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Surrey County Cricket Club to broadcast matches on Facebook for free

Facebook has tied up a streaming deal with Surrey County Cricket Club to broadcast the club’s home games on Facebook Watch for free. The arrangement will see Surrey’s matches in the NatWest T20 Blast and the one-off Bob Wills Trophy shown on the club’s Facebook page with the first broadcast being the London Cup between […]

PGA Tour signs Facebook Watch deal for daily highlights

Facebook and the PGA have agreed a deal to bring highlights packages to Facebook Watch. The deal will see the PGA publish daily round recaps and player-specific highlights from over 30 PGA Tour events such as The Players Championship and FedExCup Playoffs. The Facebook Watch packages will feature content from the organisation’s linear TV broadcasts […]

UFC signs deals with Facebook and Russia’s Tricolor

Combat sports competition the UFC has inked a one-year deal with Facebook. The arrangement will see the UFC produce three original shows for Facebook Watch, with all content to be tied to 20 UFC events over the next year. The short-form shows are Quick Hits, The Check-In How and Fighter Commentary. Quick Hits is a […]

Facebook Watch strikes digital deal with ProSiebenSat.1

Facebook Watch has struck a deal with German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 that will secure a raft of digital-first content for Facebook’s video service. Facebook Watch will work with ProSiebenSat.1 to bring digital content including pre-shows, after-shows, interviews and spin-offs of the German broadcaster’s content to Watch users. Facebook said that the deal would cover content […]

Viacom teams with Facebook for MTV Stax

Viacom International Media Networks’s (VIMN) MTV has teamed up with Facebook in the UK to launch a live and interactive quiz game show on Facebook Watch called MTV Stax. The agreement means that MTV will be one of the first UK partners to utilise Facebook Watch’s new game show functionality, which it developed as part […]

Facebook expects Watch to become ‘more mainstream’ in 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he expects the Watch video platform to become “more mainstream” in 2019, adding that building new experiences is one of the company’s four priorities for the year ahead. Speaking on Facebook’s fourth quarter and full year 2018 results call, Zuckerberg said that 400 million people use Watch every month and […]

Facebook Watch claims 400m monthly viewers, outlines plans for 2019

Facebook Watch now has more than 400 million people a month and 75 million people per day watching at least one minute of content on the video platform, according to vice-president of video, Fidji Simo. The Facebook exec announced the stats in a blog post that detailed the company’s video plans for the coming year, revealing that […]

Facebook ‘in talks with TV networks’ about distribution via its apps

Facebook is in talks with premium pay TV networks to distribute their services via its own apps, according to a report by US news site Recode. According to the report, Facebook is in talks with pay TV providers including HBO, Showtime and Starz to sell their services on its app, with viewers accessing the services […]

Facebook sees video growth but admits it is still ‘well behind YouTube’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is seeing video expand dramatically across its ecosystem, but admitted that while its dedicated Watch service is growing quickly it is still “well behind YouTube”.    Speaking on the company’s third quarter earnings call, Zuckerberg reiterated that video is one of Facebook’s key priorities for its core app along […]

Facebook Watch strikes content deal with MTV Studios

Facebook is to launch three international show formats on its Watch platform, including The Real World via a partnership with MTV Studios. Speaking at MIPCOM, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy, Matthew Henick, and head of video products, Paresh Rajwat, revealed a slate of new international titles coming to the platform. The Real World will be a […]

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