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HBO and Facebook partner for ‘True to the End’ social TV marathon

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 1.17.01 PMHBO’s True Blood will come back for it’s final season on Sunday, June 22nd at 9pm. Earlier this week HBO launched a partnership with Facebook to create a social TV marathon leading up to the big premiere. “In celebration of the highly anticipated premiere of the seventh and final season of True Blood, HBO and Facebook are collaborating on an innovative use of social media insights that will highlight fan favorite moments from the series’ Facebook page (11 million fans) into the on-air broadcast,” according to the release. Here are the details. Read more

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

As ‘True Blood’s’ final season approaches, fans start predicting (spoiler alert)

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 6.33.57 AMHBO’s True Blood will kick off its final season (themed #TrueToTheEnd) on June 22nd. Last season left many fans wondering if Eric Northman truly met his true death. In anticipation of the big premiere Insticator, our social TV predictions partner shared some results from what fans are guessing. Read more

HBO and BuzzFeed Team Up for ‘Awkward Family Viewing’

HBO Awkward MomentsIf your a millennial or younger person who’s ever experienced the awkwardness of watching risque premium TV with your parents, HBO and Buzzfeed have got the videos for you.

“Awkward family viewing,” a seven-video series being distributed this week on HBO and BuzzFeed’s custom YouTube and Twitter pages, depicts uncomfortable millennials watching HBO shows like “Girls,” “Game of Thrones,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “True Detective,” and “True Blood” with their out-of-touch parents.

“See hunny…you have the right to speak up, it’s your body,” a father tells his clearly uncomfortable daughter as she watches a sex scene from “Girls.

“You know, I never cheated on your mother,” a father tells his son while watching a scene from “True Detective.” The scene shows Woody Harrelson giving a gift to the woman he is cheating on his wife with. “Not that I never had opportunities.”

“Alright dad, please…” the uncomfortable son responds.

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With ‘Betas’, Amazon makes original programming splash

betas__130529132818When 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

The top 2012 social tv shows according to GetGlue

With New Year’s a couple of weeks behind us, it is worth taking a look at the top tv shows and movies that drove the social conversation in 2012, and see whether these TV shows can maintain a stronghold on the social activity in 2013. Here’s GetGlue‘s take on social TV in 2012. Read more

An inside look at HBO Nordic’s social TV strategy

The social web instantly connects millions (and now billions)  of people around the world. For social TV, the TV part is not always as global. A big elephant in the social TV living room is how TV fans around the room talk about TV content at the same time but can’t necessarily access it. “HBO Nordic AB, the newly formed joint venture of  Home Box Office, Inc. and Parsifal International,” will be launching in mid-October on linear and have already launched in a big way on social.  Read more

An inside look at how HBO and Cinemax are using social for Comic-Con

Comic-Con preview night is just a day away. If you haven't already read our comprehensive guide to the big social TV fan gathering in San Diego, catch up here. In addition to HBO's panels around Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Treme and more, the network has a detailed social TV plan for the big event. Here's a unique interview with VP of Social Media and Performance Marketing for the network, Sabrina Caluori.

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How 'True Blood' season five premiered on social [infographic]

The long awaited True Blood season five premiered on HBO as we find out what happened to Tara and what Bill and Eric's fate will bring them. The TV event was sure to make a big splash on social as one of TV's biggest Sunday night's of the year ensued. Bluefin Labs provided Lost Remote with an analysis on the buzz.

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