Facebook to livestream Champions League matches next season after deal with Fox Sports
The partnership between Facebook and Fox Sports will involve two group matches per day, four round of sixteen games and the four quarter-finals of the 2017-18 season.
New York: Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches for American internet users under a deal with Fox Sports, which will host the livestreams on its pages, the channel said on Tuesday.
The partnership will involve two group matches per day, four round of sixteen games and the four quarter-finals of the 2017-18 season, in the social media giant's latest foray into sportscasting.
Facebook will act only as a host for the streams, with the images and content produced by Fox Sports.
A Fox Sports spokesman confirmed that the content would only be available to Facebook users in the United States.
Facebook has already signed partnership with the North American football league Major League Soccer, which will see around 20 matches broadcast in 2017, as well as an agreement with Liga MX, the Mexican championship, for some 40 games last season.
The social media giant, which on Tuesday announced it had crossed two billion active monthly users, also signed a deal with Major League Baseball in May for 20 regular season games.
It also enjoys a relationship with the NBA which resulted in January in the broadcast of a game between Sacramento and Golden State, only available in India — a prized market for the North American basketball league.
Martins started in 12 of the 14 matches he has been available for FC Goa, including five of the six AFC Champions League games the 'Gaurs' played in April.
Several large fires have ravaged the western United States in recent days — notably in California, Nevada and Oregon, where the dangerous Bootleg Fire is still raging, even though the fire season has only just begun
LaLiga: Complaint accusing Barcelona's Lionel Messi of fraud, money laundering dismissed by Spanish court
Federico Rettori, an Argentine national living in Spain who claims he formerly worked for Messi's charity, had filed a similar complaint in 2019 which was also dismissed.