HBO Connect is continuing to become a larger part of HBO’s digital strategy. In fact, when we asked Sabrina Caluori, HBO’s VP of Social Media/Marketing, about how HBO Connect tied into the network’s overall social media and social TV strategy, she was unabashed about its significance: “It is our digital marketing secret weapon. We have the ability to dream up social media activations big and small and give them a platform agnostic home in a branded environment – without big build costs each and every time.” HBO Connect uses Mass Relevance’s capabilities and the landing page for each HBO show will be able to integrate its tools differently according to its own strategy. We spoke with Caluori about the updates to HBO Connect, the role of Mass Relevance, and where she thinks social TV is headed. Read more
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In recent days media has been consumed by one Edward Snowden who revealed a Skynet-type infrastructure called Prism that the government is running. At the same time it appears as if traditional cable TV business is gearing up for a Game of Thrones-style war with many “kingdoms” that include Intel, Aereo, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and more. Are the cable TV walls about to crumble? Read more
Fueled by amazing caught-on-camera news clips, Russia Today’s YouTube channel has hit one billion lifetime views — the first TV brand on YouTube to reach the milestone. RT is rather excited about it, first producing a thank you video (below), then an entire TV show, “Billion Bulletin,” about the accomplishment.
YouTube has kicked off an interesting week of comedy programming. The video mega-platform is placing big bets on a week of comedy programming that essentially takes over the spotlight and ads of its homepage and more. This is a massive attempt to program their chunk of the internet as if it were a linear TV schedule. If successful, it could prove to be a historic moment in web video. YouTube has also turned to GetGlue’s new ad platform to help spread the word to influencers. Read more
For a journo who has found success with decidedly old-school methods, Ed Gordon has some advice for aspiring broadcasters: get on YouTube. “In today’s world… it’s about producing and owning your content,” he told Mediabistro in the latest installment of So What Do You Do?. Gordon also advises young people with dreams of being on the small screen to “learn where your craft is headed,” and talks about the importance of perseverance when it comes to career success:
There are a lot of people who’ve given up trying to get on commercial television and have gone to securing their own YouTube channels, and I think, at the end of the day, that’s going to be the future of broadcasting. People are just going to put stuff out there. They’re gonna have their own YouTube channels, and eventually you’ll be able to buy things from those channels. But I think one of the things that people have to understand is it takes perseverance.
Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Ed Gordon, Host of Conversations with Ed Gordon?
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Shortly after a disintegrating NASCAR vehicle spewed debris into the crowd, a spectator uploaded a terrifying clip of the accident and the aftermath to YouTube. But the clip was suddenly removed with the message, “This video contains content from NASCAR, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.” Read more
As the web evolves and matures we’ve begun to cover more shows that are not on traditional TV. For example, Battleground and The Yard are two must see shows from 2012, that aired exclusively on Hulu in the US, not a traditional TV network. In May YouTube pitched their brand new TV-like channels to advertisers during the traditional TV upfronts. Now Ashton Kutcher’s Thrash Lab YouTube Channel and Eric Finley are showing off what the future of comedy will look like with “Comment Counselor.” Read more
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