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February Events: From the Super Bowl to the Oscars, Inform Has You Covered

February might be the shortest month, but it’s not short on events. As always, Inform is here to help you prep for your event coverage with our massive library of brand-safe, pre-monetized content from top partners. From the Super Bowl to the presidential debates to Oscar night, Inform has you covered. Check it out.

Monday, 2/1

Super Bowl 50 festivities kick off with Super Bowl Opening Night (formerly known as Super Bowl Media Day) airing from the SAP Center in San Jose, CA starting at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST. Interviews will run from about 5:15 to 6:15 PST (8:15 to 9:15 EST) and 7 to 8 PST (10 to 11 EST).

Also, don’t forget about the Iowa Caucuses, during which voters from all Iowa voting precincts come together to kick-start the presidential nomination process.

Tuesday, 2/2

It’s Groundhog Day again! The mayor of Sun Prairie, WI hopes not to relive last year’s Groundhog Day when Jimmy the Groundhog nipped him on the ear. See what WTVY has to say.

Groundhog Day With No Real Groundhog?

Saturday, 2/6

The winners of the 68th Annual Directors Guild Awards will be announced at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Republican presidential hopefuls will debate in New Hampshire, hosted by ABC News.

Sunday, 2/7

It’s the Battle in the Bay! Super Bowl 50 matches the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers.

Will this be the most expensive Super Bowl ever? KOLO takes a look.

Most Expensive Super Bowl?

And don’t forget about the commercials! CBS Sports Radio and WFAN talk about their favorite Super Bowl commercials of all time.

CBS Sports Radio and WFAN talent discuss their favorite Super Bowl commercials ever.

Monday, 2/8

Happy Chinese New Year! Apple is celebrating the year of the monkey with red and gold Apple Watches.

The difference between trend and tradition is that while red may be out of fashion this season, all of China wants to wear red for the Chinese New Year. After marking the lunar new year a few weeks ago China is ready to celebrate the new year, and Apple

Tuesday, 2/9

The New Hampshire Primary will select delegates to serve at the national party conventions. On the 100th anniversary of the first-in-the-nation primary, WMUR explores the traditions of the primary and the history of campaigning in New Hampshire.

A look at the traditions of the New Hampshire primary and history of campaigning in the Granite State.

How can you celebrate Mardi Gras? You might want to make like Emeril on Martha Stewart and make a King Cake.

Emeril prepares King Cake in celebration of Mardi Gras.

Or relive the glitter and glam of last year’s Mardi Gras parade with Reuters.

It's party time on the streets of New Orleans and the colorful characters are out in full force. ...Including Jazz Musician Pete Fountain AND Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAYOR

Thursday, 2/11

Democratic potential presidential nominees gather in Milwaukee for a debate hosted by PBS, and on the east coast New York Fashion Week struts its stuff.

Saturday, 2/13

The 8th Republican presidential debate will air on CBS from Greenville, SC, and be moderated by John Dickerson.

Meanwhile, don’t miss the highly-anticipated NBA Slam Dunk Competition airing at 8:30 PM EST on TNT.

Sunday, 2/14

It’s Valentine’s Day! Inform partners show you how to celebrate in style. CBS Chicago offers some romantic getaway suggestions.

Travel expert Kendra Thornton shares some romantic ideas that are close to home. For more information, visit www.kendrathorntontravel.com.

Cosmopolitan lets us in on 11 secret Starbucks drinks perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day is almost here & the only thing better than a Frappuccino is a festive Frappuccino. Between the secret menu, barista menu, and secret Valentine's Day menu, you can order a surprising number of them. Here are 11 Starbucks drinks that are ad

Single? Entertainment Tonight hasn’t forgotten about you. “How to Be Single” premieres just in time for the rom-com season.

If you don't have a date for Valentine's Day, Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson have you covered with their new comedy!

Also on Sunday is the NBA All Star Game in Toronto and the BAFTA 2016 Film Awards held in London.

Monday, 2/15

Woof! The 140th annual Westminster Dog Show airs on CNBC on Monday, 2/15. WPIX celebrated last year’s Best in Show winner, the adorable beagle Miss P.

Miss P is now a celebrity.

You can also catch the 58th Grammy Awards with host LL Cool J on CBS at 8 PM EST. Don’t miss rap legend Run-D.M.C. receive their lifetime achievement award.

Run-D.M.C. are among the artists who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMYs this year. The iconic rap group will be honored at a ceremony and concert to be held this spring. In addition to naming the Queens rappers, the Recording Aca

Friday, 2/19

Style sashays across the pond with London Fashion Week running through 2/23.

Saturday, 2/20

The Nevada Democratic Caucus will take place at 11 AM PST, and begins the process of registering preferences for Democratic candidates running for President.

Meanwhile, the GOP field narrows at the South Carolina Republican Primary.

Sunday, 2/21

Start your engines! NASCAR season begins with the Daytona 500 on FOX.

Tuesday, 2/23

It’s the GOP’s turn in Nevada with the Nevada Republican Caucus.

Wednesday, 2/24

Milan Fashion Week runs through the 29th, and the 2016 BRIT Awards, honoring the year’s best pop music, takes place in London.

Friday, 2/26

It’s the University of Houston’s turn to host a Republican presidential debate, along with NBC News and Telemundo. In Paris, the Théâtre du Châtele hosts the 41st César Awards, honoring the best in French cinema.

Saturday, 2/27

The Republicans had their turn on the 20th, now it’s time for the Democratic South Carolina Primary, just days away from Super Tuesday.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards 2016 airs at 2 PM PST and 5 PM EST on IFC.

Sunday, 2/28

It’s the biggest night in Hollywood: the 88th Academy Awards, airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, beginning at 7 PM EST and 4 PM PST.

Will host Chris Rock rewrite his opening monologue? Inside Edition takes a look.

Chris Rock released a statement to ET via his rep on Monday following comments from Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin saying that the Oscar host was "writing a new show."

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Get Informed: Golden Globes 2016

Awards season has officially begun! In case you missed it, the Golden Globes (otherwise known as the Oscars’ drunk cousin) aired last night with no lack of weird moments, from failing teleprompters, to bleeped speeches, to Lady Gaga shoulder-checking Leo.

Here are five more of our favorite Golden Globe moments.

The 73rd Golden Globes took place Sunday evening and Leonardo DiCaprio's latest film "The Revenant" was a big winner, Ali Lucia, Jason DeRusha, Kylie Bearse and Matt Brickman report (2:58). WCCO Mid-Morning Jan. 11, 2016

The Revenant wins big, with Leonardo DiCaprio taking home Best Actor, Alejandro G. Inarritu winning Best Director, and the film snagging Best Motion Picture, Drama.

The Golden Globes host takes aim at Sean Penn, Matt Damon, and himself.

The Golden Globes host takes aim at Sean Penn, Matt Damon, and himself.

The 'Mad Men' star reveals his shock when he won for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama. Get the deets!

The Mad Men star reveals his shock over his win for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama.

Hello dynamic duo. BFFs Lawrence and Schumer steal the show with their LOL-worthy punch lines.

Hello dynamic duo! BFFs Lawrence and Schumer steal the show with their LOL-worthy punch lines.

Amber Heard and Jaimie Alexander had quite the uncomfortable moment while presenting at the 2016 Golden Globes.

Amber Heard and Jaimie Alexander had quite the uncomfortable moment while presenting at the 2016 Golden Globes.

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Inform Year-Ender: A Look Ahead to 2016

Happy New Year from Inform!

We’ve been celebrating 2015 with our Year-Ender series, from the top news stories of the year, to top sports moments, to the biggest in entertainment. Today we kick off 2016 with an informative look at the year ahead.

2016 Summer Olympics: 1 year to Rio

In August, Olympic contenders from all over the world will be swimming, cycling, and gymnastic-ing for a place on the podium.

Katie Nolan chats with Randy Moss.

Will the Patriots win the Super Bowl again? Former wide receiver Randy Moss thinks so.

Donald Trump is ratcheting up his battle against Hillary Clinton by accusing her of playing "the woman card." Trump also went after Bill Clinton, pointing to his history of cheating and White House scandal with Monica Lewinski. This comes after Clinton's

The Presidential election will only ramp up in 2016. Inside Edition takes a look at how the Donald will be ratcheting up his attacks.

At a town hall event in Fairfield, Iowa on Tuesday, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton took a moment to caution voters against becoming disillusioned during the campaign season, even as she said Republicans propelled negative advertising. (Dec. 22)

Meanwhile at AP, Hillary Clinton encouraged voters not to become discouraged.

2016 promises to be the year of the superheroes, with no less than 8 big budget franchise tentpoles coming to theaters. The movies range from familiar franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain America, X Men and the Batman/Superman crossove

Need a break from politics?  Decide if these big budget superhero movies coming out in 2016 are worth all the hype.

From John Legend and Chrissy Teigen to Kelly Clarkson and a One Direction singer -- these celebs are all set to welcome newborns to the world next year!

Entertainment Tonight delivers on seven celebrity babies to expect this year.

We're rooting for these relationships to stand the test of time.

Gwen and Blake, Zayn and Gigi, and more celebrity couples E! hopes stays together through in 2016.

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Inform Year-Ender: Top Entertainment Stories of 2015

Earlier in December we kicked off a month-long celebration of 2015 with our weekly Year-Ender Video Playlists, rounding up for our partners the top moments in sports, news, and more. And here on the Inform blog, we’re giving you a taste of those playlists.

Yesterday we looked at the top moments in sports. Today we’re rounding up the biggest stories in entertainment.

It's not a good summer for romance. We counted 16 celebrity breakups that have happened in the past few months, from Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani to Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick and more! Let's check out which Hollywood duos called it quits.

From Jen and Ben to Gwen and Gavin, It was the summer of the celebrity breakup.

Caitlyn Jenner accepted a "Woman of the Year" award from Glamour magazine on Monday night. The magazine honored Jenner for being a "Transgender Champion."

Caitlyn Jenner was honored as Glamour’s “Woman Of the Year.”

It looks like One Direction are about to become four individual directions as the band announce they are taking an extended hiatus.The boyband babes have reportedly decided to split for at least a year to focus on solo projects. So sorry fans, they will n

British boy band One Direction splits to focus on solo projects.

Khloe Kardashian's ex-husband was found unconscious in a room in Nevada after partying for days.

Ex-Laker Lamar Odom was found unconscious and was hospitalized.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their little girl's name Monday morning.

Prince George gets a baby sister and her name is — drumroll please — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana!

E! sources confirm the actor's heath news ahead of his 'revealing personal announcement' scheduled on 'Today.'

Charlie Sheen announces he’s HIV-positive.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's only child was laid to rest next to her mother in New Jersey.

Bobbi Kristina Brown is buried in New Jersey beside her mother, Whitney Houston.

Bill Cosby will once again be deposed under oath in a second case where a woman is accusing him of sexual assault.

Bill Cosby is ordered to testify.

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Inform Year-Ender: Top Sports Moments of 2015

What the heck happened in sports this year? Inform partners who have been receiving our weekly Playlist Year-Ender emails are already in the know. But don’t worry. Today we’re giving you some highlights from the top sports moments.

Watch the last moments of the Royals' victory.

The Kansas City Royals win the World Series, their first in 30 years.

The Miami Hurricanes executed an 8-lateral last second play on a kickoff return to defeat Duke 30-27 in the wildest ending you'll ever see. Miami's Corn Elder took the the ball into the endzone but it was a full team-effort on the play that helped the Hu

The Miami Hurricanes executed an 8-lateral last second play on a kickoff return to defeat Duke 30-27 in the wildest ending you’ll ever see.

Riley Curry joins Stephen at podium, steals the show

Riley Curry joins dad Stephen at the podium, and promptly steals the show.

Floyd Mayweather was named the winner by unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao in Saturday night's highly anticipated boxing match in Las Vegas. The match went all 12 rounds with both fighters

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. named winner in highly anticipated boxing match against Manny Pacquiao.

Is Ronda Rousey's loss good for the UFC?

Is Ronda Rousey’s loss good for the UFC?

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Get Informed: The 5th GOP Presidential Debate

Inform continues its coverage of the 2016 Presidential Elections with the top videos from Tuesday’s Republican debate, broadcast live on CNN from Las Vegas.

The last debate of the year focused on national security and the threat of ISIS. In the meantime, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz jostled for power while Donald Trump assured the Grand Old Party he’s not going anywhere.

Check out the most notable moments from the event.

Trump defended his immigration policy, including his proposal to indefinitely ban all Muslims from entering the country, during the GOP debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday. He also repeated his plan for a wall at the Mexican border. (Dec. 15)

Trump defends his call for a ban on Muslims in the U.S.

Cruz, Rubio tangle over Islamic State strategy

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clash on national security and immigration.

Paul: Gov. Christie would bring World War 3

Rand Paul asserts that Chris Christie would bring World War 3.

Four Republican presidential candidates ranking at the bottom of national polls squared off for their final debate of the year Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Topics focused on national security and the threat from the Islamic State group. (Dec. 15)

And let’s not forget the undercard candidates.

Trump won't run as an Independent

Trump assures us he won’t be running as an Independent.

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Stay Informed: 6 Events in December to Maximize Engagement

Happy December! As always Inform is here to help you prep for your event coverage with our massive library of content. From local and trending to national and breaking –- we have it all.

Check out the events to keep an eye on for this month.

Tuesday, 12/8

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show struts its stuff starting at 10 PM ET on CBS. In the meantime, get a sneak peek with these highlights from Hollywood Life.

Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid & Lily Aldridge makes our best of Victoria's Secret

Wednesday, 12/9

Awards season kicks off with the 22nd Annual SAG Awards nomination announcement live on TNT and TBS.

Thursday, 12/10

Next up is the 73rd Golden Globe nominations reveal, bright and early at 8 AM ET.

Ricky Gervais will return to host the 2016 Golden Globe awards; the comedian previously hosted for

And don’t miss the American Country Awards airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 8 PM ET on FOX.

Saturday, 12/12

Tune in at 8 PM ET to find out the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner. For more football, tune in at 3 PM ET to watch the 116th Army-Navy Game on CBS.

Check out Campus Insiders for a look at the time-honored Army-Navy rivalry.

 Army-Navy rivalry.

Tuesday, 12/15

Who will make the cut? CNN has some new criteria for the fifth Republican Presidential Debate hosted by CNN and Salem Media Group. The debate will air on CNN from the Venetian in Las Vegas.

Here are highlights from the last Republican debate from CBS.

As the front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination gathered on Tuesday night for the

Saturday, 12/19

The third Democratic Presidential Debate will be broadcast from Manchester, New Hampshire on ABC/WMUR.

Tuesday, 12/29

The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors gala will be aired on December 29 on CBS at 9 PM ET and PT. Feted this year will be singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.

Thursday, 12/31

Ring in the New Year with specials up the wazoo, including Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest starting at 8 PM ET on ABC; Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution at 8 PM on FOX; New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly at 10 PM on NBC; and the yet-to-be-officially announced New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on CNN.

Everyone knows the most outrageous annual New Years celebration happens right on cable. But in case

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Inform’s Playlist Year-Ender Celebrates the Close of 2015

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We can hardly believe it but 2015 is coming to an end. To celebrate the close of this productive year and the beginning of a new one, each week we’ll be featuring for our partners a new video playlist as we count down to 2016.

What will we be featuring? Here’s the lowdown:

December 1 — Top Sports News

Look back at the biggest moments in sports and what stories made the headlines.

December 8 — Top Stories of 2015

An all-encompassing Inform Zeitgeist. We’re pulling together the trending stories of 2015.

December 15 — Top Fails

From a political “oops” to cringe-worthy wipeouts, watch 2015’s biggest blunders, fumbles, foibles, and gaffes.

December 22 — Top Entertainment News

Big weddings, big break-ups, and a lot of bikini bods. We’re rounding up all the moments that “broke the Internet.”

December 29 — Look ahead to 2016

Explore what the future holds with exciting innovations in tech and what to look forward to as we enter a new year.

Our partners can look out for these videos in their email every Tuesday afternoon. Not yet a partner but interested in learning more? Reach out to content@inform.com.

Stay Informed: 7 Events in November to Maximize Engagement

Inform is here to help you prep for your event coverage with our massive library of content. From local and trending to national and breaking news –- we have it all.

On the November docket: three (count ‘em, three!) music award shows, the second Democratic Presidential Debate, and of course turkey day festivities. Check out the complete list below.

Tuesday, 11/3

While the Presidential election isn’t until next year, you can still rock the vote in your local elections.

Wednesday, 11/4

Kick up your boots for country music’s biggest event: the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards broadcast live on ABC and hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

In this preview, Underwood teases her red carpet look and many dress changes throughout the show.

After hosting the Country Music Association awards for seven straight years, Carrie Underwood 's got her red carpet routine for the show down pat.

Saturday, 11/14

CBS News teams up with Twitter to host the second Democratic Presidential Debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Get your live-tweeting muscles ready.

Who do you think won the first debate? Bloomberg’s Phil Mattingly reports.

Oct. 14 -- Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly reports on CNN's Democratic presidential candidates debate

Sunday, 11/15

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals runs through November 22 in London. This season-ending event showcases the best men’s singles players and doubles teams on the 2015 ATP World Tour.

Thursday, 11/19

The 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Univision from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sunday, 11/22

Join Jennifer Lopez as she hosts the American Music Awards, broadcast live on ABC from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Check out who leads the AMA noms.

Taylor Swift leads with six nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards

Thursday, 11/26

Tradition returns with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.

Take a walk down memory lane with these highlights from last year’s parade.

Millions of people braved the NYC chill to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday

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Stay Informed: 14 October Events to Maximize Engagement

October is almost here, and with it comes not just pumpkin spice lattes, but also the beginning of hockey season, more war-of-words with the Republican and Democratic Debates, and the World Series opener.

Below are 14 events to keep your audience engaged.

October 2

Austin City Limits Music Festival runs from Oct 2-4 and Oct 9-11.

October 5

LA Fashion Week struts its stuff through Oct 11.

October 6

Major League Baseball postseason begins with wildcard and division series playoffs.

October 7

The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers face off in the NHL Season Opener. Also hitting the ice are the Montreal Canadiens against the Toronto Maple Leafs; the Vancouver Canucks against the Calgary Flames; and the San Jose Sharks against the Los Angeles Kings.

October 8

Two big events: the Presidents Cup golf tournament begins in Incheon City, Korea, running through Oct 11, and the ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards airs on Telemundo at 8pm ET.

October 13

Music or politics? Audiences will have to choose between the BET Hip Hop Awards and the first Democratic Presidential Debate on CNN.

October 25

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals begin and run through Nov 1, while we’ll be on the lookout for crazy performances at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan, Italy.

October 27

The official start date of the MLB World Series — unless we see some overpowering performances in the playoffs, then we’ll get an early start on Oct 22. Filling out the big sports day, the NBA Regular Season tips off as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Detroit Pistons.

October 28

What will the Donald say this time? Find out in the third Republican Presidential Debate hosted by CNBC.

October 31

Who can forget the spookiest time of the year? It’s Halloween!

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