Thursday’s Social TV Readings

A word cloud of today's selected readings for Social TV professionals
Thursday Readings

A word cloud of today's selected readings for Social TV professionals

Today’s news roundup for Social TV pros includes: CBS rules weekly ratings, but cable networks surprise;  tonight’s highlights on TV (Dunder Miflin Christmas party!);  Is Apple going to disrupt TV; the hubbub over a NBA team’s name change, international news, deals and sports.

Thursday TV Picks

  • ‘The Office’ on NBC

The Office” on NBC (Dunder Miflin Christmas Party), “Glee” on Fox and “Elementary” on CBS.

Read the article, via NY Times on the Seattle TImes

Thursday TV Review

Burn Notice Returns, Scandal, Collision of Results Shows, and More

Burn Notice returns from its hiatus and summer cliffhanger on one of TV’s busiest nights, with a two-hour opener (9/8c)

Read the article, via TV Guide


Strong ratings for CBS, cable shows

CBS was the most popular television network last week with six of its programs reaching season highs in ratings.

Read the article, via Tulsa World


CBS Announces Major Pre-Super Bowl Broadcast Hub At NOLA’s Jackson Square

Dubbed “CBS Super Bowl Park,” four outdoor sets will be erected in Jackson Square and one in nearby Artillery Park. “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News,” “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer,” “The Talk” and “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” will all be there in the Big Easy.

Read the article, via CBS


Apple TV hinted at by CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t a fan of the current state of television. ”When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years,” Cook said in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, part of an interview that will air tonight on “Rock Center.” “It’s an area of intense interest. I can’t say more than that.”

Read the article, via Cnet


Brightcove named top online video platform of 2012

US consultancy Frost & Sullivan has named Boston-based firm Brightcove as having the top online video platform globally, and described it as the “benchmark against which other are compared”.

Read the article, via IPTV News


  • Zoom launches social TV show zoOmit

MUMBAI: Times Television Network’s Bollywood channel Zoom has launched a social TV show zoOmit which integrates television viewing and social media interaction.

The one hour weekend interactive show will air requests and dedications received on the zoOm FB app along with the requestors’ name, Facebook profile picture and dedicated message.

Read the article, via

  • Showdown looms between Argentina’s Kirchner and her biggest media critic

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s battle with the press is set to intensify this week asArgentina implements a polemic media law that her administration says encourages a plurality of voices and that opponents call an assault on free speech and democracy.

The country’s biggest media conglomerate, Grupo Clarín, has until Friday to tell the government how it will divest itself of assets under a 2009 antimonopoly ruling.

Read the article, via Minn Post


Yahoo Beefs Up Video and Mobile with Samsung, OnTheAir Deals

On the heels of forming an alliance with Samsung to deliver interactive TV, Yahoo has acquired a video chat startup known as OnTheAir.

You might compare OnTheAir to Google+ Hangouts with a Skype twist. But rather than a handful of friends chatting, the software lets organizers host  their own talk show and broadcast it to the Internet masses.

Via Sci Tech


  • Net2TV Launches Cloud-based Television Service

A new television company, Net2TV Corporation (, headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix, was announced today. The company provides advertising-supported, cloud-based television programming services. Net2TV’s first television service, Portico, features free, ad-supported programming from CBS Interactive’s food site, Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal. The Portico TV service is available now on 2011 and later Philips connected TVs in the U.S.

Read the release, via CNBC

  • Hearst Corporation Acquires 50% of NorthSouth Productions

Hearst Corporation and NorthSouth Productions, one of America’s largest independent producers of non-scripted television programming, today announced a joint venture whereby Hearst will acquire 50% of the company. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Charlie DeBevoise and Mark Hickman, both founders and partners of NorthSouth Productions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Read the release


  • Johnny Manziel talks Twitter, awards week

Texas A&M freshman QB Johnny Manziel, a finalist for college football’s biggest award, the Heisman Trophy, to be awarded in New York on Saturday, had his Twitter account officially verified. He is @JManziel2

Read the article, via ESPN

  • What’s in a nickname?

The New Orleans Hornets are going to become the New Orleans Pelicans, which, in turn, could turn the Charlotte Bobcats back into the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Buzz co-founder on Hornets: Let Jordan know there is no other option

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – The co-founder of a group that is pushing to bring the name “Hornets” back to Charlotte for the city’s professional basketball team says now is the time.

Read the article, via WBTV

  • Let’s Go, Corporate Money? 10 Companies With Strong Ties to NCAA Sports

IMG College, a division of marketing giant IMG Worldwide, is largely behind the growth in corporate sponsorships. The company is probably the biggest player in college sports today, brokering deals of all sizes with diverse businesses and schools throughout the country. Andrew Giangola of IMG College, who spoke to Minyanville via email, provides some eye-opening statistics on the topic.

Read the article, via Minyanville

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