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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 [...]

Facebook to spend up to USD 1 billion on original TV content

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook could spend next year as much as USD 1 billion on original content for its new video platform Watch, according to people familiar with matter. The figure, could fluctuate based on the success of Facebooks programming, said the report. A few weeks ago, the US newspaper also reported [...]

Discovery to create shows for Facebook’s new video platform

Discovery Communications will develop premium mid-form shows for Watch,  the new platform for shows on Facebook. The media company announced that it will produce shows both inspired by leading Discovery Communications properties and created exclusively for Facebook. The first show of this agreement, Animal Planets Celebrity Animal Encounters is available from this week. In addition, [...]

Facebook launches new platform for original TV shows

Facebook officially announced the launch of Watch, a new video platform featuring original TV shows. The company said that it is initially available to a limited group of people in the U.S and is planning to extend the access to more people soon. Watch is offered as a new tab. Shows are made up of [...]

Discovery launches new digital series

Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA / USH) announced the launch of “Fanáticos del asombro”, a new digital series that will be exclusively available on the Facebook page and the YouTube channel of Discovery every Tuesday, starting August 8. For this project, Discovery partnered with the renowned Venezuelan producer and presenter Jason Silva and with [...]

Facebook to launch first original TV shows in August

Facebook will debut its first original TV shows in mid-August, according to a Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with the matter. The new TV service was originally expected to be released in June. Facebook will initially launch short-form, inexpensive programs. Bloomberg said the social network has been asking its partners to turn in the first [...]