Posts Tagged ‘digital’

How CNN and Cisco Made A Web Series About Progressive Cities

July 18, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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How CNN Made a Cisco-Sponsored Web Series About Progressive Cities

July 18, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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‘South Park’ All Past Seasons Moving to Hulu Under Exclusive Pact

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The “South Park” lads are heading on down to Hulu — in a big way. The Hulu Plus subscription service will become the exclusive online-streaming home for all past seasons of the long-running Comedy Central show, following the season 18 premiere on the cable channel Sept. 24. Hulu cut the deal with South Park Digital Studios,... Read more

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Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Season 1 to Debut Late September, ‘Bosch’ Premiering Early 2015

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Amazon’s new original drama “Transparent” will debut on Amazon Prime in late September, creator Jill Soloway announced Saturday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. All ten episodes of the series will premiere at once through Amazon Prime Instant Video, in the so-called “binge” model popularized by Netflix. Decisions have not yet been made on... Read more

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Samsung Deal Helps EzyFlix Heat Up Race for Australia’s Online Video Users

July 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

VoD and EST services now fully compatible with Android and iOS devices

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Bravo ‘Singles Project’ Will Give Fans Social Feedback Loop into Dating Show (Exclusive)

July 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bravo, hoping to pull viewers closer than ever into its programming, next month is set to debut “The Singles Project,” a reality dating show that will invite fans to weigh in on each week’s events via social media — and potentially even land a guest appearance. The NBCUniversal cable network’s eight-episode “Singles Project,” slated to premiere Aug. 12... Read more

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Univision and Telemundo Are Battling It Out on a Digital Front

July 1, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Alicia Menendez is a digital and mobile junkie. The 30-year-old host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, a weeknight talk program about sex, money and power on Univision and ABC’s joint-venture news network Fusion , is practically fused to her mobile device, even when she’s watching TV. “I just want them in tandem. One augments the other,” she says one evening after filming a segment at the Univision/Fusion Newsport headquarters in Doral, Fla., just outside of Miami. A few miles away in Hialeah, Telemundo novelas Web producer Veronica de la Fuente trawls telenovela content to find fresh social media fodder. With hundreds of thousands of Facebook fans following the more popular soaps, it’s safe to say these aren’t your grandmother’s programs. “Things that never fail: the actresses’ dresses and the handsome guys of the novela,” says de la Fuente. The jobs of these women illustrate the contrasting ways in which Univision and Telemundo are reaching into the digital space. (Both companies have fought for decades to secure Hispanic TV audiences—a fight Univision has dominated.) Where Univision is looking to grow new digital businesses like Fusion and online destination Flama, Telemundo chooses to mine its existing strong suit—telenovelas—for digital iterations. They want the same thing—to attract young and active Hispanic millennials—but are going about it in much different ways. Growing Up Hispanic There’s a good reason the companies are aggressively building out digitally

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ESPN Breaks Record as Fans Watch Instead of Working

June 27, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

ESPN metered market numbers for yesterday's 12 p.m. match between the U.S. and Germany got a 6.3 rating, including an hour of pregame starting at 11 a.m. That's great, considering the game kicked off in the middle of a day and much of the viewership would have been in workplaces. Indeed, the sports network's digital platform, WatchESPN, got so many concurrent viewers—a peak of 1.7 million, which breaks the platform's record—that the digital edition of the game sputtered and died for quite a few folks who wanted to contribute to that number. Still, that's more peak concurrents than the Super Bowl. Viewership on Univision's digital platform peaked around 750,000. Fast nationals for ESPN and overnights for Univision are not yet available, but the digital explosion suggests that networks and digital video providers can ill afford to buy data that doesn't include advertisements delivered in the workplace. Whether people are watching on their lunch breaks or surreptitiously in a tiny window when the boss isn't looking, it's become clear that if you're sitting in front of a computer all day with what is probably a faster Internet connection than you've got at home, you're going to watch TV.

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YouTube Pacts with SiriusXM for Weekly Music Radio Show with Jenna Marbles

June 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

YouTube star Jenna Marbles will host a weekly pop-music show on SiriusXM, under a deal between Google’s YouTube and the satellite radio service. “The YouTube 15″ will run on the SiriusXM Hits 1 channel and will feature the top emerging and breakout songs based on YouTube data of the previous week selected by SiriusXM. The... Read more

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‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Top List of Binge-Watched Shows

June 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Americans have embraced binge-watching — at least for certain TV shows. About 91% of viewers said they’ve engaged in binge-viewing, according to a survey conducted this spring by TiVo, which defined the behavior as watching three episodes of the same program in a row. And 40% said they’d binged on a show within the past week of the... Read more

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