Recode: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Recode: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games. “The NFL is selling the rights to stream its ‘Thursday Night Football’ games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of streaming the games, according to two sources familiar with the process.”

WIRED: Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights

WIRED: Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights. “IF YOU WANT to watch sports highlights on your phone, there are lots of sites and platforms that make it easy. But none is more now than House of Highlights. The bombastic, occasionally NSFW Instagram account is the hottest thing going, due in no small part to the dedication of its 22-year-old founder, Omar Raja.”

Mashable: Snapchat just signed a deal with one of this country’s biggest sporting codes

Mashable: Snapchat just signed a deal with one of this country’s biggest sporting codes. “Like Twitter before it, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. is chasing deals with Australian sporting codes in an effort to monetise its claimed 4 million daily active users locally. On Monday, it announced a partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL).”

CNET: Twitter, Turner and CBS Sports launch NCAA pregame show

CNET: Twitter, Turner and CBS Sports launch NCAA pregame show. “Twitter is teaming up with Turner Sports and CBS Sports to stream a 30-minute pregame show focusing on college basketball fans’ take on the NCAA Tournament on the social network. The show, NCAA March Madness Now, will begin on Thursday and Friday on Twitter featuring game predictions, celebrity tweets, fan polls and office pools.”

Twitter Will Livestream Indoor Lacrosse

Again with the livestreaming sports on social media! This time it’s Twitter livestreaming lacrosse. “Twitter is adding indoor lacrosse to its roster of live stream sporting events. The social network said Wednesday it is teaming up with the National Lacrosse League to broadcast one game a week this season and next. The action begins Friday as the Colorado Mammoth take on the Toronto Rock.”

Sports Illustrated: World Surf League to stream 2017 season on Facebook Live

Sports Illustrated: World Surf League to stream 2017 season on Facebook Live. “…after experimenting with Facebook Live over the past year, the [World Surf League] and Facebook announced this week that the surfing property would live stream its 2017 Championship Tour men’s and women’s events and Big Wave Tour events via its Facebook account, which has more than six million fans.”