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SXSW: Animated GIF-making allows party-goers to experience A&E’s Bates Motel

One of the best uses of social TV is the art of animated GIF-making. The fun meme-able moveable image has allowed TV to get viewers excited about a show during big tentpoles, at events and more. With SXSW in full gear in Austin A&E brought the art of GIF-making to their party for Bates Motel (premieres Monday, March 18th) the network’s new Dexter meets Friday Night Lights drama, a prequel to “Psycho” about Norman Bates growing up.  Read more

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

Revenge’s dip in social TV matches up with dip in ratings

Last season, ABC’s Revenge (think Count of Monte Cristo meets Gossip Girl, but more mature) took the TV world by surprise and became one of the most talked about shows. After season one’s major cliffhanger, anticipation for season two helped the shows buzz grow even stronger. It seems as if season two isn’t living up to the expectations. Critics are claiming it’s not worth DVRing anymore and the show’s dip in social buzz is matching up to the dip in ratings.

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