closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation

Facebook is getting more interested in becoming a TV network. It already livestreamed some Major League Baseball games earlier this year, and now it's offering live college basketball games.

The social network – which has over 2 billion monthly users – has partnered with Stadium, a sports livestreaming site. It's offering 47 matches live through its Facebook Watch video service in the US.

Facebook Watch hasn't launched in the UK. Facebook hasn't said when it will.

While the matches include relatively minor colleges like Dayton, Florida Gulf Coast and Wake Forest, and not the big schools like Ohio State or Duke, it could be a sign of things to come.

Facebook and Twitter are reportedly keen to bid on the broadcast rights to next year's World Cup. They're also expected to make an appearance in the Premier League auction that's due to start soon.

Even if they don't win, they could drive the price up for current holders Sky and BT. Whoever wins, they're going to need deep pockets...

Source: Engadget

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • Kyle Dowling 3 weeks ago Hollywood lands major blow... Couldn't he jsut transfer ownership to another person in a country with more lax laws?
  • Donald Silverburgh 3 weeks ago Illegal Kodi boxes could... I mean what kind of article is this? Frankly mate, just tell me, is someone paying you to write such...
  • Andy Kill 3 weeks ago TVPlayer review Why don't you mention you have to have other apps as well like BBC iPlayer, and do these use your data...

Search news