future.

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