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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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NFL Homegating App Brings the Tailgating Experience Home

NFL-LogoCan’t make it to the stadium for your favorite NFL team’s game? The NFL’s Homegating app enables you to organize a tailgating experience at home.

The updated app is now available on iTunes, Android and Windows, and allows fans to send Homegating party invitations, view recipes from NFL Chef Marc Payero, and upload and share pictures with friends.

While the NFL has long put its marketing efforts towards getting fans to games, the league in the past five years has shifted its focus, with the indispensable Red Zone package, NFL Mobile, and now the Homegating app.

In addition the app’s existing features, here’s what’s new in the latest update: Read more

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out: Which Fall TV Shows Are Capturing Viewers’ Attention?

peelAfter more funding from Alibaba – to the tune of $50 millionPeel continues to be on a hot streak; and for good reason. The smart remote technology company is able to truly track what viewers are watching on TV, recording 5 billion remote commands each month. More, in just 30 months Peel has 100 million-plus users.

The company last week released data on it users’ level of engagement with this year’s fall TV lineup based on the number of tune-ins vs. tune outs during the first 15 minutes into the show.

Peel found that ‘Scorpion’ (CBS) and ‘Gotham’ (FOX) were at the top of the heap with 78% and 75% of users, respectively, remaining tuned in to the network after the first 15 minutes. Not all shows were as effective at holding on to an audience: Nearly half of NBC’s ‘A to Z’ and ‘Bad Judge’ viewers changing the channel by 15 minutes into the show.

Below, some additional insights from Peel: Read more

Stefon Returns to SNL 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 (which now includes a messaging feature) 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 5by’s TV channel are clips of debates, comedy and the resurfacing of unexpected ‘character.’  For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

The kings of controversy and old partners in crime, Jon Stewart and John Oliver, both had fantastic clips this week, Oliver released a bit on the absurdity of Columbus Day, and Jon Stewart put Bill O’Reilly in his place on the topic of ‘white privilege’. You can side with whomever you see fit, but John and Jon sure know how to make compelling arguments.

The return of Shia Labeouf  stirred up the social-sphere this week when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and recounted his story of his drunken arrest in a very laid-back, “I was never gone” type of way. And from a character standpoint, the return of SNL favorite ‘Stefon’ during the Weekend Update segment was a huge hit. Bill Hader clearly hasn’t lost his touch.

Finally, Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Brad Pitt to bring us a viral clip that involved break dancing and conversation in a very Fallonesque way, continuing to solidify The Tonight Show’s place in our top 5, and in the public’s eye, on a weekly basis.

Lost in Translation with Key & Peele 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 (which now includes a messaging feature) 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 Key & Peele, taking on all that gets lost in translation during a text message exchange, and list staples Jimmy Fallon and Ellen. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

Our favorite skit this week portrayed the all too familiar problem people have with decoding the tone of text messages. Key & Peele do it best, but those of you sensitive to strong language, consider yourself warned.

Ellen and Jimmy Fallon keep it respectable, Ellen, with her new Viagra commercial, and Jimmy, with his viral sensation ‘Ew!’ featuring Will.i.am. SNL seems to be pushing the boundaries lately with their subject matter. Their humor has always been somewhat controversial, and that’s especially apparent in their latest skit entitled ‘Whites’. Finally, Mat Fraser of American Horror Story recounts his captivating story of living as a “freak” with a passion for acting. He assures us that he’s “powerful and awesome” and we couldn’t agree more.

FremantleMedia and Applicaster Release App for ‘Master Athletes’

masterathletes.jpgToday, FremantleMedia and Applicaster announced a partnership to create a companion app to “Master Athletes,” a reality format that’s been popular in Sweden and is being introduced at MIPCOM in Cannes next week.

The show is intense. From the release:

24 ultra-fit members of the public who prepare themselves for a grueling 10-week challenge. They live, eat, sleep and train together in the Master Athletes Village where relationships develop, alliances are formed and the intense battle begins.

Luckily, viewers won’t have to be “ultra” anything to play along with the contestants. Using the app, they can see instant replays, watch extra video content, and play trivia with friends and other app users. Fans can also interact directly with their favorite contestant through the app.

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A Concoction of Comedy and Controversy 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 some controversial clips (Bill Burr, ‘The Simpsons’) and some hilarious clips (‘Key & Peele,’ ‘SNL’). For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

A concoction of comedy and controversy were all over this weeks top 5 making for another must-see TV lineup on 5by.

The hilarious, but opinionated Bill Burr turned heads this week when he voiced his opinion on women’s plan to ruin the NFL. Some loved it, others… well, you’ll see why it didn’t sit well with certain people. Joining in on the mixed reviews, The Simpsons’ latest couch gag from the ‘Clown in The Dumps’ episode was praised as genius by many but after watching, you can see why some thought it was just too twisted too see as quality.

American Horror Story premieres next Wednesday, and the ending to the final trailer will almost certainly make you fear clowns, that is if you don’t already.

On a lighter note, the quality comedy skits continue. Key & Peele’s latest skit features Modern Family’s Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy) who steals the show with his German accent and perfect timing. SNL’s first week back proved to be a huge success as well, and their ‘weekend update’ segment took the social scene by storm, racking up close to one million views and nailing the classic SNL satire on all levels.

Viggle Expands Partnership with Gracenote, Making It Easier for Users to ID TV Shows

Viggle_wordmark_763x423Viggle – the entertainment marketing and rewards platform – today announced an expanded relationship with music and video metadata company Gracenote.

Soon, Viggle users will be able to identify and match TV programs and movies with their mobile device in addition to being able to identify music, which they’re able to do now with the current Gracenote integration. With Gracenote’s Entourage ACR platform in place, Viggle users should expect faster, more accurate identification of the shows they’re watching. Read more

Spike TV Releases First TV Everywhere App

unnamedSpike TV – the Viacom network available in nearly 100 million homes – yesterday released its first TV everywhere app for iOS. Fans will be able to access a host of Spike content and will get a first look at the season premiere of the network’s hit series ‘Bar Rescue.’ The show premieres on linear TV on October 5.

“The Spike app represents a huge step in our evolution into a network delivering broad-based original hit series to our viewers – anywhere…anytime,” said Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV. Read more

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.

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