Tag Archives: YahooNews

CoveritLive blogs deliver live updates on the unrest in Egypt

The events in Egypt over the past few weeks have drawn a large amount of interest from all over the world. The public’s hunger to be well-informed has been fed by CoveritLive live blogs from publishers and broadcasters in many countries. CiL delivers live up-to-the-minute updates through live commentary, but also through social content and a variety of other features.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (June 24-30)

The final week of June proved to be a very big week for CoveritLive and Yahoo’s Live Chats during the George Zimmerman murder trial dominated the weekly Social TV rankings. Yahoo News produced five of the top seven Social TV events for the week, while the Australian Football League claimed one spot in the top five and Yahoo Sports’ NBA Draft coverage landed just outside of the top five.

 

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Yahoo News and SCOTUS Blog deploy CoveritLive to cover the week’s biggest news events

The last week in June has provided several major, compelling news stories in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on several landmark cases and the commencement of the George Zimmerman Trial in Sanford, Fla. have created an appetite for information and CoveritLive has been there to feed the need. The SCOTUS Blog has once again provided up-to-the-minute live blogging of the Supreme Court’s decision and informed the masses, while Yahoo News has provided its own live chat around the rulings, syndicated SCOTUS’s coverage and provided excellent live blog coverage of the Zimmerman trial.

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Yahoo News’ #Hashout Live features and discusses CoveritLive at SXSW

During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Conference our partner’s at Yahoo! hosted a full slate of panels, talks, concerts and informative sessions at the Yahoo Lounge. The most-read news site in the world featured a panel during SXSW, titled Yahoo News #Hashout Live that explored the current trends around first and second screen experiences.

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CiL Feature Implementation: Yahoo’s Papal Announcement Coverage

On Wednesday, Yahoo proved once again to be the go-to choice for live news coverage as it provided wall-to-wall live video and live chat coverage of the papal announcement. The news leader utilized CoveritLive to provide live commentary of the day’s events, beginning with the white smoke circling above the Sistine Chapel, through the bells ringing at St. Peter’s Basilica and Pope Francis’ first blessing as pope.

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CoveritLive shines on Election Night 2012 with 2.5 million viewers

By Spencer Kitley

As millions of Americans and political observers around the world anxiously awaited the results of the 2012 United States Presidential election on Tuesday, more than 2.5 million readers and Social TV viewers followed CoveritLive events for up-to-the-minute election information. The evening that ended with President Barack Obama winning re-election saw almost 300 publishers and broadcasters run live events as the action unfolded.

Yahoo News, Bild, Aftonbladet and LeMonde were leading outlets for CoveritLive blogs on election night as political experts and analysts shared insight and information as the race for the White House drew to a close.

•        More than 2.5 million Social TV viewers and live blog readers joined in almost 300 CoveritLive events

•        In excess of 10,000 viewers joined 22 different CoveritLive election live events

•        The influence of the U.S. election was apparent throughout the evening as three international events topped the viewer charts. French publisher, LeMonde drew an audience of almost 650,000, while German newspaper, Bild topped the 500,000-viewer mark and Sweden’s Aftonbladet entertained more than 435,000 viewers.

•       Yahoo News was the top domestic user on election night, using multiple CoveritLive implementations across many pages. Statistics were only available on one of Yahoo’s events at the time of this blog post, but their audience of more than 270,000 on the single implementation was still the fourth-largest election event.

•        Live blog coverage of the election spanned outside the United States as well, with French, German, Swedish, Canadian, Danish, Belgian, Norwegian and many other publishers using CiL to track the election.

Whether you are live blogging as a primary perspective for viewers, hosting chat events or providing a second screen Social TV experience, CoveritLive can be your answer to real-time engagement during your next event.

CiL User

Clicks

LeMonde

643,766

Bild

501,378

Aftonbladet

435,745

Yahoo

270,178

The Blaze

83,297

CBC

74,507

Liberation.fr

57,032

Ekstra Bladet

51,297

Street.com

22,393

 

 

 

CoveritLive and Yahoo spark Social TV conversation at the RNC & DNC

By Spencer Kitley

During the last two weeks Yahoo News has used CoveritLive to provide its readers a well-crafted Social TV experience as they watched the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The respective three-day conventions attracted almost 450,000 viewers to Yahoo’s live chat and video stream experience where they had the opportunity to interact with a panel of political experts.

Yahoo’s chats entitled, “Talk about the RNC/DNC with Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro and Chris Suellentrop of Yahoo News,” averaged audiences of almost 75,000 to its six Social TV events and drew at least 60,000 viewers to all of its sessions.

The most-well attended event of either convention was the third night of the DNC when President Barack Obama spoke to the convention. Yahoo’s trio of political analysts entertained and interacted with an audience of almost 95,000 viewers during his DNC speech.   

Throughout the course of the first and third nights of the RNC, Yahoo engaged with audiences in excess of 75,000 viewers. On the first night of the convention, almost 80,000 viewers joined the conversation as Ann Romney addressed the convention, while more than 76,000 viewers got social on the third night when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke.

Day two of the DNC exceeded the 70,000 mark as former President Bill Clinton was the featured speaker. The second day of the RNC was headlined by Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech and the CoveritLive event from that evening drew more than 65,000 viewers. First lady Michelle Obama’s speech was the highlight of the first night of the DNC and it attracted over 61,000 Yahoo viewers.

 

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Event

Viewers

1

DNC (9/6)

94,164

2

RNC (8/28)

79,311

3

RNC (8/30)

76,403

4

DNC (9/5)

71,656

5

RNC (8/29)

66,102

6

DNC (9/4)

61,170

 

CoveritLive and Yahoo spark Social TV conversation at the RNC & DNC

By Spencer Kitley

During the last two weeks Yahoo News has used CoveritLive to provide its readers a well-crafted Social TV experience as they watched the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The respective three-day conventions attracted almost 450,000 viewers to Yahoo’s live chat and video stream experience where they had the opportunity to interact with a panel of political experts.

Yahoo’s chats entitled, “Talk about the RNC/DNC with Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro and Chris Suellentrop of Yahoo News,” averaged audiences of almost 75,000 to its six Social TV events and drew at least 60,000 viewers to all of its sessions.

The most-well attended event of either convention was the third night of the DNC when President Barack Obama spoke to the convention. Yahoo’s trio of political analysts entertained and interacted with an audience of almost 95,000 viewers during his DNC speech.   

Throughout the course of the first and third nights of the RNC, Yahoo engaged with audiences in excess of 75,000 viewers. On the first night of the convention, almost 80,000 viewers joined the conversation as Ann Romney addressed the convention, while more than 76,000 viewers got social on the third night when Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke.

Day two of the DNC exceeded the 70,000 mark as former President Bill Clinton was the featured speaker. The second day of the RNC was headlined by Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech and the CoveritLive event from that evening drew more than 65,000 viewers. First lady Michelle Obama’s speech was the highlight of the first night of the DNC and it attracted over 61,000 Yahoo viewers.

 

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Event

Viewers

1

DNC (9/6)

94,164

2

RNC (8/28)

79,311

3

RNC (8/30)

76,403

4

DNC (9/5)

71,656

5

RNC (8/29)

66,102

6

DNC (9/4)

61,170

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 3-9)

By Spencer Kitley

The kickoff to the 2012 NFL football season and the Democratic National Convention in the United States took center stage last week and the two occasions swept all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Yahoo News’ live coverage of all three nights of the convention claimed the top three spots, one week after claiming the top three CiL spots with its Republican National Convention coverage. The remaining two spots in the weekly rankings were grabbed by live NFL game chats.

Yahoo News’ live coverage of the DNC featured a nightly live chat and video feed with political analysts Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro and Chris Suellentrop. The trio provided viewers a variety of perspectives and analysis of the different speeches, appearances and more. The third night of the convention attracted more than 94,000 viewers to the Yahoo event as President Barack Obama addressed the audience. The previous night, over 70,000 viewers joined the conversation as former President Bill Clinton spoke, while more than 60,000 viewers got social on the first night of the convention.

The fourth spot in the weekly rankings was claimed by the Chicago Bears’ Social TV coverage during its season opening victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The franchise was one of 12 NFL teams to host a CoveritLive event on Sunday and it attracted an audience in excess of 36,000 viewers.

ESPN claimed the fifth and final spot in the ratings with its Social TV coverage of the NFL season opener between the Cowboys and Giants. More than 33,000 viewers joined the conversation as the Cowboys upended the defending Super Bowl champions in the season’s first game.

*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.

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Event

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Democratic National Convention (9/6)

Yahoo

94,162

2

Democratic National Convention (9/5)

Yahoo

71,656

3

Democratic National Convention (9/4)

Yahoo

61,170

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

NFL (Chicago Bears)

36,677

5

Countdown Live: Cowboys vs. Giants

ESPN

33,225

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 3-9)

By Spencer Kitley

The kickoff to the 2012 NFL football season and the Democratic National Convention in the United States took center stage last week and the two occasions swept all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Yahoo News’ live coverage of all three nights of the convention claimed the top three spots, one week after claiming the top three CiL spots with its Republican National Convention coverage. The remaining two spots in the weekly rankings were grabbed by live NFL game chats.

Yahoo News’ live coverage of the DNC featured a nightly live chat and video feed with political analysts Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro and Chris Suellentrop. The trio provided viewers a variety of perspectives and analysis of the different speeches, appearances and more. The third night of the convention attracted more than 94,000 viewers to the Yahoo event as President Barack Obama addressed the audience. The previous night, over 70,000 viewers joined the conversation as former President Bill Clinton spoke, while more than 60,000 viewers got social on the first night of the convention.

The fourth spot in the weekly rankings was claimed by the Chicago Bears’ Social TV coverage during its season opening victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The franchise was one of 12 NFL teams to host a CoveritLive event on Sunday and it attracted an audience in excess of 36,000 viewers.

ESPN claimed the fifth and final spot in the ratings with its Social TV coverage of the NFL season opener between the Cowboys and Giants. More than 33,000 viewers joined the conversation as the Cowboys upended the defending Super Bowl champions in the season’s first game.

*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.

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Event

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Democratic National Convention (9/6)

Yahoo

94,162

2

Democratic National Convention (9/5)

Yahoo

71,656

3

Democratic National Convention (9/4)

Yahoo

61,170

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

NFL (Chicago Bears)

36,677

5

Countdown Live: Cowboys vs. Giants

ESPN

33,225