Yahoo! in Pact with Ford for “Reality TV” Show about Electric Car


Yahoo! in Pact with Ford for “Reality TV” Show about Electric Car
We spoke with her after her presentation.More on today's announcement by Ford and Yahoo! It is called "Plugged In."Earlier today, se spoke with with Yahoo's video chief Erin McPherson about the news series and the growth of original video programming at Yahoo! and the opportunities for advertisers in the emerging medium.McPhearson was a speaker at the IAB Digital Video conference in Manhattan.
Yahoo! here on Advertising Age.The company released this promotional video of the series today.Andy Plesser has an agreement with Ford to produce a reality show for the Web — a 10-part series about cross-country adventures in the Ford Focus Electric.

NBC’s Vivian Schiller: “Second Screen” Essential for Television
Most recently, Futurescape has reported that nearly half of 18 to 24-year-old tablet and smartphone owners discuss TV shows via social media, while Nielsen has found that about 40% of tablet and smartphone owners use them while watching TV."Is there a way to complete the circle and think about an experience where while I'm watching TV and on the second screen those two things are most purposefully connected rather than just accidentally through Twitter?" Schiller said in this video.
VIEQUES, PR — Look for a host of dedicated second-screen experiences to come down the pike from TV programmers in the next two years, said Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer for NBC News, in this session from the Beet.TV Executive Retreat. Studies have shown that a good portion of tweets in prime-time hours are about TV shows, underscoring the opportunity for networks to create second-screen experiences that closely link TV, social media and second screen interaction, she said. For more insight into what second-screen experiences will look like and how they drive live viewing, check out this video.Daisy Whitney