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.
It appears that the television industry is being haunted by a ghost named FANGA.
Juniper Research has identified 2018 as the year in which OTT (Over the Top) players including Amazon and Facebook turn sporting events into the next content battleground by bidding for (and winning) key packages in major rights auctions, including those for football’s English Premier League.
German cable operator association FRK wants streaming providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook und YouTube to participate in the costs of upgrading their networks for the gigabit future through a carriage fee, arguing that business models based on the idea of free data highways must come to an end.