FACEBOOK TO STREAM COLLEGE FOOTBALL
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.