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#PalinTVShows Trending After Launch of ‘The Sarah Palin Channel’

She took the political world by storm during the election of 2008, and Sarah Palin is now looking to dominate the digital media landscape.

The former VP candidate announced the “The Sarah Palin Channel” last night on Facebook.

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How Wayin Empowered Audiences’ Voices for India Election Coverage

TV-monitor_timesnowgraphThe results of India’s 16th general elections were announced last week, and the BJP’s Narendra Modi will be India’s 14th prime minister.

Times Now – India’s most watched channel – provided voters with non-stop election coverage and the network used Wayin Broadcast to integrate viewer tweets directly into telecasts. Wayin Broadcast gives TV producers real-time social information about how audiences are engaging with shows, and allows them to display the conversation on-air.

Using Wayin, Times Now prompted viewers with specific hashtags, allowing them to ask questions directly to the party representatives. Last Thursday, Times Now also utilized a Wayin-powered Twitter heat map, showing where the election conversation was taking place. Since the integration commenced in early April, Time Now gained more than 100,000 Twitter followers.

For more on how Wayin helped Times Now cover the election, we spoke with Tim Glomb, VP of Media & Entertainment at Wayin. Read more

How Bill Maher Is Enlisting Social to Unseat an Incumbent Member of Congress

placeholder-episode-default-1024Television has been an integral part of the U.S. political process since September, 1960, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in the first nationally televised presidential debate; social TV has become a major player since the 2008 presidential election.

Two weeks ago on HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher announced a new initiative to shake up the relationship between social and politics. As we reported, Maher plans to flip a congressional district in the upcoming mid-term elections by periodically going to specific congressional districts, talking about that congressman, and seeing if “we can’t get some change effected in America.”

On the show, Maher solicited viewers to submit nominations via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using hashtag #flipadistrict. Bill will ultimately choose the district to pursue, but it will be based on viewer response.

The experiment caught our eye, and Lost Remote recently talked to “Real Time” EP Scott Carter about how the show conceived the idea, and how #flipadistrict will be incorporated into upcoming episodes. Read more