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Archives: August 2013

‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter to fans: ‘We will come baring gifts, good cheer and basically disrupt your neighborhood’

The highly anticipated season six premiere of Sons of Anarchy will air on FX on September 10th at 10pm. Show creator and actor Kurt Sutter (who we interviewed in December) has already begun riling up his passionate fan base to make sure ratings increase like they did last year. Since season four he’s been personally running a successful and simple social media competition that rewards a fan on social media if they increase their ratings. The often controversial show runner just sent out the following to subscribers of his Blogger blog. Read more

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#vinovine: Kobe Bryant posts his first Vine

In just a few months the NBA will return to TV. Kobe Bryant however won’t be as he recovers from a bad achilles injury. Instead, he’s using Vine to stay relevant during his absence from television and the NBA. After joining Twitter in January and Instagram in April, Kobe Bryant has officially joined Vine as of late last night. Bryant’s first Vine shows him jumping off a 40 foot high-dive into a pool, a pretty amazing given that he is recovering from this injury. This is part of his quest to show off his quick recovery. On Wednesday, Bryant took to Twitter to ask fans for some inspiration for his first Vine. Read more

Exclusive: How Comedy Central is bringing the ‘Roast of James Franco’ to fans’ fingertips

The Comedy Central ‘Roast’ franchise has become one of the only good things that happens as the summer comes to an end. This year, former Freaks and Geeks star, James Franco was roasted. The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco will air this Monday (Labor Day) at 10pm Eastern. Lost Remote has exclusively learned about the multi-screen social TV experiences that will be bringing the roast to fans fingertips. We spoke with Steve Grimes, Comedy Central’s SVP of Multiplatform Strategy and Development about the highly anticipated humiliation of James FrancoRead more

Twitter acquires social TV startup Trendrr

If Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs six months ago reflected its “commitment to the social TV market,” then today’s announcement that it bought Trendrr reflects its efforts to dominate the social TV space outright. Trendrr CEO Mark Ghuneim announced the acquisition: “We are excited to be joining Twitter’s world class team, enabling us to realize bigger opportunities that drive better experiences for users, media and marketers – across Twitter and around the globe,” he said in a blog post.

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Kevin Spacey on why TV channels should give control to viewers

A gem has emerged on the web that everyone in the social TV industry should watch immediately. Kevin Spacey, “who gave the keynote James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival this evening, said: ‘Clearly the success of the Netflix model — releasing the entire season of House Of Cards at once — has proved one thing: the audience wants control. They want freedom. If they want to binge — as they’ve been doing on House Of Cards — then we should let them binge.’” Here’s the video from The Telegraph that we saw from this tweet within the industry. Read more

VMAs ratings up 66% from last year as tweet and digital records are broken

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More results are in from last night’s VMAs. We already reported on the tweet records (Miley’s twerking had the highest tweets per minute). MTV has just released the ratings and explained the digital impact, including that they had the “biggest VMA Day in network history.”
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How social TV and dogs are a perfect fit, happy National Dog Day

In honor of National Dog Day we spoke with an expert about social TV and the love of pets, in particular dogs. Dogs, pets and animals have played key roles on major TV shows throughout the years, even with Tony Soprano. Pets have become so big for TV that DIRECTV even launched a channel for dogs to watch. In honor of this momentous holiday we interviewed Tom Maynard, Channel Head for The Pet Collective, the who Freemantle digital channel who recently engaged in a partnership with web video giant Blip to bring even more pet content to the web. Read more

Initial data results from Twitter on last night’s VMAs

Last night’s VMAs were fun, shocking, silly and featured what felt like an hour long amazing performance from Justin Timberlake and even N’ Sync. You can catch up on our live blog last night here. Twitter has already released some early data about the big tent pole event. Read more

Lost Remote’s live blog of the 2013 VMAs

That’s right, we’re going to the 2013 VMAs. Follow our Storify to stay up to date with what’s happening from Brooklyn. Tweet at me (@twatan) with anything we should add. Read more

NBC News asking viewers to submit their #DreamDay

NBC News has launched an interactive campaign tied to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The NBC campaign, called #DreamDay, asks viewers to record brief messages starting with “I Have a Dream that…”.

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