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YOU, TOO, CAN BE SEEN IN TITANIC

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Paramount Home Media on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans to upload via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TitanicMovie) an image of themselves that will be inserted into one of the three […]

NBC TEAMS WITH FACEBOOK TO CONNECT WITH OLYMPIC ATHLETES

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC and Facebook announced today (Wednesday) that they will set up an NBC Olympics page on Facebook that will feature polls, photos,trivia and other exclusive content. To make all of the online discussions about the Olympic events manageable, NBC said it also plans to launch “Talk Meter,” a new tool that will inform Facebook users […]

STORM SHUTS DOWN NETFLIX ON EAST COAST

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix subscribers may be considering the U.S. Postal Service’s motto that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” will prevent their mail from being delivered, but a bad storm can disrupt their streaming service. An untold number of Netflix subscribers who dropped their DVD-by-mail service in favor of the streaming-only one discovered […]

GM SHIFTS AD DOLLARS AWAY FROM SUPER BOWL

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four million dollars for a 30-second ad on CBS’s Super Bowl telecast in 2013 simply can’t be justified, General Motors said in a statement over the weekend, indicating that it will spend its ad dollars elsewhere. (But not on Facebook, from which it also withdrew its advertising last week.) The company also sat out the […]

CASABLANCA TO STREAM — FREE — ON FACEBOOK

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. is going all-out to promote its 70th anniversary edition of the Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman classic Casablanca including a one-night-only streaming of the movie on Facebook on May 16 — free. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution said that it will stream at 7:00 p.m. in the Eastern and Western time zones, but it was not […]

MOVIE TO OPEN ON FACEBOOK AND THEATERS ON SAME DAY

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time, Facebook will stream a movie online on the same day that it opens in theaters. The movie, Marley, a documentary about the late reggae singer Bob Marley, will be available for a rental fee of $6.99 beginning April 20th. Theater owners by and large have opposed such “day and date” releases, […]

GRAMMYS BEAT SUPER BOWL — ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to social media postings. the Super Bowl takes a backseat to the Grammy Awards. In a joint news release on Monday, the Recording Academy and CBS Interactive said that the awards telecast set a new social TV record with more than 13 million online comments. “The interplay between Twitter, Facebook and Grammy […]

CBS REPORTS PATERNO DEATH PREMATURELY

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning, although CBS News, using the technology that pushes news of major breaking events to mobile phones and tablets and to Twitter and Facebook users, posted word of his death on Saturday night. “Eye On College Football – Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno dies at 85 […]

ABDUCTION OUT ON DVD AND FACEBOOK(!) TODAY

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While some studios are doing their utmost to delay rentals of DVDs in the hope of boosting sales of the discs, Lionsgate today (Tuesday) is releasing Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner on just about every rental platform, including digital download and streaming on Facebook. Lionsgate exec Anne Parducci told the London Financial Times that the studio […]

ONLINE VIDEO WATCHING SETS NEW RECORD

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A record number of online users watched a record number of online videos during the month of October, according to a study released Monday by Reston, VA-based comScore. According to the study, 184 million Internet users in the U.S. each spent an average of 21.1 hours watching video on the web. Together they viewed 42.6 […]

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