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Esquire Network’s ‘Lucky Bastards’ Debuts on Facebook Ahead of TV Premiere

We’ve seen networks premiering shows via apps before their traditional TV debuts, and now Esquire Network is hoping to get a lot of “likes” as it premieres “Lucky Bastards” on Facebook before its TV premiere tomorrow at 10pmET.

The premiere episode of the show, which follows the true story of six male entrepreneurs living it up in New York City, is up on Facebook now.

“We know that Esquire Network’s audience consumes entertainment content across multiple platforms throughout their day,” Deena Stern, SVP for Marketing & Digital at Esquire Network, tells Lost Remote. “And we think that ‘Lucky Bastards’ is filled with buzz worthy, water-cooler and social media-worthy moments, so we offered the premiere episode to our Facebook fans prior to its April 16 television premiere.”

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2014 NCAA Tournament Drives 46 Million Interactions on Facebook

Facebook-LogoLost Remote received data from Facebook’s data team about the social activity surrounding the 2014 NCAA Tournament and Monday night’s championship game between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats.

15.3 million people in the U.S. had 46 million interactions (defined as posts, comments and likes) related to the NCAA Tournament on Facebook between March 16 and April 7. Read more

‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ becomes first show to top Facebook’s weekly buzz ratings

NBL_logo_Hero_780x439We are a month into the eighth season of ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ – Univision’s hit reality beauty competition show – and the impressive ratings continue to make Univision a top 10 network among the important adults 18-34 and 18-49 demographics.

On the social TV front, Nuestra Belleza Latina set a milestone on Friday, becoming the first TV show (in English and Spanish) to top  Facebook’s weekly buzz rankings.

According to Facebook, “[t]he rankings are based on both frequency and momentum: the Facebook conversations that not only got a lot of buzz during the week, but also saw a notable increase compared with the previous week.” Read more

11.1 million people had over 25.4 million interactions about the Oscars on Facebook

Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 11.07.48 AMLost Remote just received data from Facebook about social activity from last night’s Oscars. While Twitter clearly made it deeply into the story line of the show (and generated a record breaking tweet), Facebook was of course still a social TV powerhouse for the TV event. Here are the details. Read more

3 Predictions for How Facebook’s Paper Will Impact Social TV

3025932-inline-i-facebook-08Two weeks ago Facebook launched Paper, its latest and biggest splash in the standalone mobile app space. Many major tech sites hyped the launch and The Verge went as far as to title its piece on the app, “With Paper, Facebook just blew its own iPhone app out of the water…” Still, it remains to be seen whether Facebook members download the app and continue to use it.

In Brad Stone’s and Sarah Frier’s recent profile of Mark Zuckerberg for Bloomberg Businessweek, the authors describe an all-hands meeting at Facebook in 2012 where Zuckerberg declared that the company would be “mobile first.” Stone and Frier continue: Read more

The New Social Contract

socialtvThe intersection between social media and TV on-air is soaring, but there is a growing trend happening off-air: social media platforms becoming key in contract negotiations between TV talent and their networks.

“With the importance of social media interaction and branding by media companies, those companies realize how crucial talent can be to drawing viewers through mobile screens,” longtime TV agent Micah Johnson tells Lost Remote. “Almost every network and TV station group is placing ‘Social Media’ clauses into talent contracts.”

For the most part, the language in these contracts are very controlling on the part of the company, demanding complete ownership of their talents’ social media activities, accounts, followers and access. For talent, caving in to these demands means risking losing their social media accounts in the event they leave their network.

“I don’t feel companies should have the ability to own an individual talent’s social media presence,” Johnson said, pointing out that most executives have no idea how much work talent puts in—mostly outside of work—to building their social media presence.

Johnson knows both the power—and lack of power—TV has in certain areas. Before becoming an agent, he started his career at CNN Headline News in the late 1980′s and later reported for NBC. Read more

Trending on Facebook: the 2014 Grammys

Facebook-LogoLast night’s Grammys drew 28.5 million viewers – its second-largest audience in 21 years – and a little less than a fifth of those viewers were talking about the show on Facebook. 6.3 million people interacted with the social network over 13.5 million times. According to Facebook, the top five moments driving the conversation were:

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Tom Brokaw on Social Media and The Evening News

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Our sister-site TVNewser caught up with NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw recently at NYC’s 92nd Street Y where the NBC newsman interviewed former “Today” co-anchor Jane Pauley on her new book.

On whether the rise of social media adds value to the evening news, Brokaw thinks social is boosting viewership.

“It alerts the country to the fact something is going on, that brings more people to the evening news…that’s a good thing,” Brokaw said.

But the veteran NBC newsman, who didn’t have to deal with Twitter and Facebook during his 22 years anchoring “NBC Nightly News,” says journalists must find the right balance between traditional journalism and today’s social media reporting.

“You don’t want to be held hostage by it on the other hand,” he continued. “You have to be able to turn your head away from the social media, and email, and all the other instruments that are now available to you at a keystroke.”

Brokaw emphasizes the number one obligation for journalists is getting the facts right, and not to rush to judgment: “Too often, with the advent of social media, I think people are too quick to make quick judgments, and they’re often erroneous.”

Facebook and Instagram Teaming Up With NBC for Sochi Olympics

Facebook-LogoAfter teaming up during the 2012 London Olympics, NBC and Facebook/Instagram are joining forces again for the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia.

“Building off of our successful collaboration for the London Olympics, we have expanded our relationship to better serve Olympic fans’ insatiable appetite for Games’ content,” said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics.

“Our partnership will help NBC Olympics to use the Facebook and Instagram platforms to connect directly with their viewers to enhance the viewing and digital experiences,” said Justin Osofsky, VP, Partnerships and Operations at Facebook.

In a first, NBC Olympics will premiere video content on Facebook. They launched the first of a series of features today, which tells the story of how America’s top short track speed skater, J.R. Celeski, bonded with Seattle rapper Macklemore over overcoming adversity. Read more

Facebook ‘Trending Unit’ New Player in Social TV Battle

Facebook-LogoAt the Lost Remote LA Show, Facebook poured cold water over the mantra that Twitter is the dominant force in social TV.

As our sister-site Inside Facebook reports, Facebook executive Kelly Davies Michelena touted Facebook’s social conversation as tops among second screen platforms.

But Facebook shot off another volley in the battle to own social TV at Mediabistro’s Lost Remote Show in Los Angeles on Friday. Said Kelly Davies Michelena, Strategic Partner Development of Broadcast for Facebook, in her opening remarks: “We have 5 times the social conversation around television than any other platform—combined.”

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