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How is the social web reacting to the news of Colbert taking over for Letterman?

It’s official. CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as the host of the Late Show, when we retires in 2015. Colbert has yet to tweet about it to his over 6 million followers. Kontera, a provider of insights for brand marketers has already seen a huge amount of activity on the social web. Here are the details. Read more

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Seth Meyers begins late night transition with @LateNightSeth

Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 8.24.58 PMLate Night with Seth Meyers may begin in a month and a half, but Seth Meyers didn’t wait until February 24th to debut his show’s Twitter presence. On Monday, @LateNightSeth sent its first  three tweets: a promo for the show on YouTube,  a retweet of Seth Meyers’s main account promoting the same video, and a picture with Abraham Lincoln, a llama, and showgirls. The first 5 accounts @LateNightSeth followed? Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Saturday Night Live, SNL Weekend Update, and Alex Baze. Read more

Team Coco releases iPhone and Android versions of its Emmy-winning app

A year ago, Team Coco released an exciting Emmy Award-winning tablet app that served as a true second screen companion for each episode of Conan, delivering extra content in real time.  The problem was that the app was for tablets only. Last week, though, Team Coco released an iPhone and Android version of the app, which will keep the show’s digital team at the forefront of late-night comedy fan engagement. Read more

Social TV explodes as Matt Damon hijacks Jimmy Kimmel Live

The late-night race to innovate is on. A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Conan O’Briens entirely crowsourced episode “Occupy Conan” set to air on Janaury 31st. This past Thursday night, the rivalry between Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon was taken to the next level when Damon kidnapped Kimmel and hijacked his show. Fans of the show know that it has been a running joke for years that Kimmel bumps Damon at the end of episodes saying that they’re out of time. Here’s how Damon got revenge and how how social TV reacted. Read more

ESPNU launches late night show powered by social

They say each generation is more digitally savvy than the next. As younger generations begin to produce TV for major networks, the social platforms they grew up with are beginning to become the focus of how they create content. ESPN has just launched its first major late night show on ESPNU called UNITE.

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