Monday’s Social TV Must-Reads (March 11)


We can’t give you back the hour you lost on Sunday, but we can get you ahead of the rest of the week with our daily news roundup for social TV professionals.

What do we have for you today? Well, three critics’ picks for tonight’s TV (The Bachelor), a report on Saturday Night Live and Justin Timberlake-spiked ratings and a whole lot more, including links to the schedule for TV upfronts, and a profile of a video start-up in San Francisco

As usual, lots of social TV sports news from the weekend as well as our daily look at the Latin market.

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Top Story

Personalizing TV for a better experience

The multiscreen strategies service providers must devise to satisfy subscribers’ growing thirst for content

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Critics Pick Tonight’s TV Highlights

  • Season finale of ‘The Bachelor’ on ABC

Sean decides between Catherine and Lindsay on ‘The Bachelor’ finale at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC.

NYTimes via Seattle Times

  • ‘Continuum’ on Syfy

New episode of Continuum on Syfy, Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron and Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra, at 8 p.m. on Syfy.

Via LA Times,0,1356846.story

  • ‘Bachelor’ finale, ‘Dallas’ funeral

The Bachelor is going to make some young woman very happy — namely, the one he doesn’t pick who gets to be the next Bachelorette.

Via USA Today

TV Ratings

  • Justin Timberlake Drives ‘Saturday Night Live’ to 14-Month High

Justin Timberlake returned to Studio 8H on Saturday for his fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live. His appearance, and the slew of cameos that accompanied it, gave the show a sizable boost in ratings.


  • Nielsen examines viewing habits in ‘Zero TV’ households

Nearly half of the “Zero TV” homes — 48% — watch TV shows through online subscription services like Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime. More than two-thirds say they get their video on a constellation of devices that include their computers, Internet-connected TVs, smartphones and tablets, Nielsen found.

Read the article,0,6944647.story

  • Viewers Shifting from Broadcast to Cable

“We may be seeing a tipping point here,” said Brad Adgate, an analyst with New York-based Horizon Media. “This may be where the walls between cable and network fall away.”

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Boomtrain: A Social Made-for-Web Video Platform

Boomtrain, a seed-stage start-up based in San Francisco’s South of Market area, is one of the first Web 2.0 sites designed to curate and deliver exclusively made-for-web video.

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Upfront Season Going Into Overdrive

The sked is packed through the week of May 13, when the season culminates with presentations by the Big Four, CW, USA, TNT/TBS, Univision and Telemundo.

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  • Couch Slouch: Selection Sunday, or, picking out sports analysts to make fun of

Everything is available on WatchESPN, which delivers live access to all the ESPNs on tablets, computers, smartphones and Xbox — I believe there is even an app on which you can watch ESPN from the grave, regardless if the cemetery is wired for cable.

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  • A kid scoring the winning hoop for the other team? We all can relate

Thursday night happened, and the world went looking for Trey Johnson. We were calling his school, his coach, his friends. Anyone got a number for Trey? Please pass it on. We have something to say to that kid, although it’s not what you might think.

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  • Fox Sports 1 has many hurdles to overtake ESPN some day

Will Fox’s stars work weekdays?

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  • Call of the Weekend: Brandon Knight’s expert Twitter response, post-lob

When DeAndre Jordan threw down a massive alley-oop flush on Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight on Sunday evening, the reaction was swift, and Knight was the butt of it all. The play was packaged in video clips, Vine’d, and tweeted dozens of times before the second half of the game even started, and it’s likely that hundreds of people took to Twitter to look up Knight’s handle and send him a dig or 2932.

Read the article–nba.html

Latin Market

Slim May Face New Competitors in Mexico Telecom Reform Law

Lawmakers from Mexico’s three biggest parties plan today to present a wide-ranging telecommunications bill that ends a longstanding limit on foreign investment, one of the proposal’s architects said.

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