referring to As The WSJ reported in 2016, Facebook was then set to pay sports teams and athletes more than $4 million to use Facebook Live video.
As competition in the live streaming space heats up, Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer matches on its social network.
The games will be available both on the desktop and mobile, via the Facebook Live platform.
As a part of the deal, MLS will also produce more than 40 original “Matchday Live” analysis shows that will be posted to the Univision Deportes Facebook page.
These shows will include feature highlights and discussions from around the league, as well as previews of the upcoming matches.
Facebook to stream Major League Soccer matches this season
As it stated inThe social network said Friday that it will be partnering with Univision to stream at least 22 Major League Soccer matches this season.
Facebook also has a similar deal with Univision to stream 46 matches from popular Mexican soccer league Liga MX.
The platform is reportedly in deep discussions with Major League Baseball about streaming a game per week this upcoming season.
Twitter has live-streamed the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and eSports, and it has a content deal with the National Basketball Association.
Yahoo has previously streamed NFL and Major League Baseball games.
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