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Super Bowl 50: Are you ready for some great Inform content?

It’s almost time for biggest event of the sports calendar: Super Bowl 50!

Inform’s coverage plan for the game is just as big. Super Bowl content will range from local coverage in Denver, Charlotte, and San Francisco, to premium sports content providers like Fox Sports and Campus Insiders. Major national providers such as AP and Reuters will also be sending in timely coverage of the big game and the events leading up to it.

In addition, we’ve created and featured two Super Bowl playlists in the Inform Control Room. Our “Super Bowl 50” playlist features game previews and analysis, player interviews, highlights, and much more.

Only watching the Super Bowl for the ridiculous commercials? Say no more! Check out our “Super Bowl Ads” playlist. Every year some of the most popular Super Bowl commercials are leaked online, and Inform has them populated for you all together in this playlist.

To inform our publishers of all this great content, we will also be sending a Top Trending Sports email blast to our subscribers the moment we receive video of the Super Bowl winner. This year’s Super Bowl should be an epic game and Inform has every angle of it covered for all of our publishers across the country!

In the meantime, check out some of the great Super Bowl content Inform has to offer.

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl 50 bound. Take a look back at his college career as a Tennessee Volunteer with this awesome hype video.

Campus Insiders takes a look back at Peyton Manning’s college career as a Tennessee Volunteer.

Carolina Panthers players and fans celebrated Sunday night, after the team routed the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15. (Jan. 25)

Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers are sure to “keep pounding” through Sunday.

Helen Mirren Budweiser Super Bowl ad

We can’t forget those Super Bowl commercials. Here’s Helen Mirren giving drunk drivers a very British talking to.

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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: State of the Union 2016 Top Moments

President Barack Obama addressed the nation in his final State of the Union Tuesday night — and Inform was there with up-to-the-minute, high quality content.

Here are some of the top videos from SOTU 2016.

Jan 12 -- During his seventh and final State of the Union address, President Obama spoke to the nation about the economy, the fight against the Islamic State and how to make Americas politics reflect whats best in us and not whats worst. The presiden

Obama promised to keep the SOTU short, and it ended at a tidy 58 minutes. Recap it in just three with this video from Bloomberg.

House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving announces the entrance of President Barack Obama to deliver his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving announces the entrance of President Barack Obama to deliver his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

Obama boasts of recent economic success at State of the Union

Obama boasts of recent economic success.

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would launch a new national effort to cure cancer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Obama said he would launch a new national effort to cure cancer. Puts Joe Biden “at mission control.”

Obama discusses his biggest regret

Obama discusses his biggest regret.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used a formal Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday to try to soften the tough stance toward immigrants embraced by some of the party's leading presidential candidates. (Jan. 12)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the formal Republican response.

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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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Stay Informed: 14 Events in January to Maximize Engagement

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 news –- we have it all.

Check out the events to keep an eye on for January.

Wednesday, 1/6

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, kicks off in Las Vegas and runs through Saturday, 1/9. Here’s what to look out for at the biggest tech show of the year.

A press event ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show offered an early glimpse into what could be the biggest trends of the four-day event, which will attract around 170,000 people. A gaming chair for virtual reality and a four-wheeled robot driven by a sm

Here’s what else to look out for at CES — Inform! If you’re at CES, definitely get in touch with an Inform team member.

Saturday, 1/9

Get into Super Bowl fever early with the NFL Wildcard Playoffs through Sunday, 1/10.

Sunday, 1/10

Host Ricky Gervais won’t be holding back with the jokes at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, airing live at 5PM PST and 8PM EST on NBC.

Ricky Gervais addresses who he may or may not roast on stage at the Golden Globes, discusses his preemptive apology and more upon arriving in Los Angeles to host the award show.

Tuesday, 1/12

President Obama will be giving his final State of the Union address at 9 PM EST. Until then, revisit Bloomberg’s roundup of the good, the bad, and the ugly of from the 2015 State of the Union.

Jan. 21 -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan recaps President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address. She speaks with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)

Thursday, 1/14

Rise and shine! The 88th Academy Awards Nominations will be announced at 5:30am PST and 8:30am EST.

Meanwhile, Fox Business will be hosting the sixth Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina.

Sunday, 1/17

The next Democratic Presidential Debate will be hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, and moderated by NBC news anchor Lester Holt.

Awards show season continues with the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards airing at 8 PM EST and 5 PM PST on A&E.

Monday, 1/18

The Australian Open Tennis Championships begins and runs through the end of the month.

Thursday, 1/21

The Sundance Film Festival starts rolling in Park City, Utah until January 31. As though movies weren’t enough, VR experiences will also be available.

Two years ago, virtual reality was the awkward new kid at the Sundance Film Festival. There were less than a half-dozen VR experiences in 2014. All that will change in January, when more 30 VR experiences descend on Park City, Utah. The influx of VR ex

Sunday, 1/24

The Conference Championships begin at 3:05 PM EST on CBS with AFC lower seed at AFC higher seed, and NFC lower seed at NFC higher seed at 6:40 PM EST on FOX.

Saturday, 1/30

The 22nd Annual SAG Awards Ceremony will be simulcast live on both TNT and TBS.

Sunday, 1/31

Super Bowl week officially kicks off with the NFL Pro Bowl broadcast live on ESPN from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Les Shapiro and Woody Paige discuss free agents the Broncos should consider, on The Sports Show on Jan. 23, 2015.

Is the Pro Bowl a joke? You decide.

You can also catch the NHL All-Star Game airing from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

And as always, reach out to the Inform Content Team with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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 News Stories of 2015

Happy almost New Year, and welcome to the latest installment of our Playlist Year-Ender series!

We’ve been spending all of December celebrating the last days of 2015 with special weekly emails to our partners. We’ve also been giving you a taste of those emails right here on the Inform blog.

We’ve already highlighted the top moments in sports and the biggest stories in entertainment. Today we take a look at some of the Top News Stories of the year.

Donald Trump has courted controversy during his campaign to become the Republican presidential candidate. Here are his 'worst' moments.

The Donald on Muslims, Mexicans, Syrians, and the disabled.

In wake of the shooting deaths of nine people inside a historic South Carolina church, some major department stores announced they would stop carrying the controversial Confederate Flag. Buzz60's Leig

In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a historical African American church in South Carolina church, Walmart and Sears ban Confederate Flag products.

Social justice movements aren't supposed to look, sound and function like the status quo. Not when their very purpose is to upset it.

Comic and social commentator Felonious Munk speaks on the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 26 -- President Barack Obama calls Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the same-sex marriage case, after the ruling.

“Oh, you know, just the POTUS calling me on my cell phone.”

Pope Francis is in the middle of his first visit to the United States, meeting President Barack Obama, and even addressing Congress. While he isnt the first Pope to visit the U.S., how have previous Popes spent their visits? Watch to find out!

The history of Popes visiting America. Pope Francis was the only the fourth to do so.

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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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