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From Barely Legal Pawn to Obama Expressions: 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 a host of clips all either added this week, about a new series, or about a new season. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content:

It’s a mashup of all the greatest bits of TV this week, we couldn’t decide on just one awesome theme so we had to pick an assortment of the best. A little late night, a little shark week and a little Emmy’s, all coming together to make up this week’s top five viral TV clips.

Some big names star in an unexpected, but magnificent skit to promote the upcoming Emmy Awards, apparently Bryan Cranston can play any role. We decided to showcase our favorite clip from Shark Week, which involves a diver doing something you didn’t think was possible to a reef shark. Team ‘Late Night’ brought on the laughs at others expense this week. Jimmy Fallon makes fun of Obama’s expressions, Conan makes fun of Buzzfeed lists and finally, John Oliver makes fun of, and also educates us on, American police tactics.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Pornstache: A Look at the Week’s Top 5 Viral TV Clips

5by_mobile_app_screenshot_304x200There is a lot of great video content on the web – the problem is finding the right thing to watch. 5by, the video discovery platform acquired by StumbleUpon in September 2013, solves that. 5by founder Greg Isenberg wanted to surface the best web videos based on a user’s moods and preferences to eliminate the guessing game associated with searching for videos.

In a LinkedIn Influencer post about Isenberg and the ‘Anatomy of a Million Dollar Idea,’ Isenberg tells writer J.T. O’Donnell: “I was trying to find an app that would serve me content based on my mood and preferences. Similar to music apps like Pandora or Spotify, I wanted to be able to sit on my iPad and have short videos queued up instead of having to watch TV or manually search for them on the web. When I realized no such app existed, I immediately got started on the project to create one.” Read more

Why 5by Sees Vice, Tribeca, and Defy Media Partnerships as ‘Win-Win’

StumbleUpon 5by Partner Channel Launch

5by, a video discovery app, recently announced media partnerships with VICE Media, Tribeca Enterprises, and DEFY Media. 5by allows users to find, watch, and share web videos and, rather than search for content, the app creates playlists based on ratings and a user’s mood. Along with the media partnerships, 5by also announced that both its iOS and Android apps are now compatible with Google Chromecast.

“5by is all about recommending and delivering the best videos. VICE, Tribeca and DEFY Media are some of the best video content creators and through our collaborations, 5by users can navigate those channels to watch freshly curated video playlists,” 5by CEO Greg Isenberg tells Lost Remote.

VICE, Tribeca, and DEFY will have partner channels and will be curating custom video playlists. The experiences will appear to 5by users either on the home screen or as channels depending on the time of day and on individual preferences.

“Partner channels are a win-win: 5by users are introduced to great content, and partners build new audiences and increase views,” Isenberg added. “We’re excited to work with additional creators, publishers and brands to realize this mutually beneficial vision.”

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TV companies that have created new StumbleUpon channels

StumbleUpon recently announced a major overhaul that will allow brands and personalities to create content channels. "For example, users can now tell StumbleUpon to feed them information about specific brands, such as Audi, instead of a general topic such as cars or ask to be steered to the best material from a particular website, such as FunnyorDie.com," explains AP. Even our own Cory Bergman's BreakingNews made headlines by becoming the first curated StumbleUpon news channel.

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Traffic from (most) social sites skyrocketing

StumbleUpon recently announced a major overhaul that will allow brands and personalities to create content channels. "For example, users can now tell StumbleUpon to feed them information about specific brands, such as Audi, instead of a general topic such as cars or ask to be steered to the best material from a particular website, such as FunnyorDie.com," explains AP. Even our own Cory Bergman's BreakingNews made headlines by becoming the first curated StumbleUpon news channel.

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