TechCrunch: Twitter snags the Major League Soccer live streaming deal from Facebook. “Facebook is streaming Major League Baseball, and now Twitter will stream Major League Soccer. The company announced on Friday a new three-year streaming deal that will bring at least 25 soccer matches that broadcast on Univision networks in Spanish to Twitter’s network, where they’ll be available in English.”
Bloomberg: Facebook to Stream Live Champions League Soccer in Deal With Fox. “Facebook Inc. will stream more than a dozen matches from European soccer’s top tournament, the highest-profile event to join the small but growing lineup of live sports programming.”
Techdirt: The Premier League Kindly Requests Google De-List All Of Facebook Over Copyright Infringement Claims. “This is the part of the story where we all have a laugh, because Google is of course not going to delist Facebook’s homepage over the Premier League’s pirate streaming concerns. But this is also the part of the story where I remind those laughing that most sites are not Facebook. Most sites have neither the resources nor the notoriety of the world’s most popular social media platform. How many smaller sites and companies have been delisted due to these kinds of errors?”
The Drum: Facebook agrees live streaming deal with MLS. “Facebook has struck a deal with broadcaster Univision and Major League Soccer (MLS) to live stream games from the US top flight.”
Soccer fan? Snapchat has some new lenses for you. “Bespoke lenses for fans of 13 teams across the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany are available across each team’s country until midnight Sunday 22 January, after which they’ll be available at each team’s stadium for the rest of the season.”
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Is Twitter going to get even more sporty? “Twitter wants to stream more TV-like live video around major sporting events, so it’s approaching the folks who control those rights to cut a deal. The company is in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable network Turner about acquiring digital streaming rights for content related to live sports and events, according to several sources familiar with the discussions.”