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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

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

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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Kevin Spacey and Saul Goodman Lead This Week’s Top 5 Most Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In 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.

‘Breaking Bad’ fans get a treat with a clip from the ‘Better Call Saul’ set, Conan takes on the hottest new video game, and Kevin Spacey shows his range with a slew of impressions on ‘The Tonight Show.’ For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

We always knew Spacey was a whiz at impressions, but he went above and beyond our expectations this week on The Tonight Show. Racking up 6 million views in a few short days. K-Space sure knows how to captivate an audience. Ellen Degeneres gave us a Halloween treat with her timeless ‘Best of Ellen’s Scares’ segment. Needless to say, it doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to enjoy these.
AMC released a quick on-set clip of the Breaking Bad spinoff, ‘Better Call Saul’. Chances are Saul won’t match up with the infamous Walter White, but the cast and story still show lots of promise.
Conan made an attempt at playing the latest Call of Duty game in his popular segment ‘Clueless Gamer’ this week. Normally he can’t do a thing right, but this time around is a little different and equally as entertaining.
Finally, FX Network released a trailer for the latest season of Archer. If you haven’t seen the show yet, it’s pretty fantastic, and the first 4 seasons are available on Netflix. No time for full episodes? The best Archer clips are on 5by, along with other amazing TV clips.  Read more

Jim, Jake, and John Lead the Pack 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 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.

Celebrities lead the selection of the top TV clips on 5by from the past week. This week’s videos racked up 20 million-plus combined views, with Daniel Radcliffe leading the way right around 12 Million For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Daniel Radcliffe, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jim Carrey lead this week’s top TV clips. Jim, with his amazing Matthew McConaughey impression on SNL last Saturday, nailing his tone of voice and peculiar personality from the recent string of Lincoln ads he appeared in. Radcliffe’s impressive rap skills racked up a cool 12 million views in less than 72 hours, and it’s nearly impossible not to laugh at Jake Gyllenhaal’s game of ‘Water War’ with Jimmy Fallon.

John Oliver has once again, cracked our top 5 (is this guy ever off?). Even though there couldn’t be a worse time to learn the horrors of sugar and what it does to you, we’ve got to hand it to J.O. for keeping us informed. You may add five years to your life just by watching it.

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ fans, the season 10 trailer has arrived! If you don’t watch the show, and you’re looking for a new 20 minute sitcom that pushes the boundaries of what’s acceptable in society, this crude, but incredibly written comedy, is right up your alley.

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Simpsons World App Makes Binge Watching a Research Project

simpsons_fxxOn the heels of the very successful “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, FX has finally launched SimpsonsWorld.com. A website where you can really go down the rabbit hole with everything “Simpsons:”re-binge watch every episode ever, track episodes by popularity, watch bonus clips, read script pages, and more. There are playlists like the “15 Best Ralph Moments: The Most Adorable Playlist on the Internet.”

Simpson’s World is also available via the FX Now app, but you have to authenticate.

And therein lies the first of a few problems.

1) It’s not available if you have Verizon Fios in some markets, which, as I stole my brother’s cable log-in credentials like any respectable older sister, just reminded me of how stingy FX is with letting me access their programming. Trying to catch up on “Sons of Anarchy” requires Wayne Unser-like patience.

2) You can’t share clips or content via the site, a feature that should be coming soon. But maybe we should enjoy the calm before we are inundated with customized “Simpson’s” clips in all of our social media feeds and Buzzfeed articles

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Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey Lead the Charge 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 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.

Veteran comedians shined this week on 5by’s TV channel, with Jerry Seinfeld gearing up for a new season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ and Jim Carrey prepping for another stint as SNL host. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Jim Carrey is up to his old shenanigans in this week’s SNL promo, and we couldn’t be happier. Bring on the Ace Ventura. Jerry Seinfeld has begun promoting season 5 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and Michael Richards is there to help out. Always great to see these two reunite. John Oliver shines light on the uncomfortably awful circumstances around immigration for translators aiding America.

Halo released the official trailer for their new series ‘Nightfall’, to be released on Xbox One. The first episode, directed by Battlestar Galactica’s Sergio Mimica, will be shown on November 10th.
Finally, a clip from the latest Simpsons Halloween special, breaks new viral ground and racked up over 10 million views in under a week.

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