The fall television season is underway, and networks are increasingly turning to Facebook to help promote their new and returning series, with last Thursday’s debut of ABC’s #TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) trio of shows — returning series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, joined by newcomer How to Get Away with Murder — generating 4.5 million interactions on the social network from 2.3 million users.
Two initial partners in Facebook’s Public Content Solutions program for the media industry, Telescope and Vizrt, are teaming up to allow the Vizrt social TV solution to tap into Telescope’s platform so that users can filter and curate television-driven conversations across Facebook and other social networks and display them on its real-time audience-visualization platform.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of actor and director Harold Ramis, who died Monday.
Facebook and Twitter users who have attempted to watch TV shows and sporting events on their digital-video recorders, only to find out the plot twists or scores in advance thanks to yappy friends and contacts, can now use a free iOS application to avoid that problem in the future: Spoiler Shield.
Mass Relevance, a social integration platform that worked with Facebook and CNN on Election Insights, announced Thursday that it has integrated 25 billion pieces of content into visualizations on TV, billboards, stadium displays, websites, mobile applications, and more.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground was the site of the most check-ins by Facebook users in Australia this year, while boy band One Direction was the most-discussed topic on the social network, and the song listened to most often Down Under via the Spotify application on Facebook was “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver, according to Facebook data released exclusively to Herald Sun parent News Ltd.
NBC reality competition hit The Voice has been heard loud and clear since integrating with Facebook’s open graph prior to its 2012 season, with referral traffic from the social network than doubling and online votes per unique user climbing 40 percent compared with the show’s 2011 season.