Tag Archives: TV


Battle For Your Living Room Is Only Getting Hotter

With the growing array of new TV experiences from tech giants like Apple and Intel, will consumers still want to pay for the big bundles of channels that cable companies currently offer? Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman gives us a glimpse of the future of television. (Source: Bloomberg)


The ‘Breaking Bad’ Ripple Effect on Small Business

Executive Vice President EP Financial Solutions Joseph Chianese discusses state incentives for film and TV production with Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Google Fiber: Taking Over The World? – Infographic

Unless you’ve been under a tech news rock for the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably heard all the hype about Google Fiber.

For the uninitiated, Google launched a fibre broadband service in Kansas offering 1Gb speeds for reasonable prices – blowing the US competition out of the water (details below). Continue reading

Twitter Needs TV Content for Ad Sales

Paul Kedrosky Bloomberg Contributing Editor, discusses Twitter’s new strategy of using television content. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Twitter Said to Seek Deals With Viacom, NBC

Twitter is close to reaching partnerships with television networks that would bring more high-quality video content and advertising to the social site, according to people familiar with the matter. Emily Chang reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Do People Pay Attention To Your Advertising?

Video whitepaper (ala Wild Kingdom) of the YuMe and IPG Media Lab study of video advertising attention levels on TV vs. Online. – Source: YuMe

Why Advertise On Connected TV – Infographic

YuMe, in conjunction with Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., released results of an extensive survey on the future of Connected TV in the marketplace. The study includes insight into rapidly-growing adoption rates, analysis of components in the broader Connected TV environment, and many details about Connected TV and Smart TV adopters and their preferences. Continue reading

Intel’s Plot to Take Tech’s Holy Grail

Bloomberg’s Alex Sherman reports on Intel’s talks for rights to TV shows. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Smartphones The Fastest Spreading Technology In History? – Infographic

Over the past 100 years or so, various technologies have radically transformed our life. However, different technologies get adopted at different rates, and it seems like smartphones which have everything from video editing apps for Android to online banking, may be the fastest spreading technology in history.

But television so far has them beat. Our infographic explains:

Source: muveeBlog



A Portrait of the Modern High-Tech Family – Infographic

A Portrait of the Modern High-Tech Family [INFOGRAPHIC].

The average modern family still has two children, two cars and two TVs, but cutting-edge gadgets are moving right on in and making themselves at home.


In fact, according to a new study by ABC’s popular TV show Modern Family, families now own three mobile devices and three computers — for a total of six devices.


The study was conducted on 2,000 British adults in a four-person family.


SEE ALSO: Most Parents Keep Kids Calm With Mobile Devices [STUDY] 

“Technology plays a major part in modern households now with several TVs, computers and mobile phones owned by each family,” a spokesperson for Modern Family said in a statement. “Children in particular are taking over the household gadgets, not least what’s on TV, with more than half saying it’s kids’ programs that are on screen.”


For a full look at the modern high-tech family, check out the infographic below.


Source: Mashable.com

2012 Emmy Award Winners Determined By Social Media, A Different Outcome – Infographic

Sunday night’s Emmy results disappointed Breaking Bad and Mad Men fans everywhere. But how would the shows fare if social media determined television’s biggest winners instead?

The infographic, created by social advertising company RadiumOne, details the number of social shares about popular Emmy shows, including award recipients Modern Family and Homeland.

Among the victors of “Outstanding Shares”: Game of Thrones for the Drama series category, Girls for Comedy Series and The Voice for Reality Series.

Old standby The Simpsons gets the distinction of being the nominated show with most Facebook likes, clocking in at 54.8 million. (Another fun fact: Homer Simpson has 860,000 Twitter followers). Check out the infographic, below, for more.

Is your favorite show in the social-shares winners’ circle? Do you tweet about your favorite show? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Mashable.com, RadiumOne


64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Who Will Win – Infographic

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be broadcast tonight (Sunday, Sept. 23) at 7 p.m. ET on ABC, and if you’re like us, you’re probably wondering who’s going to win.

You can guess who might be taking home the Emmy hardware tonight, but guesswork won’t be enough — we figured the best way to get a more accurate reading of the pulse of the American public would be to get a gigantic sample of TV watchers, celebrities and people in the entertainment world to tell us who they thought would emerge victorious.

To do that, we turned to digital magazine distributor Zinio, which polled an impressive 250,000 digital magazine subscribers, asking them who they thought would be the big Emmy Award winners tonight in the major categories. With such a large sample, it will be interesting to see how close these predictions are to the actual results.

Meanwhile, if you’re interested in a free second-screen experience while you watch the Emmys live, go to “Backstage Live” at Emmys.com, where you’ll see candid red carpet and backstage moments via your choice of 15 cameras. We watched it for the past couple of years, and even though that multitude of cameras won’t show you what’s happening on stage at the awards ceremony — you have live television to do that for you — it’s quite entertaining and revealing, a perfect supplement to give you a comprehensive overview of the proceedings.

Enjoy the Emmys, and may the best show win! Which show or actor do you think has a lock on an Emmy tonight?

Source: Mashable.com, Zinio


Social TV Highlights 2011-2012 – Infographic

With the 2011-2012 TV season behind us, networks are not only looking into ratings to gauge success, they’re also diving into social TV statistics. Which series reigned supreme with the social media-wielding viewers?

Fox generated the most comments on Facebook and Twitter from September to May for primetime series programming and all series programming, with American Idol, Glee and The X Factor leading the charge online.

“Fox is clearly a leader in social TV,” Bluefin spokeswoman April Conyers told Mashable. “But it’s also interesting to note that when you expand beyond series-only to include sports and special events, CBS jumps to the top.”

CBS ranked number one when accessing all show types and non-primetime/primetime data, propelled by the Grammy Awards, March Madness and NFL broadcasts.

What were the shows doing to attract comments? NBC’s The Voice, for example, employed an impressive social media blitz, using more than 160 social profiles for judges, contestants and show personalities, including one for judge Cee Lo Green’s cat, Purrfect. The Voice also introduced voting via a slick Facebook Timeline app.

The result for The Voice season two: 145 worldwide Twitter trending topics, 13% rise for online’s vote share and 38% jump in votes per unique user, NBC told Mashable.

The infographic below from Bluefin Labs details the most social days, moments, premieres, finales, series, broadcast networks and cable networks.

“This was the first full TV season with social TV measurement, so this data serves as a benchmark for future seasons,” Conyers says. “People will be interested in tracking the growth and adoption of social TV. Having this season’s data all in one place is a useful reference.”

Sources: Mashable.com, Bluefin Labs,


Soccer Is Dominating TV – Infographic

Buzz surrounding the ESPN broadcasts of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship almost entirely dominated cable TV chatter this week. But while soccer fans may be rowdy, basketball fanatics are this week’s clear social media champs.

When the Thunder met the Heat for Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs, there was a perfect storm of trash talk and gloating (the latter from Heat fans) that totaled more social media impressions than the top five EURO 2012 games combined. Miami beat Oklahoma City 91-85, bringing the series standings to Heat: 2, Thunder: 1.

Despite the Los Angeles Kings’ first 2012 Stanley Cup championship title, buzz over last Monday night’s hockey finals didn’t really compete…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Image courtesy of iStockphoto, subjug

Apple TV in short supply… New model on the way?