Social Media Complicates the Olympics

The Breakfast Meeting: Social Media Complicates the Olympics, and a Digital ...
New York Times (blog)
NBC's reliance on tape delay for the biggest Olympics events may be a time-tested strategy for maximizing the prime-time audience, but in the Tweet-it-now world of social media those frustrated by the practice have a place to complain, Richard Sandomir writes. ... That's what everybody wants now. They want reality TV. They want the instant photographs. The cameras are there, in our locker rooms, huddles, interviewing coaches during games. What happens on the bus was once sacred. Now, it's part of what the fans ...

Twitter exec: What TV and social will learn from the Olympics
Lost Remote
Twitter's brand new head of TV, Fred Graver wrote a blog post on Sunday — which he clearly labeled as his own opinions — about some of the lessons he expects will come out of the 2012 Olympics for both TV and social media. As we all know, this is the first ...

Lost Remote

Tweets are trouble for Olympics on TV
Columbus Dispatch
An explosion in the use of mobile phones to access the Internet and take and send photos and video has made London 2012 the first true “social-media games,” but also put pressure on the networks. Mobile operators and infrastructure companies had said ...

Columbus Dispatch

NBC saves prime Olympic action for primetime
Updated. We live in an era of such high-speed new media that a decades-old approach that delays information for hours would seem to be laughable. No spoilers ... It never contemplated changing the Olympic TV formula of holding the most-mediagenic action, no matter when it occurs, off TV until prime time, which produces over 80% of NBC's Olympic revenues. Here's the verdict, so far: ... That 15.8 rating came as NBC gave for the first time digital access to all live action it held for primetime. is ...


New breed of digital media worker required as companies go online
The Australian
Leading the demand for digital media skills are traditional and online retailers, banks, fast moving consumer goods and digital media agencies. Companies want to engage their customers by harnessing social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube and ...

Is your vote secure? Many digital systems lack paper backups
WNEM Saginaw
At the same time, 31 states have adopted new Internet-based systems intended to allow troops and other citizens abroad to transmit their vote home electronically. But while six of those states place some security restrictions on how completed ballots can be ...

Media to rely on online TV subscriptions for growth
Sydney Morning Herald
WITHIN four years, more than a quarter of Australians will have signed up to an online television subscription service, a new report says. And Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), other subscription entertainment services and new mobile media apps will drive ...

Connect TV increases IP channels on Freeview
Digital Spy UK
Connect TV debuted on all compatible IP-connected Freeview receiver equipment with an initial lineup of 45 internet-delivered channels, offered in addition to the main Freeview programme guide. The channels included high-profile names such as Racing ...

Pakistani TV show converts non-Muslims
Deutsche Welle
To the shock of Pakistani rights activists and progressive people, a 20-year-old Hindu boy, who goes by the name of Sunil, was recently shown being officially converted to Islam on a live TV show aired by the ARY Digital, a private TV channel. It was a special ...

Deutsche Welle

New TV Companion App Gives Kids Something to Talk About
Co-created by award-winning digital media studio Tactica Interactive, the app is modeled after interactive storybooks, 'choose your own adventure' stories, and role playing games. Tactica is a Winnipeg, MB-based developer of cross-platform digital media ...

Content Hurdles Remain in the Smart TV Game
Broadcasting & Cable
When smart TVs with a built-in Internet connection first hit the market a few years ago, they immediately caught the attention of a number of major sports networks and professional leagues. Using the sets' Internet connection seemed an ... TV universe is extremely fragmented. “There are all these platforms out there, but you have to chase the ones where you can reach the most people and be careful about how you spend your money,” says Clark Pierce, senior VP ofdigital media at the Fox Sports Media Group.

Bonded Service Group Acquires Inception Digital Services
TV Technology
IDS provides digital master creation, digital conversion, restoration and repair, quality control, metadata, artwork, chapter creation, electronic storage and global delivery for online, mobile, television, VOD, cable and satellite content distributors. Clients include ... In addition, the IDS central facility is integrated with the ISWEST data center in Los Angeles, assuring maximum security and abundant connectivity to the digital media ecosystem. Bonded ... Repealing must-carry would be “fatal to many Christian TV stations.

Connect TV bests Freeview in channel numbers
Rapid tv news
UK connected TV platform provider Connect TV is claiming to have passed a milestone by providing more channels to its domestic viewers than the Freeview FTA Digital Terrestrial (DTT) service. ... Connect TV launched its connected TV service with an initial bouquet of 45 internetdelivered channels in February 2012, bringing internet delivered content to the Freeview Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and is said to work on all compliant Freeview devices, offering live streaming and on demand services.

Former SEGA Chief Joins Digital Media Startup
... Digital Media Startup. Former SEGA West head, Mike Hayes, has been appointed non-executive director of Caperfly, a new digital entertainment business aiming to deliver "high quality interactive titles to the iOS, Android and emerging Smart TVplatforms".


Start-up of the week / Digital TV straight to your mobile device
Start-up of the week / Digital TV straight to your mobile device. Israeli company Siano has a new product that lets users play digital television on their iPhone or iPad. By Amitai Ziv | Jul.29, 2012 | 1:42 PM ...


What is Connect TV? More channels through your Freeview HD box or TV
Connect TV's main selling point is works with a handful of existing Freeview HD boxes and TVs, meaning you don't have to shell out for any new equipment. So long as your Freeview HD box orTV has an internet connection and was bought in the last 18 ...

Stars from Hanks to Seinfeld Enter Digital Fray
Sci-Tech Today
Larry King Now on Hulu, Tom Hanks' Electric City on Yahoo, and Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars on its own web site represent the latest stage in the slow but sure evolution of digital television. Though none is exactly must-see TV, each has its charms, ...

Sci-Tech Today

ACCESS all multiscreen areas
Broadband TV News
ACCESS is to showcase its range of advanced software technologies around mobile, internetand digital TV through TV-centric browsers, connected TV products, DLNA technologies and cloud-based solutions. The company, famed for its NetFront browser, intends to demonstrate how operators can address current industry trends through the deployment of initiatives such as an HTML5 advanced UI engine and DLNA media sharing of high quality content such as pictures, music and premium video and seamless ...

BarkWorld Expo 2012 Unleashes an Exciting Line-Up of Social Media Experts ...
Although the world increasingly depends on social interactions to build brand awareness and connect the most socially-aware consumers together, online social media influencers also benefit from building face-to-face relationships and seeing favorite and ... sessions and roundtable discussions, and new for 2012 will be instructions on gaming and pet mobile apps, entrepreneurship for pet professionals, video and video editing, podcasting, Google+, Pinterest, and lifestyle sessions like “Digital Scrapbooking for Pet ...

Olympics fans told to stop tweeting if they want TV
CNET (blog)
During that very race yesterday, the fine TV commentators had huge problems getting information from GPS systems that accompany the cyclists. That meant they couldn't tell us how many ham sandwiches the cyclists had consumed in the last 40 kilometers.

10 Ways to Boost Your Game for Back-to-School
MindShift (blog)
For teachers gearing up for the new school year, here are some instructive articles that may help get new ideas flowing — everything from using free online games, free digital media tools, cell phones, Pinterest and Learnist, and creating your own textbooks. 14 FREE AND ... This is just one example of many featured in this second episode of Infinite Thinking Machine, a Web TVshow for teachers produced by Computer Using Educators (CUE), which shows how to use students' mobile devices in school. Examples ...

NBC gets Twitter backlash, but record TV audience
Chicago Tribune
LOS ANGELES -- NBC on Sunday announced more record audiences for its prime-time TVcoverage of the London Olympics, even as the Twitterverse erupted in complaints about the U.S. network's online streaming efforts and delays in broadcasting key competitions. Contributions to the ... Brad Adgate, media analyst for Horizon Media in New York, told Reuters on Sunday: "Whatever NBC does they will receive criticism, especially in the Social Media Olympics, you can't please everyone. TV though remains the big ...

Dutch digital TV penetration reaches 76%
Telecompaper (subscription)
Around three-quarters (76%) of Dutch households have one or more TVs with digital TV service, according to a regular survey by TNS-Nipo for the TV audience measurement groups SKO, NLO, JIC STIR and NOM. The survey questioned 3770 households in ...

Kenshoo Social Illuminates Value of Social Media Through Impression ...
IT News Online, a global leader in digital marketing software, today announced impression-level measurement capabilities through Kenshoo Social across Facebook Premium and Marketplace Ads. "We're always looking for new ways to help brands understand the impact that social mediaprograms have on key business goals," said Erica Barth, VP, Products and Partnerships at Resolution Media, an Omnicom Media Group company. "To date, Kenshoo Social has helped our teams drive positive return on investment ...

Tech That will Redefine Your TV Viewing Experience
PC Quest
Recently, Amkette launched something in the similar line which they call EvoTV, to enable users to surf Internet on TV. Priced at Rs 9995, EvoTV is a digital mediadevice which allows users to access content like videos, games and websites using Wi-Fi and ...

PC Quest

How the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony audience became a giant ...
Digital Arts Online
Part of the immense spectacle of the Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony was seeing 70800 people in the audience become a massive TV screen displaying animations designed by the London arm of Chinese animation powerhouse Crystal CG. If you watched the show live (or, ... In 14 weeks, 50 designers fromdigital media company Crystal GG created the animated images for the show, working at a secret London office where they used extra air conditioners to cool computer processors. More than 70 minutes of ...

Digital Arts Online

ARTS BEAT: Ex-Courier & Press reporter's crisis of faith resulted in a Web TV ...
Evansville Courier & Press
Joe Atkinson credits his own crisis of faith with providing the foundation and the focus for "The Book of Dallas," an Internet television series set to go into international distribution in September. Atkinson, the University of Evansville's digital media director, wrote ...

Media Planners Open Their Playbooks
Broadcasting & Cable
Though they are not as prominent as media buyers -- particularly during the upfront, when buyers negotiate billiondollar deals over cold pizza late at night-planners help decide how muchTV their clients need and pick which networks' ideas they believe will engage consumers and which .... The media landscape seems to change every day, mostly driven by advances in technology and digital media. ... Although still small vs. traditional TV, time spent with, for example, online mobile and tablet video is growing rapidly.

Connect TV surpasses Freeview channel count
Advanced Television
Connect TV, the UK's connected TV platform, has revealed that its recent launches means it now provides more TV channels to UK viewers than Freeview and is on track to have double the number of channels of the UK's terrestrial operator by the end of 2012 ...

Marketing and Advertising Management program incorporates ...
By Sara Underwood
Development of content for digital media is becoming increasingly important to companies already juggling the demands of preparing creative content for traditional media channels such as newspapers, magazines, household mail-outs, radio and television. Marketers are now charged with the task of creating and disseminating digitalized content online for websites,social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook, audio and video for live streaming, and blogging. The list is long, ...
Holland College Blog

Business Insider: building a 'real' digital business
By eMedia Vitals Staff
Business Insider has become a test case for the future of independent online business journalism. In the past year, the site has boosted its monthly unique visitor count by 32% to 5.4 million in June, estimates comScore. But while revenue this ...
eMedia Vitals - Online magazine...

India Get Its First Full – Time Digital Media Programme ...
By james
With a significant jump in the number of web based portals, social networking websites, internet ready smart phones along with tablet devices, Connectivity has become a 24×7 Phenomenon. The DM industry demands professional ... Classes ranging from Marketing Strategies andOnline Analytics to Web Design and Digital Storytelling assure that by the end of the programme students become experts in all aspects of digital media communication. The course involves eight months of ...

Zenga TV Appoints Abhishek Joshi As CEO - MediaNama
By Anupam Saxena
Mobile TV service provider, Zenga TV, has appointed Abhishek Joshi, as the company's new CEO. He will be responsible for identifying and developing new revenue channels for the ZengaTV platforms, for reaching out to different advertisers, ...
MediaNama: Digital Media in India

How can Twitter make a Web series interactive? - Insights into ...
Here are three key principles that we believe can be effectively applied, based on our analysis of Web TV show formats and our own experience of integrating digital media with a TV soap for Microsoft and ITV, the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster. (For more insights on ... Online sit-com In The Motherhood, starring Leah Remini, had considerable success inviting viewers to contribute their real-life stories of parenting as the basis for the show's storylines. Co-sponsored by Sprint ...

ACCESS all multiscreen areas - Broadband TV News
By Julian Clover
ACCESS is to showcase its range of advanced software technologies around mobile, internet and digital TV through TV-centric browsers, connected TV products, DLNA technologies and cloud-based solutions. The company, famed for its NetFront browser, intends to demonstrate how operators can address current industry trends through the deployment of initiatives such as an HTML5 advanced UI engine and DLNA media sharing of high quality content such as pictures, music and ...
Broadband TV News

Mobile tweets are breaking Olympics' TV data - paidContent
By Robert Andrews
But mobile social media users are proving so voluminous at some Olympic venues that they are now interfering with mobile networks on which the games themselves depend, the IOC says. During Olympic ... “The demands that will be placed on the networks will be like having four royal weddings per day for 17 consecutive days,” Stuart Newstead, chair of the Mobile Experience Group, which represents TV and internet broadcasters and mobile networks at the games, told Bloomberg.

Time to start measuring the real results of online ... - The Media Online
By Nikki Cockcroft
Over the past 11 years, new online advertising elements have come into play including: campaign web or mobile sites, video advertising, search advertising, social advertising, viral advertising, and most recently, video production. In order to truly understand the ... Nikki Cockcroft is the chairperson of the Digital Media and Marketing Association and the head of the Bookmark Awards (the digital media industry awards). This story was first published in ... Social media & tech news from ...
The Media Online

Global Digital Media Marketing Revenues to Reach US$352 Billion ...
The global market for Digital Media Marketing is projected to reach US$352 ... Onlinemarketing/advertising is expected to garner increased focus in terms of ...

Local TV Still in Dark with Digital | Mel Taylor Media
Insane. After all these years. After all that investment. After all those smart consultants providing direction and expensive research. After all those conferences.

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