YouTube is rumored to be ready to launch pay channels, Samsung acquires a second-screen startup, Aereo is suing CBS, and Facebook may start running ads against video are our picks as must-read stories for Social TV professionals in our daily mid-day roundup. Read more
(Image from Watertown, Mass., via Fox) Last week’s tragedy in Boston had viewers going to cable, with Fox winning Friday night’s 7 p.m. hour, when news broke.
Is it app season? As we have poured through literally hundreds of news links today, we have selected almost a half dozen articles about new TV-related apps, ranging from former quarterback Joe Montana “Social Fantasy App” to a synced iPad app that lets viewers purchase what they see, already integrated with the show, ‘Scandal.’
Netflicks and Univision reported good quarters, research came out that ties Facebook to TV viewership, the upfronts and sports are among the articles we have picked for you today in our mid-day Social TV must-reads. Read more
Facebook is considering video ads on the timeline at $1 million each. Will that crack open TV budgets for social? Check out that story as well as the latest stories about ratings, news about upstart Aereo, Verizon’s quarterly results, Zeebox, the upfronts, content and a look at the Latin market in our daily mid-day roundup of must-read news for social TV professionals. Read more
Social TV Daily returns today from a hiatus after technical and administrative issues. We regret the break and look forward to continuing to bring you must-read news and information about the emerging social TV industry.
Today, we bring you a look at critics picks for the upcoming weekend programming and sports, a look behind-the-scenes at CBS Final Four coverage, via USA Today, a new Twitter account for Al Jazeera, digital ad news, lots of sports and a look at the Latin Market. Read more
Who says the U.S. doesn’t appreciate soccer? Last night, soccer dominated social mentions for both broadcast and cable, knocking NBC’s The Voice down to a third-place showing. We take a look at the numbers.
The ratings success of the NCAA basketball tournament — March Madness — is translating into digital success and not cannibalizing in-person attendance, we learn today. Read more
As we start the week with wishes for a happy Passover to those of you who celebrate, our top stories today are Shazam tags a BBC exec to drive its TV efforts, and the executive editor of Social TV Daily is quoted by Amy Kuperinsky in the Newark, N.J.-based Star-Ledger about the changes in TV and music. Read more