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World Cup breaks social media records… again

World Cup breaks social media records… again

Germany’s World Cup final victory over Argentina smashed global records on Twitter, and has also become the biggest sporting event in Facebook’s history. Twitter said that Germany’s 1-0 victory peaked…

Second screen apps flourish in World Cup

Second screen apps flourish in World Cup

During some World Cup qualification matches, more than 400,000 dual-screeners participated at the same time, in sync with telecasts, according to Visiware. The World Cup has become a milestone event…

Brazil’s beating = records for German TV and Twitter

Brazil’s beating = records for German TV and Twitter

Germany’s coverage of the nation’s football team demolishing Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-finals drew a peak audience of 32.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched programme in the…

World Cup boosts social media usage 300%

Allot Communications has revealed the results from its analysis of mobile application traffic surrounding the 2014 World Cup. Real-time data showed that usage of mobile sports apps such as ESPN,…

Your MTV Top 20 driven by social media

Your MTV Top 20 driven by social media

MTV has confirmed the launch of Your MTV Top 20, aiming to be the world’s most comprehensive weekly music video chart and the only one ultimately determined by fan interaction…

Facebook buys LiveRail

Facebook is to acquire LiveRail, an advertising technology company that helps companies such as Major League Baseball (MLB.com), ABC, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion serve better ads in the videos…

Beamly relaunch brings record traffic

Social TV platform Beamly has seen its number of monthly active users triple since Q1 and the associated re-branding, accompanied by major increases in weekly visit frequency and user retention.…

For 56% of 18-34s tablet is TV companion

For 56% of 18-34s tablet is TV companion

Tablets, especially for younger owners, are an extension of the TV viewing experience.  According to the new Connected TV App Discovery Report from NPD Connected Intelligence while watching TV, 56…

Resolution TV-synced ads on Twitter

Resolution TV-synced ads on Twitter

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, and Brand Networks, a provider of data-driven social marketing solutions, today announced a partnership allowing brands and…

ITV shares World Cup clips on Facebook, Twitter

ITV shares World Cup clips on Facebook, Twitter

ITV is sharing near-live highlights of the FIFA World Cup to ITV.com with social platforms following a deal with Grabyo, the real-time video company. ITV will be using the Grabyo…