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Archives: October 2012

An inside look at Larry King’s new home, Ora TV

While video on the web is more prevalent than ever, there’s still a major debate as to whether or not there’s TV on the web. We can of course watch TV on Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime Anytime and numerous other TV everywhere products, but has non traditional TV-backed video content provided compelling enough content? The launch of Larry King-backed Ora TV is beginning a new chapter of TV on the web via Hulu. We spoke with Ora TV CEO Jon Housman about the launch of the network. Read more

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Bringing your social graph to TV, meet Stevie

Stevie, a Tel Aviv-based startup has a mission to change the way we consume social on TV. The company, which “turns your Facebook and Twitter into a beautiful television experience,” launched at TechCrunch Disrupt is announcing a big partnership today to bring their service to more devices. We spoke with CEO and Founder Yael Givon. Read more

The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore on how social affected Sandy coverage: ‘Nothing travels faster than the news on social media’

Surreal is the only way to describe the past 24-hours in NYC. While the city’s still in a bit of shock and hundreds of thousands in Manhattan alone are still without power, a sense of “the show must go on” is in the air. We caught up with The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore in Battery Park in Manhattan to discuss social media and “one of the five costliest disasters out there,” Hurricane Sandy. Read more

Pepsi, Target and Paranormal Activity 4 top social TV commercial chart

As you know, our editorial partner Bluefin Labs provides Lost Remote exclusively with the most talked about TV commercials. This week’s chart puts Pepsi, Target and Paranormal Activity 4 at the top of the chart. Here’s why. Read more

An inside look at CNN’s election social TV success

Hurricane Sandy is still dominating news coverage, but the election is still rumbling our way as well. CNN has had tremendous success this election cycle that has put them at the top of Trendrr’s social leader board for all three presidential debates and the veep debate (more than ten networks aired these debates). We spoke with Steve Krakauer the  Senior Digital Producer CNN/US about the strategy that led to this success.  Read more

Are your Facebook friends affected by Hurricane Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy (otherwise known as Frankenstorm) is in full throttle. While the rain hasn’t started yet here in NYC, the winds are picking up and the streets are looking eerily empty. In July we reported on The Weather Channel’s “My Friends’ Weather”, a Facebook app that tells you which Facebook friends are affected by severe weather. There’s never been a better time to use this app and here’s how. Read more

GetGlue reveals that TV premieres had more activity on their platform than Twitter

GetGlue revealed an exciting report at the beginning of the month detailing how they’re becoming the most popular platform for scripted primetime. As Twitter reinforces that it’s in the social TV business, GetGlue has released another chart detailing activity from the major TV premiers. GetGlue shared the following with Lost Remote exclusively, comparing activity on their platform compared to Twitter. Read more

Boxfish debuts innovative live TV guide on iPhone

We review a lot of TV discovery apps here at Lost Remote, and Boxfish has brought something new to the table: a TV guide app with real-time search and “live windows” to let you catch a glimpse of what’s airing in real-time. Or to hear the company explain it, “[Boxfish] transforms television from a passive entertainment medium into a truly dynamic source of real-time information.” Read more

Have you already watched Downton Abbey season three?

One of the most popular dramas on TV right now is Downton Abbey, the British show that has reinvigorated the possibilities of a period piece. We’ve covered the success this show has had both in the U.S. airing on PBS and across 100 countries where the show has been purchased to air. The third season of the show, taking place post World War I in the roaring 20s, just aired its sixth episode in the UK this Sunday. How can viewers in the U.S. and outside of the UK expect to wait to watch the new season? For over a decade TV fans around the world have been accessing their favorite TV content as they choose. Now, with a global social web it’s no longer acceptable to let the current business models destroy TV for fans. Here are the problems facing the global TV market. Read more

Make no mistake, Twitter is in the social TV business

While a growing crop of startups battle it out in the social TV space, there’s one that’s been around since 2006 that’s established a tremendous head start. Twitter, as we know, dominates conversations around TV — 95% of public conversation about TV happens on Twitter, the company says, and 25% of the U.S. audience tweets about TV. Read more

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