Something new to binge-watch: TV’s rich history of itself (WBAL)

WBAL: Something new to binge-watch: TV’s rich history of itself. “Diahann Carroll recalls a date with Marlon Brando that yielded a slap and career advice. Robert Adler tells how he co-invented the TV remote control. Walter Cronkite shares his dismay over learning that White House pressure trimmed a CBS report on Watergate. Their accounts are part of an extraordinary collection of 4,000-plus hours of video Q&As recorded over more than two decades by the Television Academy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, organizer of the prime-time Emmy Awards. On Wednesday, a new website will make some 800 interviews — and more to come — available free to all comers…”

Engadget: How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics

Engadget: How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics. “With the opening ceremonies completed and the torch lit, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are officially underway and will run through February 25th. Viewers have plenty of options to stream events this time around — and while you can watch almost everything on NBC with your cable subscription, there are several internet TV providers that include some or all of the network’s coverage through their own service subscriptions.”

Tubefilter: TBS Launches Web Series Based On An Instagram Account

Tubefilter: TBS Launches Web Series Based On An Instagram Account. “Turner-owned cable channel TBS has recently adopted a forward-thinking approach to content, and as part of that effort, it has launched a new series based off an Instagram account. Mo Welch is the primary creative force behind Blair, a series of short vignettes centered around the life of a modern misanthrope.”

Digital Trends: Tweeting during a game actually improves engagement, new study suggests

Digital Trends: Tweeting during a game actually improves engagement, new study suggests. “Tweeting during a game while watching it at the same time isn’t necessarily going to make you less engaged with the game. In fact, a new study commissioned by the Twitter suggests mid-game tweets may actually improve the experience. A study by Neuro-Insight, shared on January 18, says tweets during a game increases engagement with both tweets and ads on the platform.”

TechCrunch: Facebook, not Twitter, will live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show

TechCrunch: Facebook, not Twitter, will live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show. “Facebook has scored the exclusive rights to live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show – a deal that last year went to Twitter. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions announced the two-hour event would be exclusively available on the Golden Globes Facebook page from 6 to 8 p.m. ET (3 to 5 p.m. PT) on Sunday, January 7, 2018.”

CNBC: Facebook and YouTube are full of pirated video streams of live NFL games

CNBC: Facebook and YouTube are full of pirated video streams of live NFL games. “Pirated video streams of televised National Football League games are widespread on Facebook and on Google’s YouTube service, CNBC has found. Using technology from these internet giants, thousands of football fans were able to watch long segments of many contests free of charge during the league’s Week 13 schedule of games last Thursday and Sunday.”

RTE: TV news reports from 1980s and 1990s coming online (Ireland)

RTE: TV news reports from 1980s and 1990s coming online. “Thousands of news reports from the 1980s and 1990s are to be made available for viewing on the RTÉ website. The RTÉ Archives News Collection goes live today, with almost 1,500 news stories filmed between 7 March and 31 December 1985. New material will then be posted to the site daily, covering the period up to 1999. The stories were originally recorded on video and have been digitally preserved by RTÉ Archives with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.”