keskiviikko 24. kesäkuuta 2009

The biggest ever Finnish tv-production outside of Finland is now in pre-production

Nelonen has just greenlighted a new docusoap "Travel Guides". The new daily stripped docusoap follows the lives travel guides on the Turkish riviera. Production will take place in Alanya from late August till early November and the production company is Susamuru. The show will air in 2010.

And yes - you read the headline right. This docusoap with 40 episodes is even bigger than the production of Robinson for the Finnish tv-industry. Robinson was a line production by Strix, so that was more than 50% Swedish :)

Nelonen's press release here (in Finnish).

torstai 18. kesäkuuta 2009

Wow - the coolest water tap ever

I went shopping today at Holt Trenfrew in Toronto. At men's underwear department I found something really interesting. Have a look at this water tap! Where can I get one? Anyone who knows? The sales clerk knew nothing about this...

keskiviikko 17. kesäkuuta 2009

I fell in love with internet celebrity Sarah Austin today

OMG - Sarah Austin is something else. It would be so easy to just smile at this valley-girl-like livecasting genious, but watch out - I'm sure she is the next Oprah.

I tried to be all young&hip myself and livecast some of her presentation on QIK, but the quality is really sh&tty. Lets just let her talk about her social media takeover here for herself:

Sarah Austin on Pop17 from JD Lasica on Vimeo.

tiistai 16. kesäkuuta 2009

Who Thinks "Millionaire" Could Make a Huge Comeback as a Format?

There is some buzz created by Sony, yes, but really? We will see very soon.. the 2-week revival of Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Regis Philbin begins August 9, 2009 on ABC.

Well this clip does bring back good memories. Sorry for poor quality - you'll find better ones and some cool parodies on Youtube here.

maanantai 15. kesäkuuta 2009

Finland's Current Top Model 2009

The winner of Finland's Next Top Model leaked out early. This is a major OOOOPS. The final episode airs tonight, but the sponsor BON AQUA is already congratulating the winner in an outdoor campaign.

Media's reaction is interesting. They have not made huge headlines about the winner in today's papers. On their websites they are warning their readers about the spoiler... Will this actually help the ratings tonight? I think so.

Article from Helsingin Sanomat -newspaper in Finnish here.

"We are getting into a world where Hulu is a major broadcaster. This is a great opportunity for small networks."

-Bob Boden, Vice President of Production at Fox Reality Channel, at the Entertainment Master Class on June 14th, 2009, in Toronto

My biggest personal tv-moment this season: Janice on Finland's Next Top Model

The big finale is airing tomorrow night. Monday at 8pm on Nelonen. Here's the promo. And yes there's an advertisement in the beginning of the video clip - we need some revenue too please :)

Ok, you caught my attention LXD, but is this project really about??

sunnuntai 14. kesäkuuta 2009

Mediaweek: the state of the Twittersphere!

Great article on MEDIAWEEK. Check it out and learn. and then update your Twitter account. I just did.
Quick Twitter “Must Do” Tips!
Last week the guys at HubSpot released a compelling report into the state of the Twittersphere!

The facts?

• 79.79% failed to provide a homepage URL
• 75.86% of users have not entered a bio in their profile
• 68.68% have not specified a location
• 55.50% are not following anyone
• 54.88% have never tweeted
• 52.71% have no followers

Nelonen's COOL film promo trailer

This makes me proud of our film slate! A great promo can be slow paced. Super job, Veli!