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Premier League October 2016

Twitter is in talks with pay-TV providers, such as Sky and BT, about offering live sport through its micro-blogging platform.

If the talks come to fruition, it could mean subscribers could watch live Premiership football through Twitter on their mobile devices.

According to The Telegraph, the micro-blogging service has been talking to Sky, BT and ESPN in the US about offering subscribers live sport and TV series by accessing paid-for TV channels through the Twitter app.

It would mean you could watch live on Twitter while also tweeting about what you were watching, making the TV viewing experience much more social.

This wouldn't be the first time Twitter has dabbled in live sports. It has previously shown live matches from the NFL and Wimbledon, and livestreamed Sky Sports' coverage of the football transfer window's last day in January.

But the likes of Sky and BT are yet to let it show live Premiership matches. These talks could change that.

Twitter admitted it was targeting live Premiership matches for its service.

"We would love to have the Premier League... we would love to have live games and we'll continue to find creative ways to get there," Anthony Noto, Twitter's chief operating officer, told The Telegraph.

Source:

The Telegraph

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