Facebook will broadcast Champions League matches for American Internet users under a deal with Fox Sports, which will host the live streams on its pages, the channel said Tuesday.
The partnership will involve two group matches per day, four round of sixteen games and the four quarter-finals of the 2017-18 season, in the social media giant’s latest foray into sportscasting.
Facebook will act only as a host for the streams, with the images and content produced by Fox Sports.
A Fox Sports spokesman confirmed that the content would only be available to Facebook users in the United States.
Facebook has already signed partnership with the North American football league Major League Soccer, which will see around 20 matches broadcast in 2017, as well as an agreement with Liga MX, the Mexican championship, for some 40 games last season.
source: Agence France-Presse (and some inputs from NDTV news)