Social media


Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay ‘carriage fees’ for news

News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has called for Facebook to pay publishers for news content in the same way that TV operators pay broadcasters to air their channels. In a statement, Murdoch said that reputable news outlets are “not being adequately rewarded”, despite “obviously enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook” through their content. […]

Facebook to demote videos to encourage ‘meaningful interactions’

Facebook is changing its news feed to focus more on “personal connections” in a move that will de-prioritise posts from businesses, brands and media. Announcing the decision in a post on the social network, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook has always put friends and family at the core of the experience, but that […]

Médiamétrie launches French social TV ratings

French audience measurement company Médiamétrie has launched social TV ratings in France to gauge the audience and impact of programmes on social networks. The new service will analyse the nature and volume of interactions on Facebook and Twitter in order to enhance Médiamétrie‘s analysis of a show.  Each Tweet about a programme is indexed and assigned […]

NBC ‘social media crucial to future of network TV’

Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Greenblatt said that social media is key to bringing audiences back to network television in the US, adding that […]