Facebook will launch a new VR app Oculus TV with content from ESPN+, Hulu, and Pluto TV at the end of the month.
German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF see Facebook as an important information and communication platform and reject the demand by cable operator association FRK to leave the social media network in view of the latest data scandal and the unclear exploitation of user data.
German cable operator association FRK calls for public broadcasters ARD and ZDF to immediately withdraw from Facebook.
Global platforms are diversifying into video and using it to solidify their core business proposition.
Eurosport is to stream Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games for first time in Germany, Sweden and Norway on Facebook.
Eurosport in the Netherlands has launched a daily live breakfast show: OS Daily at 8am. covering the events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp, calls on Facebook and Google to pay a ‘carriage fee for trusted publishers,’ similar to cable operators who pay broadcasters.
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to acquire streaming rights to top sports events for its Watch platform by appointing Eurosport’s Peter Hutton.
Eleven Sports will stream a Bundesliga match live on Facebook in Poland for the first time this Friday, January 12.
Facebook and Universal Music Group have signed aglobal, multi-year agreement under which UMG becomes the first major music company to license its recorded music and publishing cataloguess for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram and Oculus.