Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - MONEY & MARKETS EXTRA -

Face­book has struck a deal for ex­clu­sive rights to live stream 15 col­lege foot­ball games this sea­son, be­gin­ning next week.

The agree­ment with Sta­dium, a dig­i­tal sports net­work, gives Face­book the rights to six Moun­tain West games and nine Con­fer­ence USA games. The games will not be tele­vised.

The first game will match Mar­shall of C-USA against Mi­ami of Ohio on Sept. 2. Later that day, San Diego State of the Moun­tain West will host UC Davis on Face­book's Sta­dium: Live Col­lege Foot­ball show page.

Face­book re­cently reached a deal part­ner­ing with Fox to stream Cham­pi­ons League soc­cer matches, and has an agree­ment with Univi­sion to stream MLS and Liga MX soc­cer.

It has also has deals to stream niche sports like cham­pi­onship surf­ing and Cross­Fit com­pe­ti­tions. Some Ma­jor League Base­ball and NBA games have been avail­able on Face­book, but it did not have ex­clu­sive rights to those. The so­cial net­work gi­ant at­tempted to make a deal to stream a few NFL games last sea­son, but the league ended up work­ing with Twit­ter.

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