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Chelsea Handler to Host Talk Show on Netflix

HandlerLate-night comedian Chelsea Handler is moving from TV to Netflix, announcing today she’ll host a talk show on the streaming service in 2016.

Handler, who’s hosted “Chelsea Lately” on E! for seven years, will host a talk show on Netflix while also contributing stand-up specials.

“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested,” Handler said in a statement. “I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move.”

This is a boon for Netflix, who now adds original talk shows to its portfolio of original series and documentaries.

“I’m more excited than I’ve been in awhile, and the team at Netflix is the most forward thinking, alert group I’ve sat down with in ages,” Handler added. “No offense to the Shahs of Sunset.”

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Why Comcast’s Mobile Hotspot Plans Have Major TV Everywhere Implications

Comcast-LogoThe San Francisco Chronicle reports that Comcast plans to “turn thousands of wireless Internet routers in private homes in the Bay Area into publicly available Wi-Fi hotspots” and that, with 8 million hotspots in 19 U.S. cities available to customers and non-customers alike, the company may be angling to create a wireless phone network.

Mobile hotspots will also have major TV Everywhere implications. The theory is that even if consumers continue to cut cords and unsubscribe from cable packages – and recent Viacom and Adobe TV Everywhere studies show that this is far from the case – a Comcast-Time Warner deal would still give the cable and internet giant control over the bandwidth required to stream – whether through AirPlay or Google Chromecast, or through over-the-top devices like Amazon Fire TV and Roku. If consumers want to unsubscribe from expensive cable packages, so it goes, they cannot unsubscribe from a relationship with Comcast-Time Warner. Read more

Twitter’s head of media, Chloe Sladden leaves the company

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 1.06.17 PMLost Remote first wrote about Twitter’s Chloe Sladden back in 2010. Since then, Sladden rose to the VP of Media as the company went public and along the way built out an impressive TV team with Fred Graver at its head. Her leadership helped put TV and Twitter in what continues to be a (mostly) loving relationship. Sladden recently announced she’ll be leaving the company and hasn’t announced her next move yet but it’s definitely worth paying attention to who steps in to take her place. Here are the full details from the SF Gate’s Tech Chronicles. Read more

Exclusive: Nielsen and Videology present research on the new media consumer in Southeast Asia

IMG_3172 copyWe recently interviewed Nielsen’s Nancy Jaffe about her presentation at BroadcastAsia 2014 on social TV and more in the Southeast Asia region. Jaffe and  Byron Munson from Videology, Nielsen’s partner, just shared the exclusive research which Lost Remote is posting here first. They discussed how Southeast Asia is a huge opportunity for TV. The region is 9% of the world’s population. Here are the details and full presentation. Read more

BroadcastAsia: RelayTV on the state of social TV

Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 9.34.07 AMBroadcastAsia 2014′s social TV is under way. RelayTV Chairman LC Lee will be presenting. RelayTV’s platform, “provides rich sets of social features that bring together the connections people already enjoy and revolutionize how they watch TV.” Lee is about to join a panel of mine on the future of social TV. We caught up with him in advance about the topic.  Read more

Study: Twitter is Helping TV Advertising

TwitterInfographic2A new Twitter and Starcom MediaVest research study finds that brands who leverage Twitter alongside their TV ads are seeing positive results.

Here are some of the study’s takeaways:

-For brands and companies that simultaneously used Twitter alongside TV advertising, there was a 6.9% increase in awareness for “exposed audiences” and a noteworthy spike for engaged audiences.

-For brands the measured sales impact, the study found a 4% sales increase in households exposed to advertising on both TV and Twitter.

- Just one quarter of tweeting occurs during a TV commercial break (the highest was during reality shows at 27%). This finding complements other Twitter research that found the majority of viewers are paying attention to both the TV screen and the second screen simultaneously.

-70% of Tweets happen when a specific show, game, or TV ad are “worthy” of a tweet.

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BroadcastAsia: Nielsen will present new social TV research about Southeast Asia

downloadLost Remote is continuing to cover the news breaking from BroadcastAsia 2014 in Singapore. Tomorrow, Nielsen will take the stage during the social TV day I’m chairing to present brand new research on “Internet TV, online video consumption, social TV” in the Southeast Asia regions. We’ll have the exclusives on this new research. In the meantime we interviewed Nancy Jaffe the Director of South East Asia Cross Platform Audience Measurement at Nielsen, who is leading the project and will be presenting along with Byron Munson from Videology, their partner for the research. Read more

Clorox Sponsors Viggle’s Second Screen World Cup Trivia Game, ‘Vigoooal’

BqRL_3bCYAAMYkhViggle’s success as a publicly-traded social TV company will hinge on the brand partnerships it is able to secure for its mobile entertainment marketing and rewards platform.

The company has taken a step in the right direction in its World Cup partnership with Clorox, who will be sponsoring Viggle’s newest game, Vigoooal. The real-time sports game will allow Viggle users to answer trivia questions during World Cup games for the chance to win gift cards, music downloads, and other prizes. users play Vigoooal during a live game, they can answer questions related to the game, teams and players to gain Viggle Points and then see how they compare to other players by checking a leaderboard featuring top scorers. Read more

BroadcastAsia: MediaCorp announces new ‘Toggle Now TV’ developed by Applicaster

HomePage-Mediacorp-Applicaster-BroadcastAsia is underway in Singapore and Lost Remote is here covering all of the social TV news. MediaCorp has just revealed a new version of their companion app called “Toggle Now TV,” which was developed by Applicaster who will be presented today at BroadcastAsia and will be on a panel I’m moderating tomorrow. MediaCorp “is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.” Here are the details of the new app. Read more

CNN and Tumblr Team Up for Tonight’s Town Hall With Hillary Clinton

Clinton AmanpourTumblr embarks on its first news network partnership tonight, joining forces with CNN for Christiane Amanpour‘s live town hall interview with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The live special airs tonight at 5pmET on CNN, and Tumblr has been engaging users well in advance. Tumblr users were able to send in questions for Clinton via text, video, and animated GIF through CNN’s event Tumblr page. Amanpour will include some of these Tumblr questions during the live interview.

CNN and Tumblr will also liveblog throughout the event, curating conversation around the questions.

“By teaming up with CNN in our first news network partnership, we’re honored to give our community a resounding voice and a global stage to be heard,” said Tumblr’s Director of Media Sima Sistani.

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