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Late Night Hosts Continue to Impress in This Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.

Trending this week is Conan O’Brien getting his hair done by ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox and John Oliver taking on the ubiquity of native advertising. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

 TV clips tend to go viral when they capture moments from the absurd to unexpected to borderline terrifying, and this week’s top videos have managed to meet all three criteria–plus they’re hysterical, adding another incentive to share online. 

 Some MVPs of late night for this round include Jimmy Kimmel - who continues his epic bit “Words From Your Mother” by inviting rapper Tyga’s mom to read the lyrics from her son’s raunchy hit “Rack City” - and Conan O’Brien, who allows ”Orange is the New Black” beauty queen, Laverne Cox, to do his hair (we’ve seen that anything “OITNB”-related is guaranteed to get some social buzz). Once again, John Oliver kills it with a comedically accurate rant criticizing advertising, spurring lots of chatter among the media industry.
 
The humor continues with funny man and social media savant Aziz Ansari revealing some absolutely ridiculous business ideas on ”Parks and Recreation,” followed by roller skating superstar Juan Carlos strutting his stuff to Madonna’s “Vogue” on “America’s Got Talent.” 
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Netflix Crosses 50-Million Member Mark

netflix-logoNetflix released its Q2 earnings report yesterday, and though it didn’t surpass analysts’ expectations, the news is generally good. Netflix led the report by announcing that 15 years after launching, it now has over 50 million members in 40 countries. The company recognizes that much of its recent growth can be attributed to the success of ‘Orange is the New Black.’ The company’s “U.S. member base grew to more than 36 million on the strength of our ever-improving content offering, including Orange is the New Black Season 2. For Q3, we expect about 1.3 million net additions, comparable to Q3’13 in which we premiered Orange Season 1. We are pleased our net additions in the U.S. remain on par with last year.”

In addition to the potential of adding many more U.S. customers, the company has only scratched the surface abroad. Netflix saw 78% year-over-year international subscriber growth, with 13.8 million subscribers at the end of Q2.

Here are other highlights from Netflix’s earnings report, which have far-reaching implications across the digital, social TV, connected TV, and over-the-top landscape: Read more

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Squashes Cancellation Rumors: ‘Bullsh*t’

Over the weekend, “Orange Is the New Black” nixed rumors that it had been cancelled. The show’s Twitter page denied the the rumors by utilizing a quote from one of the show’s top characters.

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Netflix Releases ‘Orange Is the New App’

OITNB appIt was a binge-watching weekend for many “Orange Is the New Black” fans, as season two’s Friday release kept many fans busy trying to get through 13 new episodes.

Today, fans have even more access to the show: Netflix has released a new “OITNB” app, which is a photo-sharing app that allows fans to customize cards with their own messages and photos, generate OITNB-themed memes, and more.

There are also already-made cards showcasing top images and quotes from the show.

Users can spread their custom memes on social through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.

A Quick Primer on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Before Season Two

For those looking to get in the know about season one of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” What’s Trending has the definitive recap in less than five minutes.

Season two, which features 13 new episodes, is available tomorrow on Netflix.

Orange is the New Black gains positive momentum on social leading up to premiere

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 6.46.35 AMOrange is the New Black’s highly anticipated season two will launch tomorrow to fan’s delight. Netflix has been busy executing a large marketing campaign to match passionate fans eagerness to see the new season. Fizziology, the “consultative social media research company,” shared research with Lost Remote showing that in the past week there have been “99,000 social mentions – 83% which are positive.” Here are the full details of their report. Read more

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Meets ‘Arrested Development’

Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” returns on Friday with 13 new episodes, and the network posted a video today featuring one of its other popular shows synergizing with OITNB.

“Now the story of a wealthy girl who lost everything, and the one family who had no choice but to help her keep it together,” said the narrator of a YouTube video mimicking “Arrested Development’s” classic show open with images of “OITNB” lead character Piper Chapman and her cast of fellow inmates.

If you remember back, “Arrested Development,” which was resurrected by Netflix after a seven-year absense, had an opening that went like this: “Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.”

‘Orange is the New Black’s’ Taylor Schilling wins Webby Award

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 12.33.23 AMLost Remote attended last night’s star-studded 18th Annual Webby Awards in New York City’s Financial District (hosted by the hilarious Patton Oswalt). Among the big winners was Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling who took home the award for best Actress. The win is another big nod for the extremely popular show about to launch its second season on Netflix. Since the beginning the stars of the show have used their own social media presences to increase the show’s popularity. Read more

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 3 Renewal Announced…on Instagram

Netflix is letting its stars do the important informing; “Orange Is the New Black‘s” Laura Prepon announced the show has been renewed for a third season on her Instagram this afternoon.


“It’s official!! Season 3!!” Prepon wrote to the right of the image, which threw out potential season three titles.

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Aaron Sorkin’s Take on the Rise of TV Binge-Watching

aaron-sorkin_rAaron Sorkin made headlines this week for asking “The Newsroom” fans to “start over” ahead of the final season; he also gave his take on whether “binge-watching” is changing the way traditional TV writers work.

“I love House of Cards just like everybody else, I binge-watch it just like everybody else, but House of Cards is obviously the anti-West Wing,” Sorkin said during a Tribeca Film Festival panel. “I am a binge-watcher myself. If House of Cards or any other show can get me not wanting to stop, good on them. I don’t think writers or show runners are changing their style at all.”

Sorkin’s take definitely applies to his work, as his HBO show depicting the TV news industry plays like a traditional TV show airing over the course of a full season, with a week between episodes. As a result, plot and character development develop at a slower pace, as opposed to a show like “House of Cards,” where, spoiler alert, a leading character can rise from a U.S. Congressman, to Vice President, to president all over the course of 26 episodes–or for dedicated viewers, over one enjoyable binge-watching weekend.

But with binge-released shows like “House of Cards,” and “Orange Is the New Black,” still only a couple years old, it’s a little early to see if writers for traditional TV shows are changing their style to meet the demand for quicker entertainment.

Another TV star also appeared at the film festival, stepping back into his legendary TV role.

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