Tuesday Social TV Must-Reads (May 21)
Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards were the biggest Social TV event since the Grammy Awards back in January and spiked in the ratings as the top story in our mid-day roundup of Social TV must-reads.
Check out stories on Monday’s ratings, Oklahoma tornado coverage, Best Buy earnings, branded content, YouTube, Samsung, Dish, Tivo, Soccer ad earnings, Tumblr, IMDB, and a new NBC News president?
Billboard Awards Surge From 2012, ‘ Apprentice’ Finale Falls, ‘Simpsons’ Flat
Just like last year, the last Sunday of the broadcast season saw a schedule full of specials and finales. Unlike 2012, the specials and the finales split the difference for the top spots. With wins by Taylor Swift and Madonna, boos from the audience directed at Justin Bieber and a closing performance from Prince, the 2013 Billboard Awards (3.6/10) was up big from last year.
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‘Hawaii Five-0′ Up, ‘The Voice’ Falls, ‘Motive’ Soft, ‘The Goodwin Games’ Low
NBC was number one with adults 18-49, while ABC won with total viewers. On NBC, The Voice notched a 3.4 down 11 percent from last week’s 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. It was the lowest-rated performance show this season and Monday low for the series.
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OKC’s TV News Excels in Another Disaster
[Blog] In Oklahoma, particularly in the springtime, dangerous weather is a part of life. And so are the local TV news stations in state. Chances are good that the bottom corner of your TV screen come May has the familiar map of the state covered with red, yellow, and green Doppler radar images on loop denoting the severity of…
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A Family Emerges From Shelter to See Damage from ‘Biggest Tornado in History’
A video has revealed the heartbreaking and surreal images survivors of the Oklahoma tornado must have encountered in their dozens as they emerged from their storm shelters following Monday’s record storm. One man filmed the moment he opened the hatch on his shelter and first saw the devastation above ground. It is a moment which was no doubt replicated for many who emerged to see their homes, businesses and lives destroyed..
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Best Buy earnings slump on turnaround costs, Super Bowl shift
The electronics retailer reported slumping first-quarter profit and sales on Tuesday..
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Trends in Branded Broadcast Content
[Blog] Oh how I love my PVR!! After years of being in the advertising and communications business, my husband and I delight in zapping the rubbish ads and moving on to what we really want to watch – the programme!
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YouTube Marks 8 Years of Online Video Content
Google’s YouTube now receives more than 100 hours of video uploads every minute. That’s a lot of growth since it started in May 2005. Google’s YouTube unit just turned 8 years old, having launched in May 2005 as a video-sharing Website where people could post their creative works and watch to see if they gained any footholds.
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Samsung’s Wallet app launches in Korea
Samsung showed off its Wallet app to developers earlier this year, and now Korean customers can download it onto compatible Android devices from the
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Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app
Available today, DISH announced several enhancements to its DISH Anywhere™ mobile app, including access to On Demand programming on Android (4.0 and higher) and Apple iOS (5.0 and highe…
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TiVo adds MLB.tv in the US today, nears IPTV launch in Sweden
TiVo announced its quarterly earnings yesterday, revealing a net loss for the quarter of $10.8 million. Despite that, its push to partner with cable companies seems to be going well: it recorded its largest growth in MSO customers in seven years, adding 277,000 subscriptions that way.
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Rise of the Non-Network Originals Gives TV Nets Cause for Concern
TV networks showcasing their wares during the recent upfront have a bigger concern than one-upping their broadcast rivals: grabbing attention from original content on nontraditional platforms, many of which are not ad-supported. This influx in originals such as Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Hemlock Grove” is being blamed for the overall decline in TV viewership, and potentially stealing dollars from the estimated $63.9 billion U.S.
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Manchester United top Premier League clubs in TV earnings
Soccer champions Manchester United topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost 61 million pounds ($93 million) in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday.
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David Karp: The One-Person Product
[Blog] In 2006, I moved to New York and started working for David Karp doing web development for various media companies. That fall, in a brief gap before starting a new client, David said that we were going to make a prototype of an idea he’d had for a while.
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IMDB Wants to Challenge Twitter on Social TV Front
Amazon’s been making a much bigger push into advertising and original entertainment. But the company has long had a major integral presence in the space, albeit a quiet one. That is, if you consider 160 million uniques quiet. That’s how big and integral IMDB.com is to the Web experience.
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A New President at NBC News Could Augur Changes in Online Presentation
Even though the NBC Nightly News remains at the top of the ratings, the network’s news division has suffered some setbacks with the cancellation of “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” the “Today” show’s turmoil, and the Matt Lauer Q rating deathwatch.
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