UEFA Champions League to be broadcast on Facebook
A new partnership with Fox Sports will see the UEFA Champions League matches streamed live across Facebook, with over a dozen Champions League fixtures aired in the US through the Fox Sports Facebook page from September.
Fox will live-stream two live matches per day in the group stage, four rounds of 16 matches and four quarter-final matches.
“This collaboration unlocks new distribution for Fox, giving the network a national platform for matches that won’t always be televised,” said Dan Reed, head of global Sports Partnerships at Facebook. And with different matches broadcast in English and Spanish on Facebook, our community of fans will have plenty of action to cheer on and chat about once the group stage kicks off in September.”
The deal will add to Facebook’s growing list of sporting events being streamed live across the platform, with recent deals including Major League Baseball, the US’s Major League Soccer and Univision for Liga MX matches.