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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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Time Warner Cable customers to be treated to interactive Super Bowl experience in New York

twcTime Warner Cable announced that it will be taking over a space in New York’s Meat Packing District to create a ‘pop-up’ experience in the lead up to this year’s Super Bowl. Called Time Warner Cable Studios, the space will give network partners stations to develop to engage fans. While open, Time Warner Cable Studios will feature performances from high-profile music acts and surprise celebrity guests, and the cable provider’s Facebook page will be live-streaming the red carpet activity for all concerts. Read more

Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer From Facebook

snapchatPhoto text messaging app Snapchat has turned down a $3 billion cash offer from Facebook, reports The Wall Street Journal.

According to the Journal’s report, Snapchat is not currently on the market.

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat’s 23-year-old co-founder and CEO, will not likely consider an acquisition or an investment at least until early next year, the people briefed on the matter said. They said Spiegel is hoping Snapchat’s numbers – of users and messages – will grow enough by then to justify an even larger valuation, the people said.

According to the report, this is the second time Facebook attempted to buy Snapchat, previously offering over $1 billion, and coming back in recent weeks with the all cash offer, which would have doubled the amount it paid for Instagram in 2012.

Snapchat declined comment on the report.

Social buzz and ratings bump help drive the Country Music Awards back to first place

cmaawards-logoABC’s broadcast last Wednesday of the Country Music Association Awards – or, the CMAs for short – averaged 16.6 million viewers, a 3 million viewer climb compared to last year. Social activations surrounding country music and their industry award shows have become increasingly important. For the CMAs this year, women drove the majority of the social buzz surrounding the awards, and, surprisingly, New Jersey accounted for a large portion of this buzz among U.S. states. Read more

What Is The Real Financial Value News Brings To Twitter?

TwitterAs the debate over Twitter’s financial value continues in preparation for its IPO Thursday, Wall Street Journal Senior Producer Jason Bellini looks at the overall financial value that news brings to Twitter. Bellini focuses on the eight percent of American users who get their news from Twitter—equaling profits for advertisers—as of the one half of Twitter users that use the medium for news, 48% of them make $75,000 or more. Read more

‘There’s a new Malcolm Gladwell in town. That town is LinkedIn, and that Malcolm Gladwell is Conan O’Brien’

conanlinkedinConan O’Brien and Team Coco have been late-night social TV leaders since moving to TBS and have made good use of Twitter and Facebook as mediums. Now, Conan is taking to LinkedIn, joining yesterday as an Influencer and as “CEO at Conan.” Read more

CBC partners with Facebook, becomes first international partner to use new tools on-air

battle_of_the_blades1CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster, is breaking new ground with an ambitious social TV effort for Battle of the Blades, the network’s prime-time figure skating show. On October 7, Dan Rose, Facebook’s vice president of partnerships, announced that CBC was one of a selected number of international broadcasters to gain access to Facebook’s new TV tools, which we wrote about last month. Read more

Facebook showcases big ‘Breaking Bad’ numbers as it courts TV industry

breakingbadAfter every big TV event, Twitter is quick to share its social TV stats for the broadcast. But with Facebook suddenly in the social TV race, it shared its own numbers the morning after the “Breaking Bad” finale on AMC. And as you might imagine, Facebook’s sheer reach plays to its advantage.

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Breaking Bad wins at the Emmys and on Facebook

2013-primetime-emmy-award-nominations-announcedLast night’s Emmy telecast drew 17.6 million viewers, the most since 2005. Not only were people watching at home, but they were also posting about the awards on Facebook. According to Facebook, here were the top 5 social moment from the 2013 Emmys on Facebook. Read more

Infographic: 25 dead TV shows still living on Facebook

In a different era, it is unlikely that Fox‘s “Arrested Development” or “Family Guy” would have returned to the air with new episodes after once being canceled. Fan petitions would be confined to desktops of TV executives before being tossed away unheeded. This has changed with the birth of the internet, and shows are no longer cancelled merely because of low ratings, nor is it a foregone conclusion that a show will die with cancellation. Read more

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