The Hollywood Reporter
Facebook likes can be viewed any number of ways, but according to a federal court judge in Florida, they cannot be considered property. That declaration was part of the ruling in a lawsuit filed against BET by insurance agent Stacey Mattocks over a fan page for The Game, a series on the cable network.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil kicks off June 12 and runs through the championship game July 13, and Univision Deportes Network will provide exclusive Spanish-language in the U.S., including 24-hour coverage, as well as 56 live games (all 64 matches will be available via its Univision Deportes application). The Hispanic-targeted cable network also reached a partnership with Facebook to add content form the social network to its telecasts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Facebook announced version 1.1 of its Paper iPhone application, with new features including notifications for birthdays and events; photo comments; group updates; and new article covers for select publishers.
Page administrators of successful but unofficial fan pages may want to learn from the experiences of Stacey Mattocks, whose page about BET comedy-drama series “The Game” reached 6.2 million likes before the cable network allegedly asked the social network to delete the page.
U.K-based pay TV provider British Sky Broadcasting, which News Corp. owns 39 percent of, announced that it has temporarily suspended all advertising campaigns on Facebook due to “offensive content” that appeared next to one of its ads, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Social media sites including Facebook were considered entertainment by 88 percent of people polled for a recent study led by Penn Schoen Berland for The Hollywood Reporter, and 98 percent of social networkers are Facebook hounds.