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Facebook to live stream Champions League games in Latin America

Facebook has secured rights to broadcast certain UEFA Champions League games in Spanish-speaking Latin American territories until 2021, UEFA said on Wednesday. The social network will live stream for free 32 live matches each season, including the final and UEFA Super Cup. UEFA is pleased to announce the award of certain media rights to Facebook [...]

Televisa adds Facebook to World Cup multiplatform coverage

Televisa Deportes announced that it will use Facebook to complement its World Cup coverage, which also includes pay TV, free-to-air TV, websites and apps. In a statement, the Mexican giant said that fans on Facebook can use the augmented reality masks to “wear the shirt of the Mexican National Team”, among other options. In addition, [...]

Instagram reportedly preparing new long-form video feature

Instagram is reportedly preparing to launch a new feature that will allow users to post videos up to an hour in length, reported The Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter. With this strategy, the social network, which is owned by Facebook, would compete directly with YouTube. Currently, Instagram allows users to post [...]

Facebook partners with CNN, Fox News and Univision to launch original news shows

Facebook announced the launch of new original news shows, which will be part of a dedicated section within its Watch video platform. For this initiative, the social network partnered with ABC, Fox News, CNN and Univision – which will offer content in Spanish- among others companies. They will debut later this summer (in the Northern [...]

Facebook to stream MLB games

Facebook has signed a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB) to stream 25 games this season, which will be distributed exclusively on Facebook Watch in the United States, and globally on the show Page, excluding select international markets. The first game will be broadcast on April 4 and it will be available on smartphones and [...]

Ecuador: Soccer league begins battle against illegal streams

The deal signed between the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) and GolTV includes Internet rights. However, these transmissions have not been regulated due to the legal conflict with the Uruguayan company. According to El Comercio, different Facebook accounts are streaming the matches live. The Association of Small and Medium Cable Operators (Asocope in Spanish), which broadcasted [...]

Facebook, Cisneros expand partnership in Latin America

Cisneros Interactive, a digital advertising division of Cisneros, announced that it has become the official reseller of Facebook in Central America, the Caribbean, and Uruguay, expanding their strategic alliance in Latin America. Under this new deal, Cisneros Interactive will start providing services to Facebook customers in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama, Puerto Rico [...]

Facebook to live stream Golden Globes pre-show

Facebook announced that it has signed a deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Dick Clark Productions to live stream the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards red-carpet pre-show, next Sunday, January 7, in California. This way, the social network has replaced Twitter as exclusive official live streaming platform for the red carpet event. [...]

NFL, Facebook announce programming partnership

The National Football League (NFL) announced that it has signed a multiyear deal with Facebook to deliver globally on the social network NFL Game Recaps and official highlights from all 256 regular season games as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl.  In addition, NFL Media, the League’s owned and operated media division, will distribute [...]