Lots of sports news from the weekend to catch up on. Read our picks of stories about football, golf, Nascar, boxing, basketball and hockey and be caught up on what is going on in the world of sports and social TV. Read more
As we head into the weekend, here are today’s top Social TV must-reads:
- Social-TV awards provider Viggle added the National Basketball Association as a partner and will begin a program of awards and discounts during the playoffs tonight.
The Kentucky Derby runs on Saturday afternoon on NBC
Coverage on Saturday begins at 11 a.m. Eastern, with the Kentucky Derby, which has a scheduled 6:24 p.m. post time, to be shown as part of a show on NBC that begins at 4 p.m. Read more
Is YouTube the winner of the new TV? Google says it is and the company’s comments at the Digital Upfronts in New York are our top story in our daily mid-day roundup of Social TV news articles we think are must-reads. Read more
- Jeff Green of the Celtics dunks on Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks, via NESN.com
The trend continues: Sports dominates cable and Social TV buzz. The must-buzzed show on TV last night was TNT’s NBA Playoff coverage of the Boston Celtics holding off first-round elimination with a 92-86 win at the New York Knicks. Read more
Screen Grab of Fox Deportes Soccer Dashboard for Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund Semfinals Match on April 30, 2013
Yesterday, Social TV prime time was the 15-minute period starting at 4:30 as Twitter mentions of television programming hit a peak of 120,083, no doubt ignited by European soccer championship semifinals with Real Madrid CF vs. Read more
Our top story is Nielsen’s announcement this morning of its pilot program to measure TV content viewed online, a move that will encompass sweeps in May and go through July. For other top stories in our mid-day roundup Read more
Our top story today is Viggle’s announcement of a contest for developers to compete to create apps for the Viggle platform.
We start our midday roundup of Social TV must-reads with the latest ratings news from Sunday night. Read more
What’s the sports social buzz? Click the link and catch our weekly rundown of Social TV sports. Read more
Geofeedia map of real-time social media activity from Radio City Music Hall in downtown New York during the second day of the NFL Draft this morning at 11.
The NFL Draft has become a tentpole event for TV, and a Social TV juggernaut. Thursday was the first day of the draft and the league tried to hush journalists on Twitter, hackers sent out fake tweets and the social networks buzzed (see our roundup). Read more