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#TheCatch Unites Rivals On Twitter, For a Minute

Last night Odell Beckham Jr. did something incredible: he brought Giants and Cowboys fans together. While  #NYGvsDallas was filled with a little trash-talk, #TheCatch was good enough to make everyone just shut up and love football:

Well, at least for a minute. Then Dallas fans were happy to rub it in: Read more

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

Peyton Manning and Sunday’s Super Bowl Rematch Sparks Twitter Conversation

b99194475z.1_20140129230759_000_glb4jkmo.1-1Let’s face it: last year’s Super Bowl was a dud. The Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8.

This past Sunday, the Broncos had a chance to avenge their loss, and a late Peyton Manning-led drive forced the game to overtime. According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, the five minute period immediately following Manning’s incredible drive accounted for 21% of reactions for the entire nine-hour window monitored. That five minutes saw 32,139 reactions out of 125,535 total tweets.

Below, some more insights from Canvs on what drove the Twitter conversation, followed by an infographic: Read more

NFL Now Launches New Platforms and New Original Content

nflnowAre you ready for some football? How about football everywhere and all the time?

Tonight is the first primetime broadcast of Thursday night football on NBC, but the NFL is taking the second screen seriously this season with the expansion of their NFL Now video service. If you want to watch replays of full games, you still have to pay for it with Game Rewind. But NFL Now offiers fans video highlights and football news; users can customize their “channel” with their fave teams, players, and fantasy team filtering.

Yesterday, the NFL announced that NFL Now is now supported on five new platforms: NFL Mobile phone and tablet applications, Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire Phone and Fire TV, and Yahoo! Screen. They also have two new, original, reality shows called Finding Giants and Undrafted and a new daily talk show, which will air on NFL Now and Direct TV.
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ESPN and EA Partner on ‘Madden NFL 15′ Cover Vote Promotion

Screen Shot 2014-05-10 at 11.03.33 AMAt the NFL Draft last Thursday night, ESPN and EA announced the return of the ‘Madden NFL’ cover vote. ESPN and EA have narrowed the field down to a ‘Sweet 16’ of NFL rising talent, and fans will be able to choose which player graces the cover of ‘Madden NFL 15,’ which will be released on August 26.

ESPN will leverage its TV, digital, and social assets to promote the competition. Fans can vote once per day at ESPN.com/maddenvote, and take to @ESPNNFL on Twitter and the NFL on ESPN Facebook page to debate the picks using the hashtag #MaddenCover. Every Thursday for the next four weeks, the winners of each round will be announced on ESPN’s ‘NFL Live,’ and players still alive in the bracket will make appearances on ESPN programming to campaign for themselves.

“Every year, ESPN and EA SPORTS continue to go bigger with the Madden NFL Cover Vote,  and there’s no better way to kick off the vote for Madden NFL 15 than having last year’s winner and NFL legend Barry Sanders announcing it on stage at the NFL Draft,” said Raphael Poplock, vice president of games and partnerships for ESPN.  “We are building on our momentum over the last three Madden NFL Cover Votes to deliver an engaging experience that puts the cover in the hands of the fans, which have resulted in some of ESPN’s most successful social activations to date.”

The winner will be announced from LA LIVE Plaza during the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter on Friday, June 6. Read more

Were fans’ predictions right for the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl New York FootballOne of our analytics partners, Insticator used their platform to identify fan predictions for tonight’s big game that is underway. Our analysis on the biggest moments (which so far seem to be Namath’s fur coat, Seinfeld, Bruno Mars and more). Read more

CBS Sports partners with PrePlay Sports for predictive pro and college football app

preplay cbsWhile PrePlay Sports has exclusive partnerships with the NHL and MLB, the maker of the predictive sports app teamed up not with the NFL or NCAA for its football app, but with CBS Sports. CBS Sports PrePlay Football launched prior to the starts of this year’s NCAA and NFL seasons, and allows CBS Sports to expand its fantasy footprint while giving fans an engaging and addicting second screen experience while watching pro and college football on TV. Read more

What happens when KFC brings tailgating indoors via TV? couchgating

“Friends plus football plus KFC equals couchgating. What’s the square root of that? Original Recipe Bites.” So says one of the “couchgaters” in KFC’s new ad campaign launched with the help of Draftfcb Chicago. With the 2013 NFL Playoffs underway and the majority of Americans watching football from their couches, KFC has introduced the concept of couchgating – the act of tailgating from your couch, with KFC food an integral part of the equation. Here’s how TV is playing a role. Read more

Fantasy football game 'MyGuy' launches within Viggle platform

Social TV rewards platform Viggle has launched a new in-app experience in honor of the football season. MyGuy is "a fantasy football app that allows users to earn points and win prizes for watching the games on TV," according to the company. After viewers check into a sports game -- using the Viggle app -- they'll be given an option to use MyGuy. We spoke with Viggle President Chris Stephenson about the launch.

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