Fox Sports said on Tuesday that it has Partnered with Facebook Inc to Live-Stream UEFA Champions League Matches during the 2017-18 Season.
According to the Deal, Starting in September, Fox Sports will Stream the Matches in the United States on its Facebook Pages.The Sports Network, Owned by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , said that Some Matches from Europe’s Top-Tier Club Soccer Tournament will be Exclusive to Facebook & Fox Sports GO, while others will be Simulcast on Television.
Social Media Companies such as Facebook & Twitter Inc have Beefed Up their Focus on Signing Live-Streaming Sports Deals as Young Audience Increasingly Rely on the Internet to Watch Sports Ditching the Traditional Cable Services.
As an Attempt to Further Push Into Live Video,Facebook which Crossed 2 Billion Monthly Users on Tuesday, also Struck a Deal last Month with Major League Baseball to show 20 of the League’s Games Live this Season.
Twitter also Chalked out a Live Streaming Deal with the Canadian Football League (CFL) on Tuesday to Stream a 30-Minute Live Show Featuring Football News, Player Interviews & Stories about the League, the CFL said.
The Micro-blogging Website had Signed a Multi-Year Deal, last Month, with the U.S. National Football League to Live-Stream Pre-game Coverage as well as a 30-Minute Show.