Good morning. It’s Monday, January 13, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing.
Variety‘s Breakthrough of the Year Award ceremony Thursday night honored the year’s best in TV, comedy, film, music, technology and social media. Winners included:
- Breakthrough actress: Olivia Munn
- Breakthrough actor: Will Forte
- Breakthrough music: Janelle Monae
- Breakthrough comedy: Amy Schumer
- Breakthrough film: Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell & Rob Thomas)
- Breakthrough up next music: Skylar Grey
- Breakthrough internet sensation: Burning Love
- Breakthrough emerging technology: Vine
- Breakthrough television: Under the Dome
- Breakthrough innovator: Alejandro Agag
The Consumer Electronics Association and the National Association of Television Programs Executives (NATPE) released research on Friday showing that while 42 percent of respondents had synced a second-screen app to live TV, only 13 percent said the app made the viewing experience “much more enjoyable.” The majority of users judged using synchronized content “somewhat more enjoyable.” Said NATPE president and CEO Rod Perth, “The findings of this study present new information, challenges and significant opportunities for content producers and advertisers.” Research was conducted by E-Poll Market Research with 2,531 U.S. consumers between Oct. 13-28 in 2013.
TiVo broke a record at CES this year – the Guiness World Record, for most hours binge-watching television. Three men (Chris Laughlin, Dan Jordan, and Spencer Larson) watched 87 straight hours of TV on the TiVo Roamio device from Monday night to Friday morning, snatching the Guiness title from two Californians who spent 86 hours glued to The Simpsons in 2012.
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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear the case of Aereo versus TV broadcasters. NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX hope to stop Aereo from streaming over-the-air TV signals to its subscribers for a monthly fee, claiming it amounts to copyright infringement. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia said in a statement that the company has “every confidence” the court will rule in its favor. The broadcasters see things differently. Fox issued a statement on behalf of several nets declaring,“We are confident the court will recognize that this has never been about stifling new video distribution technologies, but has always been about stopping a copyright violator who redistributes television programming without permission or compensation.” No court date has been set.
YouTube launched its Winter Olympics hub on the Team USA channel in partnership with the U.S. Olympics Committee. Before the opening of the Games in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the channel will offer profiles of competing athletes.
Dreamworks Animation and YouTube announced they’re co-creating a daily program for the video streaming site that’s expected to debut before the end of this month. The new series, to be called YouTube Nation, will offer daily highlights of content trending on the site.
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Pizza Hut generated $1 million in pizza sales through its Xbox 360 app within four months of the app’s April launch. Polygon released the stats late last week, and a pizza company rep told Mashable that 11 percent of those hungry customers were using Pizza Hut’s online service for the first time.
HBO released five sneak peeks of Game of Thrones season four through Vine on Friday, after announcing an early April premiere date. The network aired the first trailer for the new season on Sunday’s premiere of True Detective.
Digital media and publishing company Evolve Media announced the hire of its new Chief Revenue Officer, Geoff Schiller. He was previously Chief Sales Officer at Hearst Digital Media. Schiller told Cynopsis he believes special interest publishing, as found in Evolve Media’s portfolio (TotallyHer, CraveOnline Media), is the future of online media. Schiller is also President, Board of Directors of New York’s largest interactive advertising association, 212 NYC.
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JuntoBox Films launched an InstaFilm competition in December to find the best Instagram video series – and they have a winner. Senior Lovin’ by Joe Gold took the prize, and Gold describes the ten episode (15 seconds each) series as “Melrose Place, but for senior citizens.” KaBOOM took second, and Monster Eviction came in third. Check out some Senior Lovin’ at www.cynopsis.com.
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