Social TV Digest

By Matt Ramella | Covering the ever-changing intersection of television + digital + social media. Matt Ramella's Social TV Digest is a curated mix of the latest news and trends affecting the video landscape. Follow @SocialTVdigest on Twitter

Facebook’s New Tools Improves Its Ability to Compare Social Ads to TV

Facebook wants to show advertisers the impact TV has on social and vice versa.<p>The company is launching two new brand measurement tools that analyze …

Advertising

Tyra Banks Takes Top Spot on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

Banks reigns for another week on the chart, which is based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, amid the season finale …

Tyra Banks

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome), brought together the best of the best to celebrate an epic year in …

Awards

Viacom, Facebook push social as critical tool for broadcasters

AMSTERDAM—A panel featuring execs from Viacom and Facebook Thursday at IBC outlined the opportunities and benefits across social media for …

Comedy Central

Emmy Awards: CBS, TV Academy Team With Facebook, Instagram for Social-Content Surge

For the 2017 Emmy Awards, CBS and the Television Academy are splashing a torrent video, photos and other content across Facebook and Instagram.<p>The …

Awards

Apple is bringing live sports to the Apple TV 4K

Apple today said it is bringing live sports to the new Apple TV 4K, though the details aren’t quite clear yet as to how it’s going to play out.<p>The new TV has a dedicated sports tab that has every live and upcoming game, and as seasons change so will the sports tab. There will be scores, and the new …

Smart TV

Among the hundreds of TV shows airing this fall, don’t miss these four

There are literally hundreds of TV shows debuting or returning between now and the end of the year. You can’t—and shouldn’t—watch all of them. No sane person would even try.<p>But most of us can manage a few (especially when they’re bingeable). That’s why we sorted through all the upcoming fall shows …

TV

Jeff Bezos Mandates Programming Shift at Amazon Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

New series from Wong Kar Wai, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph reflect focus on buzzy shows with global appeal<p>The mandate from Jeff Bezos is …

TV

Marvel, Star Wars will go exclusively to Disney's streaming service, says CEO Bob Iger

Marvel and Star Wars titles will go exclusively to the new Disney streaming platform, which is set to launch in late 2019 according to Disney CEO Bob …

Walt Disney Company

How the NFL Is Using Twitter to Help Spike Its Ratings in the New Season

The National Football League season kicks off Thursday night, when the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, and …

Advertising Industry

Facebook is dropping $1 billion on video, and that's pretty great news

For years now, media companies have hoped and prayed that Facebook would get serious about shelling out cash to partners.<p>Looks like that time has …

Facebook

‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Shamble Forward for Mountain Dew

Rick Grimes, Michonne and Daryl Dixon have killed dozens of flesh-eating zombies over the course of nearly 100 episodes of AMC’s apocalyptic drama …

TV

Facebook’s Watch Most-Popular Shows: So Far, They’re a Lot of Viral Videos

It’s been five days since Facebook started opening up Watch, its new video guide for longer-form content, to U.S. users — and the most popular stuff …

Social Media

4k apple TV, What We Know So Far

A well as the new iPhone 8 there will also be a number of other devices announced at Apple’s press event next week, one of those will be the new 4K …

Smart TV

71% of Canadians on Twitter use the platform while watching television. Movies and TV combined are the #1 interest of Canadian Twitter users, a …

Canada

Coming soon to Facebook Watch: sponsored shows

Facebook Watch is barely out of the gate, but publishers are already trying to sell advertisers on sponsored shows on the fledgling video-viewing …

Advertising

Snapchat Content Chief Reveals Key to Creating Shows for Mobile

"Whether it's a puking rainbow or a dancing hot dog, we create cultural moments," says Nick Bell as he also shares the pros of vertical video and …

Mobile

Facebook rolls out new shows to the entire U.S.

That was quick.<p>Just a couple weeks after first introducing its new platform for TV shows, Facebook is now bringing the feature to everyone in the U.S.<p>…

United States

Facebook Rolls Out Video Hub Watch

Unveiled in August, Watch represents the social giant’s more ambitious video effort to date. It was designed to complement the various videos that …

Facebook

Vice Debuts a Snapchat Dating Show Sponsored by Match, Featuring Fun Commentary From Action Bronson

Fans of food and dating now have a new short-form show to tune into on Snapchat.<p>Vice, with launch partner Match.com, has created a weekly, 8-episode …

Advertising Industry

Facebook starts rolling out funded shows for Watch

Facebook’s latest attempt to take on YouTube begins in earnest this week as various publishers begin to roll out Facebook-funded shows on the …

Advertising Industry

Will Twitter Users Pick Up #NFLBlitz?

NFL Media will launch new 30-minute livestreamed show #NFLBlitz on Twitter Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.<p>#NFLBlitz is part of the multiyear deal between the …

Advertising Industry

Apple Should Give Away Their New TV Programming For Free. Here’s Why.

When Apple announced that they would be launching ten original series this year, the biggest question was where? Given their multiple options, what …

TV

Stadium’s live-streamed sports and original programming comes to Twitter

Stadium, the live streaming sports network that just this week partnered with Facebook for exclusive broadcasts of college football games, is today bringing live streamed sports to Twitter. The network will run 24 hours a day on Twitter, broadcasting live and on-demand games and events, highlights, …

WCC

Facebook will live stream over a dozen college football games this year

Facebook wants you to watch more video on its site – including those you can’t see elsewhere. To that end, the social network earlier this month launched a dedicated section for original video, called Watch. Now that’s being expanded with the addition of live-streamed college football games, …

College Football

Snapchat to Move Into Scripted Content by Year’s End

Snapchat’s head of content Nick Bell said Wednesday that the messaging service was likely to push into scripted content through its Snapchat Shows by …

Mobile

Video series on Facebook are already driving higher engagement, which is a good sign for Facebook Watch

People would rather watch multi-episode video shows and other serialized programming than one-off videos, publishers are finding, which bodes well …

Advertising Industry

Scoop: NBC's daily Snapchat show posts monster numbers

In less than a month, over 29 million unique viewers have already watched "Stay Tuned," NBC News' daily Snapchat Discover show, Axios has learned.<p><b>Why</b> …

TV

ESPN’s new Apple TV app lets you watch four screens of live sports at the same time

Get ready for some football. And then more football. And then two more football games. All at once.<p>Do you like sports?<p>Do you like watching a lot of sports? At the same time?<p>ESPN wants to help you — if you subscribe to a pay TV service that has ESPN and if you have the most recent version of Apple …

Smart TV