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Infographic: World Cup Shatters Facebook Engagement Records

FacebookTVThe World Cup set single-event Facebook engagement records within the first week. Now, with the tournament over, it is official: the 2014 World Cup is the most talked-about event in Facebook history. From June 12 – July 13, 350 million people generated 3 billion World Cup-related interactions.

Because the event takes place over the course of a month, it is hard to compare this one-to-one with a single day’s event like the Super Bowl. Still, Facebook’s data team crunched the numbers and yesterday’s final between Germany and Argentina became the single most talked about sporting event in the social network’s history; 88 million people generated 280 million interactions. Read more

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

ESPN and Univision on World Cup: Enjoy the Games…On Our Terms

FIFA-Mens-World-Cup-2014-Official-Logo-an-Schedule-in-Canada-TimingsUnivision and ESPN continue to set World Cup records – both on linear and streaming – and are surely benefiting from increased interest in the games and from the tremendous social media activity.

As rights holders, though, Univision and ESPN want to make sure that if people are watching or talking about the games, that they’re doing it on the networks’ terms.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal last week:

In recent years media companies and publishers have sparred over whether these clips fall under editorial “fair use.” This World Cup the message from ESPN and Univision is clear: It doesn’t.

Since the start of the tournament Vox Media-owned sports site SB Nation, one of the chief purveyors of quick World Cup content, has had two accounts suspended on Vine, according to its managing editor Brian Floyd.

SB Nation received suspension notices from Twitter, Mr. Floyd said, after a complaint from media-protection company Irdeto, which works on behalf of Univision.

“They don’t seem to mind people Vine-ing funny stuff like fans,” explained Clay Wendler, who quickly crafts Vines for SB Nation. But when it comes to goals — breathtaking moments of glory seemingly tailor-made for the six-second looping video format — rights-holders are more stringent, Mr. Wendler said. Twitter did not respond to requests for comment on its policies regarding World Cup content. Read more

The Record Breaking Continues: Facebook Tops 1 Billion World Cup Interactions

unnamedSince the World Cup began on June 12, Facebook reports that it has seen over one billion World Cup-related posts, comments, and likes. Over 220 million Facebook users have generated these interactions. The knockout matches, which have already seen a fair share of games decided on penalty kicks, have certainly expedited this process. Still, Facebook’s data editors have never measured an event — sports or otherwise — that has topped a billion interactions, and although the World Cup lasts longer than the average event, it is continuing to set social records that will be tough to top.

On Saturday, more than 31 million people had 75 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) related to the match between Brazil and Chile. The game saw the second-highest level of conversation for any World Cup match that Facebook’s data team has measured to date. Read more

Women 18-24 Drive World Cup Facebook Conversation on Monday

FacebookTVThe World Cup has already broken Facebook engagement records just one week into the games. Facebook is invested heavily in this year’s tournament, and its data team is closely monitoring the results. For the first time since the World Cup started, though, women 18-24 were the top demographic talking about Monday’s Group A matches, which included Brazil vs. Cameroon and Mexico vs. Croatia.

Younger women supporting Mexico carried the women 18-24 demo. Their interactions specifically mentioned “Chicharito,” who scored the last goal in the Mexico vs. Croatia match.  Read more

An Inside Look at the Spredfast-Powered FIFA Social Hub

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 11.33.21 AMOf the numerous World Cub social hubs launched ahead of this year’s games, the official one hosted by FIFA – in partnership with Adidas – may be the most visually impressive.

FIFA Social Hub, powered by social TV company Spredfast, shows the top trending players and teams. Clicking into these player and team cards, users are shown Twitter stats such as mentions per hour, tweets per minute, and the player’s or team’s own social activity.

Fans can also see the social activity around the world displayed on an interactive map, and can post to Twitter or Facebook directly from the hub.

For more on the FIFA Social Hub, we spoke with Brian Foley, Senior Director of Global Sports at Spredfast. Read more

It Took Just One Week for the World Cup to Break Facebook Engagement Records

FacebookTVIn the lead up to the World Cup, Facebook launched ‘Trending World Cup’ and ‘Facebook Ref’ to keep fans informed and engaged throughout the world’s most popular sports event. We’re just one week into the tournament, and even Facebook must be surprised by the results so far: Between June 12 and June 18 more people have talked about the World Cup on Facebook than the number of people who talked about this year’s Super BowlOscars and Sochi Games, combined

With three weeks left of games, the World Cup will surely set the bar (and an extremely high one at that) for event-based social engagement. Here’s how the first week of World Cup Facebook chatter stacks up to the aforementioned events:

  • World Cup Week 1 (June 12 – June 18): 141M people – 459M interactions (posts, comments and likes)
  • Super Bowl XVIII on Feb. 2:  50M people – 185M interactions (posts, comments and likes)
  • Sochi Games, Feb. 6-23:  45M people – 120M interactions (posts, comments and likes)
  • 86th Academy Awards on Mar. 2:  11.3M people – 25.4M interactions (posts, comments and likes)

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Clorox Sponsors Viggle’s Second Screen World Cup Trivia Game, ‘Vigoooal’

BqRL_3bCYAAMYkhViggle’s success as a publicly-traded social TV company will hinge on the brand partnerships it is able to secure for its mobile entertainment marketing and rewards platform.

The company has taken a step in the right direction in its World Cup partnership with Clorox, who will be sponsoring Viggle’s newest game, Vigoooal. The real-time sports game will allow Viggle users to answer trivia questions during World Cup games for the chance to win gift cards, music downloads, and other prizes. users play Vigoooal during a live game, they can answer questions related to the game, teams and players to gain Viggle Points and then see how they compare to other players by checking a leaderboard featuring top scorers. Read more

Inside look at FIFA’s World Cup app

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 11.45.54 AMThe World Cup is underway in what’s shaping up to be one of the summer’s biggest TV events. A few days before the tournament took off FIFA released a free downloadable app to compliment the viewing experience. “The official FIFA World Cup™ app has launched with exclusive coverage from Brazil 2014, meaning fans can take the world’s biggest event with them wherever they go,” according to the release. Here are the details.  Read more

Why Fox Sports’ MatchTrax is the Ultimate Second Screen World Cup Experience

304x200 foxsportsAhead of the 2014 World Cup, Fox Sports partnered with digital consulting firm Omnigon to create a second screen experience called MatchTrax. Omnigon gave Lost Remote a demo of the product last Friday and it is evident that MatchTrax is a second screen experience that appeals to both die-hard soccer fans watching every game and to casual fans.

MatchTrax’s main features include live match commentary, real-time field views, a leaderboard and statistics, and ‘Hash Clash.’ Read more

Univision Bests ABC/ESPN in World Cup Social Activity [Saturday]

FIFA-Mens-World-Cup-2014-Official-Logo-an-Schedule-in-Canada-TimingsUnivision Deportes’ broadcast of World Cup matches yesterday delivered the most-watched Saturday of group play in Univision Deportes World Cup history. So far, the network’s coverage of this year’s games is pacing ahead of its 2010 World Cup coverage by +25% among Total Viewers and +11% among Adults 18-49 through 8 matches. Univision Deportes is also outdelivering ESPN/ABC network’s average by +7% among Total Viewers and +2% among Adults 18-49 through the first 8 matches of the World Cup. Read more

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