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HBO Makes First Episode of ‘Silicon Valley’ Available on YouTube

If you’re a regular Lost Remote reader, then you’ve likely seen the first episode of HBO’s new comedy series, ‘Silicon Valley,’ and liked it. If you haven’t, then HBO has made the first episode available free to stream on YouTube, which is just one example of the social and tech-centric tactics that the network has chosen to employ to market the Mike Judge-helmed comedy.

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Mass Relevance Platform makes it easier for networks to create social TV experiences

mass-relevance-logoAustin-based Mass Relevance has been the go-to company for networks seeking to create bespoke social TV experiences. HBO uses Mass Relevance technology on each of its shows’ homepages, and award shows like MTV’s VMAs and ABC’s CMAs rely on Mass Relevance to power its cross-platform social integrations.

Now, Mass Relevance Platform will allow marketers with little technical experience to quickly develop social programs while being powerful enough for developers to create custom solutions. Networks will no longer need to lean as heavily on the Mass Relevance team for support, and it will likely result in more social TV integrations that utilize Mass Relevance’s already popular technology. Read more

How Bill Maher Is Enlisting Social to Unseat an Incumbent Member of Congress

placeholder-episode-default-1024Television has been an integral part of the U.S. political process since September, 1960, when John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in the first nationally televised presidential debate; social TV has become a major player since the 2008 presidential election.

Two weeks ago on HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher announced a new initiative to shake up the relationship between social and politics. As we reported, Maher plans to flip a congressional district in the upcoming mid-term elections by periodically going to specific congressional districts, talking about that congressman, and seeing if “we can’t get some change effected in America.”

On the show, Maher solicited viewers to submit nominations via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using hashtag #flipadistrict. Bill will ultimately choose the district to pursue, but it will be based on viewer response.

The experiment caught our eye, and Lost Remote recently talked to “Real Time” EP Scott Carter about how the show conceived the idea, and how #flipadistrict will be incorporated into upcoming episodes. Read more

‘Girls’ star Evan Jonigkeit on ‘Winnebago Man’ and his use of social media

evanjThis past week’s episode of Girls (minor spoiler alert coming) shows  Zosia Mamet’s (Shoshana) real life boyfriend Evan Jonigkeit playing Parker, her latest fling on the hit HBO show. Jonigkeit a rising star, spoke with Lost Remote at the Girls premiere earlier this year. He spoke about his use of Twitter, his favorite YouTube video and more. Here are the details. Read more

On ‘Real Time,’ Bill Maher announces plans to #flipadistrict

real_time_with_bill_maher-show1_9307Friday night on HBO’s ‘Real Time’, Bill Maher pointed out that while Congress has a 13% approval rating, 90% of incumbents are re-elected each term.

On ‘Real Time,” Maher has consistently addressed the subjects of congressional inaction and ineptitude through his monologue, panel, and ‘New Rules’ segments. Perhaps Maher realized the limits of this format, so on Friday night Maher announced that he and his show would attempt to bring about true change in a more direct way:

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‘Game of Thrones’ The Exhibition returns giving fans an even bigger opportunity to immerse themselves in Westeros

image001Last year we covered the Game of Thrones Exhibition, an unprecedented opportunity for fans of the show to live the culture and even see Tumblr fan art. The Exhibition is returning with stops around the world and the U.S. including NYC and Austin during SXSW. Here are the details. Read more

HBO GO is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

hbogo_logoLast week at the inaugural Buzzfeed Brews event in New York, BuzzFeed Business Editor Peter Lauria interviewed HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler about “about the future of the industry, changes at Time Warner, and digital and streaming video’s encroachment on cable TV.”

At the event, Plepler also announced that HBO and PlayStation have partnered to offer HBO GO on PlayStation 3, with PlayStation 4 soon to follow. This is a big addition to PlayStation’s app offerings, and it will certainly help bolster HBO GO’s growing streaming numbers.

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Game of Thrones uses Vine to tease tonight’s debut of the season 4 trailer

120329024937-game-of-thrones-joffrey-story-topSocial TV fans cannot get enough of Game of Thrones. Even in November, with the next season premier five months away, the buzz was palpable.  Tonight at 8:58pm EST, before the series premiere of the highly anticipated True Detective, HBO  debuted the first official trailer for season 4 of Game of Thrones. This trailer is the first extended look at the new season and will unveil new characters and footage. Read more

HBO’s ‘Looking’ Building on Social for Premiere

LookingThere’s been a lot of buzz about the third season premiere of HBO‘s “Girls”, which Lost Remote covered at last night at Tumblr’s premiere party, but the girls will have male company soon when “Looking” premieres on January 19 at 10:30pmET.

The show about three gay friends living and loving in San Francisco has been actively promoting itself on social, posting on Facebook photos of the cast and videos on modern gay vernacular, and generating tons of photos of the cast on the show’s Instagram page.

And like its counterpart “Girls,” expect social media’s daily presence in young America’s life to be a key player in the show: Read more

HBO throws screening party for launch of ‘Girls’ Tumblr at platform’s NYC HQ

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HBO has been making all the right moves as the highly anticipated season three of Girls sets to premiere. We’ve covered their use on Snapchat, interviewed Executive Producer Judd Apatow and tonight we attend their bash and screening at Tumblr’s HQ in NYC. Here are the details. Read more

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