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BroadcastAsia: Twitter’s Director of Media in Australia on social TV

IMG_3155 copyLost Remote recently attended Broadcast Asia in Singapore for the second year in a row. The event is the region’s largest TV conference and has grown their content on social TV. One of the highlights was Twitter’s Director of Media (based in Australia) Danny Keens‘ presentation on “Bringing the Power of Twitter to TV.” Here are the details. Read more

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Reel Reporting: Create Your Reel

Mediabistro Presents: ReelReporting Create Your ReelA good TV reporter won't go far without a standout Demo Reel! Starting November 13, MediabistroEDU and Reel Reporting offer a three-day series for students interested in hosting and news reporting. In this Los Angeles based course, students will learn from and work side-by-side TV agents and On-Air talent to better understand the hiring process and  shoot their best reel yet. Register now! 
 

Australian comedies and a network geared towards millennials: a Q&A with Pivot’s Kent Rees

34423Pivot, a network that launched on August 1st by Participant Media focuses solely on millennials. The mission of Participant Media and its founder Jeff Skoll is to provide “entertainment that inspires social change,” and after a year of research, Pivot determined that millennials are more socially inclined than any demographic. All programming has been focused towards this demographic accordingly. On the day the network premiered, so did the Australian comedy “Please Like Me,” featuring Josh Thomas, and it is the network’s featured show. Read more

How the world is using social media around the Olympics

Let's not forget the Olympics are a global TV event and that NBC's innovations and sometimes frustrating decisions are only one part of the 204 nation event. After just a few days, it's already clear how drastically social has affected the Olympics. With the games underway and the world tuned in, we looked into some of the other countries' efforts to bring the games to social and the second screen. Here's what we found.

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Social TV growing fast in Australia [infographic]

Social TV continues to become a global phenomenon. Back in December, Loyalize (since acquired by Viggle) launched a partnership with Yahoo!7 in Australia to create FANGO, a social TV app that includes check-in and polling capabilities for the country's TV market. Today FANGO is announcing 500,000 app downloads and over one million check-ins for their platform...

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Zeebox expands to Australia as US launch draws near

UK-based Zeebox has announced its expansion to Australia, a joint venture with Network Ten, which will launch the product in that market. The launch comes right before Zeebox's planned debut in the US, coming later this summer. It also underscores Zeebox's aggressive international growth plans.

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