This season is particularly special, though, as it marks the 10th year of the reality show that follows the lives of fisherman on the Bering Sea. Discovery is pulling out all the stops on social for the occasion. The ‘Deadliest Catch Fantasy Game’ – one of Discovery.com’s most visited destinations during Season 9 – returns with an even bigger prize for die-hard fans: a trip to Dutch Harbor to meet the cast.
Is social TV a complement or a distraction? How are broadcasters adapting to Web TV? Is Aereo the future of TV, or will it be shut down before it really takes off? Are drones a safer way to capture news from the sky? Are newsrooms diverse enough?
We’re less than three weeks to the TVNewser Show where we’ll ponder those questions and many more.
So join NBC News anchor Tamron Hall, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Tribune Broadcasting president Larry Wert, NBC SVP Julian March, CNN VP Geraldine Moriba and many more on April 29. And if you sign up before midnight tonight, you’ll get $150 off the price at the door.
Lost Remote received data from Facebook’s data team about the social activity surrounding the 2014 NCAA Tournament and Monday night’s championship game between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats.
15.3 million people in the U.S. had 46 million interactions (defined as posts, comments and likes) related to the NCAA Tournament on Facebook between March 16 and April 7. Read more
For social TV, ABC’s hit show “Scandal,” whose social media prowess we’ve covered extensively, took home the #ShortyAward for best TV show. The show’s cast live-tweets almost every episode, and is one of the more active shows in terms of promotion ahead of episodes. One of its cast members, Josh Malina, recently spoke with us about the cast’s collective decision to be there for fans on social media.
Our story featuring @SeinfeldToday’s fake twitter account must have given it a bump—it won best fake twitter account. Speaking of Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld won the award for best Web Show for his original web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Amy Poehler‘s “Smart Girls At The Party” Tumblr won best Tumblr of the year.
In a funny moment, actor Will Ferrell was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for social media.
“Of all the irrelevant awards out there, meaningless awards, awards that no one has heard of…the Shorty’s are by far the most prestigious,” Ferrell said in a taped acceptance speech.
Another comedian presented in person.
The deal will allow TWC to take stories from Gannett’s local TV stations and newspapers and turn them into TV shows and movies.
“It is like having an extra hundred development offices all around the country,” said Meryl Poster, the president of television for The Weinstein Company, during Gannett’s upfront on Wednesday.
It will be interesting to see if any stories sparked by social media could land on the small or big screen. At the upfront presentation, the company shared the story of how USA Today reunited a homeless man sleeping on the streets of Washington D.C. with his family.
We are a month into the eighth season of ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ – Univision’s hit reality beauty competition show – and the impressive ratings continue to make Univision a top 10 network among the important adults 18-34 and 18-49 demographics.
On the social TV front, Nuestra Belleza Latina set a milestone on Friday, becoming the first TV show (in English and Spanish) to top Facebook’s weekly buzz rankings.
According to Facebook, “[t]he rankings are based on both frequency and momentum: the Facebook conversations that not only got a lot of buzz during the week, but also saw a notable increase compared with the previous week.” Read more
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