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ESPN and Twitter expand their partnership with video at the center

Upfront week is already proving to be the platform for major social TV announcements. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ESPN and Twitter will expand their partnership that was announced a year ago. Last year’s partnership set an important precedent that allowed advertisers to buy ads across TV and Twitter at the same time. Now video is becoming the focus of the growth of their partnership. Read more

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Fox and Twitter announce major social TV advertising partnership

Upfront week is underway and there are already major social TV announcements that have been made. According to the LA Times, “Fox said it would use Twitter to distribute clips of upcoming TV shows, tout highlights of live events or share video after episodes of various shows have aired.” This new partnership is going to allow Fox to tap into Twitter’s ad platform. Here are the exciting details. Read more

Ryan Seacrest at the E! Upfront: web traffic to E! up 38% year over year

Last night’s E! upfront was once again, the party not to miss. The Kardashians, Ryan Lochte, Kevin Jonas and more were in NYC for the network’s big celebration for advertisers. Social wasn’t just a side note, it was the main part of the night. In addition to the stars Instagramming and taking tons of photos with fans, Ryan Seacrest showed advertisers in his presentation how important the network’s web reach is. Read more

A social recap of BET’s 2013 Upfront

BET unveiled it’s new and returning programming tonight at their annual upfront in New York City. 106 & Park, Real Husbands of Hollywood and the BET Awards are of course among the returning shows. Being Mary Jane, Burns BBQ and Comic View are among the new shows. Here’s a social recap from tonight’s event. Read more