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Networks Opt Out of Obama’s Speech Because It’s #TGIT

obamatlakingWhile the official excuse is that the speech will be “overtly political” and that there are straight news outlets to broadcast President Obama’s immigration reform speech, we all know the real reason networks won’t be interrupting regular programming tonight.

Because you need to live-tweet “Grey’s Anatomy,” and it could theoretically cut into the Raiders – Kansas City kickoff at 8:25pm.

We should all be ashamed of ourselves. Univision will give the President ten-minutes because the Latin Grammy’s start at 7 p.m. Telemundo, CNN, and PBS will broadcast the speech in full. The hashtag, if you’re curious is #ImmigrationAction.  Or, #TGIT.

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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.

Social TV results from Inauguration Day

To see how much Twitter has grown in the past four years, just look at the 2013 Inauguration Day numbers below compared to 2009. In a little over one hour, there were 1.1 million tweets about this year’s Inauguration Ceremony. This is compared to just 82,392 tweets about Obama’s first Inaugural in 2009. Read more

Social TV results from the third presidential debate

The third debate concluded on Monday evening providing another serving of massive social TV data. Twitter, Bluefin Labs, SnappyTV and more were all reporting on the results and what we can learn from the social web. The interesting analysis will probably come after the election takes place, but for now here are the highlights from the third debate on foreign policy. Read more

Univision hosts Romney and Obama for 'meet and greet' on Facebook

The social TV election continues to grow. Before the first traditional debate has taken place between President Obama and former Governor Romney, Univision is hosting a "meet and greet" for each candidate, which is being streamed live on their Facebook page right now. Tonight the former governor is taking the stage in Miami and tomorrow night President Obama will. Here are more details about this "first of a kind" partnership with Facebook to make this social web event possible.

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Inside look at CNN and Facebook's first election analysis

In July CNN and Facebook announced a major partnership around the election. "America's Choice 2012" is an analysis of Facebook's more than 160 million users in the U.S. and CNN's multi-platform audience. Their first big report is out and we spoke to Michelle Jaconi, CNN's Executive Producer of Cross-Platform programming about the results.

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CNN partners with Facebook for social election experience

A big social TV partnership was announced today. CNN is teaming up with Facebook to create a social, second screen experience for its "America's Choice 2012" political coverage. The partnership will touch CNN's "on-air, mobile and online audiences and Facebook's more than 160 million U.S. users," CNN explains. It's not surprising that Facebook and CNN have inked such a big deal. The social network's TV guy Kay Madati is a former CNN-er, although he's not mentioned in the release....

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