Starz Entertainment – How Spartacus Conquered Facebook
As Spartacus entered its final season, Starz enlisted fans to become part of the rebellion themselves. So to speak, that is. Facebookers were inspired to comment using the language of the show—a brilliant tie-in for a medium in which humor and lightheartedness is rewarded. For the network’s part, “share this” became “spread word.” “Watch tonight” transformed to “set eyes to purpose and mind to task.” And then there’s the “Spartacussing,” which, as you might have guessed, is cursing in Spartacus speak.
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ABC Family – "Pretty Little Liars" Q&A pre-Teen Choice Awards
Before hosting the Teen Choice Awards this past year, “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale fielded questions about the show via Facebook in a uniquely social Q&A.
Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel)  – Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove
To create buzz around the premiere of “Cedar Cove,” Hallmark created interactive digital postcards—with video clips and recipes—featuring the setting’s small-town, idyllic beauty.
Liberty Global  – UPC IE Fibre Powered Lives Facebook Competition
With new customer acquisitions in mind, UPC created a virtual raffle contest on Facebook that included a daily countdown of the next prize giveaway.

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FCC Awards 2.5GHz Licenses to Tribes

The FCC formally granted 154 applications submitted through its 2.5GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. Those applicants will be able to use the 2.5GHz band to provide broadband and other advanced wireless

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