Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

Ericsson ConsumerLab Report Highlights Changes in TV and Video Viewing Habits

Ericsson ConsumerLab released a report yesterday identifying the changing habits in TV and video viewing. Some key points include: 72% of respondents watch TV and video on mobile devices each week Content watched in separate chunks of time, but seamlessly

Twitter Acquires Trendrr to Build Social TV Offerings

By Digital Media Wire Trendrr CEO and Founder Mark Ghuneim announced today on the company’s blog that the company is being acquired by Twitter. Here’s the full announcement: “Over the last five years we have led the way in working with real-time

Facebook Makes Big Changes to Contest Rules

By Cecily Kellogg for Babble Facebook has announced some sweeping changes to how “don’t-call-them-contests-call-them-promotions” can be run on business pages. I cannot tell you how much confusion there has been over the years about running promotions on Facebook – particularly

Discovery Channel Adapting I F@&$ing Love Science for Television and Online Video

By Mike Vago for The A.V. Club The Discovery Channel announced the latest in the burgeoning genre of TV shows based on Internet phenomena with curse words in the title, as the network is adapting Facebook favorite I F—ing Love

Google Chromecast to Drive OTT Set-Top Market

By Gabriel Miramar-Garcia for Rapid TV News The smart set-top box and dongle market is expected to pass 18 million units in 2013 – higher than originally forecasted. According to ABI Research, the revision is due to the arrival of

How BuzzFeed Contriubuted to the Success of Orange Is the New Black

By Natan Edelsburg for Lost Remote Netflix’s successful foray into traditional TV has caused the industry to question what a “success” really means in an environment where Nielsen ratings don’t matter and views aren’t released publicly. An extremely important and interesting

Kevin Spacey Dismisses the Line Between TV and Film

By Andrew Dickins for C21Media Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has told the Edinburgh International TV Festival that the idea of a division between feature films and television series will soon “fall away.” Delivering the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture this evening, the

The 2014 International Digital Emmy® Awards Competition Opens Sept. 4, 2013

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that the 2014 International Digital Emmy® Awards competition will open September 4, 2013. The official entry form will be available here at that time. Deadline for entries is November 4, 2013.

Viewster Now Offering Red Bull Media House Content On Demand

By Robert Briel for Broadband TV News Viewster will add Red Bull Media House video content available to viewers in the UK, Benelux, Germany and the Nordics. Viewster subsribers will be able to watch action sports and culture content, produced

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