Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
THE GAME AWARDS LIVE VIEWERSHIP INCREASES 65% YEAR OVER YEAR
THE GAMING INDUSTRY'S ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW DELIVERS 3.8 MILLION LIVE STREAMS DURING THE 2.5 HOUR BROADCAST WINDOW, UP FROM 2.3 MILLION LIVE STREAMS IN 2015.
Los Angeles (December 6, 2016) – Today, The Game Awards announced that its 2016 broadcast set new records for live viewership and social conversation. Continuing its digital-first approach to distribution, the Game Awards 2016 show featured highlight moments includingHideo Kojima receiving the industry icon award, Michael Phelps presenting Best eSports Player award, and performances by Run the Jewels, Rae Sremmurd, and the soundtrack of Doom.
The Game Awards 2016 aired live across a record number of screens and platforms including Twitch, the first live 4K event broadcast on YouTube, Twitter Live, Facebook Live, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam, IGN, GameSpot, NicoNico in Japan, Tencent in China, and Next VR.
Live viewership results for December 1, 2016 are as follows:
· The Game Awards 2016 live viewership was up 65% YOY to 3.8 million live streams across the 2.5 hours of the program + pre-show. This is up from 2.3 million live streams in 2015, and 1.9 million live streams in 2014. In addition to significant viewership gains on most distribution partners, The Game Awards distribution in China accounted for nearly a million additional live viewers. You can watch the full Chinese broadcast, in partnership with Tencent, here: https://v.qq.com/x/cover/perwhipjyk8artk/w0022nd6hug.html
· On Twitter, #thegameawards was the #1 worldwide trend throughout the entire broadcast, eclipsing Thursday Night Football. Usage of #thegameawards hashtag was up 50% year-over-year, generating 5.2 million tweets around The Game Awards and related conversation. (Source: Twitter)
· Snapchat: In just 24 hours, The Game Awards Snapchat Live Story was seen by over 5 million unduplicated unique users around the world. (Source: Snapchat)
· VOD Performance: In the first 24 hours after initial airing, direct VOD clips from the show were seen over 15 million times across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, with the live playback of the full show generating another 4 million additional views on YouTube, Facebook and Tencent.
Watch the full show in 4K on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9O7N3GkG_o
Monday, December 5, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
TBS Heads into Final Space with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Preview Available at https://youtu.be/Q9-kTCX3evM
Turner's TBS has greenlit the new animated series Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. Slated to launch in 2018, Final Space is being produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner's Studio T. Rogers and creative partner David Sacks will write the episodes, executive-producing them along with O'Brien, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and Jeff Ross of Conaco and Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Matt Hoklotubbe of New Form.
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," the place where the entire universe ends.
"Olan pitched us Final Space voicing all the characters and dancing around the conference room," said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS. "It was kind of like a comedic Moon – genuinely funny and oddly heartfelt. We bought it in the room. So did other networks. We're glad he chose us. XO."
Rogers created a short, seven-minute pilot for Final Space funded by New Form and released as part of their Incubator 3 Series in April. The short quickly caught the attention of O'Brien, who then invited the Nashville-based filmmaker to Los Angeles to bring Final Space to TBS. In addition to this new series, Rogers sells apparel through Olan Rogers Supply and recently celebrated the grand re-opening of his Nashville shop, The Soda Parlor.
Final Space marks the 10th new comedy series to be added to the TBS slate since the network began an extensive and highly successful brand evolution in January. TBS's unprecedented string of hits launched this year includes Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth (also from Conaco TV), Search Party and the buzz-generating late-night powerhouse Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
On the animation front, Final Spacejoins a slate that includes TBS's iconic hit American Dad!, which is currently in its 12th season on Monday nights, and Tarantula, a dark comedy about the residents of a seedy hotel, scheduled to launch in 2017.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016