After the announcement of the first revival, Vulture’s Josef Adalian wrote about “three reasons why AMC’s un-cancellation of the show wasn’t a totally bonkers idea.” Adalian’s third reason – “Because of the show’s procedural format, AMC can try to attract new viewers to season three” – is likely the rationale behind Netflix bringing back a final, 6-episode season of the show. Season 4 does not yet have a release date, and Netflix will be able to take its time trying to cull fans of the first three seasons and potential viewers alike. Yesterday, Netflix began its social push for the show, introducing an Instagram account with behind-the-scenes pictures and videos from the set. Read more
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Before Hulu and the ability to stream Netflix there was All Media Network’s SideReel. SideReel aggregates links from other websites that host or embed full episodes of TV shows. Yesterday, SideReel iOS was released and the free app lets fans find, track and watch their favorite TV series on iOS devices.
SideReel’s tracker allows fans to mark off episodes of shows that they’ve watched and receive alerts when new episodes of favorite shows are airing on TV. The tracker also features a discovery element, as the deep content library of more than 27,000 shows and 100,000 episodes that SideReel has amassed over the years is easily sortable by genre and user ratings.
“Everyone loves TV. From superfans to casual watchers, everyone has a favorite show they love to watch,” said Laura Murphy, President of All Media Network. “With the huge volume of content across multiple online platforms, it’s hard for busy consumers to discover new shows and keep track of their favorites. SideReel makes it easy for viewers to find and track their TV favorites and points them in the right direction for where to watch.” Read more
House of Cards continues to ramp up their social TV footprint and it’s now going way beyond just sharing their own show’s content. The show’s official Twitter account, @HouseofCards live tweeted Thursday night’s episode of Scandal and made a point to engage with cast members who were live-tweeting the show. Read more
Yesterday, Lost Remote attended a premier party and screening for the highly anticipated season two of House of Cards. Sebastian Arcelus, who plays Deputy Editor Lucas Goodwin was in attendance to introduce the premier episode. Last season, the fact that a high quality show was streaming online became the main story. Yesterday’s event that featured influential bloggers, reports and representatives from major social networks shows Netflix devotion to the new world of TV. Here’s Sebastian’s introduction. Read more
When Amazon decided to make its foray into original programming it did so in a non-traditional, Amazon-like way. The company is known for its customer-centric ideology, and so in the spring, it released eight comedy pilots and let consumers decide which one should be green-lit. The public spoke, and Amazon Prime members will have the ability to watch Alpha House (starring John Goodman) and Betas. Read more
Deutsch LA, the creative mastermind behind Volgswagen’s “The Force” commercial, one of the most talked about TV advertisements in recent memory, recently added Netflix to its roster. The agency’s first commercial for the entertainment platform, ‘Tree Topper,’ tells the story of a crazy family from the perspective of a Christmas tree topper, which is voiced by The Sopranos’ Lorraine Bracco. She describes what she has seen during her Christmas’s with the family, including the many antics of the McDermott boys. Read more
Netflix is straying from its full-release binge-watching strategy for its first original children’s series, “Turbo FAST.”
The company announced today that it will offer five episodes of the animated show, dubbed a “high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything up to the extreme,” on December 24, and release the remaining episodes throughout 2014.
“We’ve long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. “They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world.”
The cable TV industry may be looking at a big change in the future, according to Cablevision’s CEO Jim Dolan. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Dolan stated “there could come a day’ when his company stops offering television service, making broadband its primary offering.” Read more
Netflix is ramping up its efforts to challenge traditional TV, debuting a new look today for TV sets that aims to hook viewers for even longer.
The internet movie and television giant—whose recent hits “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black” have helped its subscription numbers and stock price skyrocket — redesigned its TV look to better synch with big-screen TVs. Expect bigger images accompanying various titles, along with new descriptions with an explanation of recommendations.
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