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Twitter collaborates with NASCAR for streaming deal 24 August 2017

Twitter has signed a live streaming deal with NASCAR that will give users an inside-the-car view when races are being aired. This is the first of sorts in terms of live streaming the in-car camera feeds for all 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs races. For Twitter, the NASCAR deal means that the platform’s …

Twitter enters into the live streaming world in Argentina 12 July 2017

Collaborating with Argentina’s National Basketball League, Twitter is entering the realm of live streaming in Argentina by live streaming the La Liga Championship matches between San Lorenzo and Regatas basketball teams. This is the first live streaming deal for Twitter with a partner in Argentina. Logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and Twitter’s App installed …

YouTube and Facebook, close competitors in the Live Streaming space 04 July 2017

According to research data from Magid, almost 50% of all online consumers in the U.S watch a live stream every week. Further, the research suggests, 48% watch live on Facebook and 44% watch live on YouTube. Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat stand at 28%, 19% and 17% respectively. Breaking news ranks highest in popularity in terms …

Facebook’s live streaming for sports becoming very popular 03 July 2017

Facebook made an announcement that it would stream Premier League games through its NBC Sports Gold platform. Facebook has collaborated with Fox Sports to stream UEFA Champions League games on Facebook Live in the US. Separate deals to stream Major League Soccer matches, MLB games and World Surf League events have been signed by Facebook. …

Twitter and BBC collaborate to offer live video 31 May 2017

Twitter announced a live video streaming partnership with BBC which will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K election coverage to Twitter’s network. The deal specifically includes five BBC election specials that involve debates and election night results. The BBC video coverage will be available in the Twitter application on both mobile …

Roku reveals key trends for Streaming Day 22 May 2017

A survey by Roku was released to celebrate Streaming Day on 20 May that was based on finding who and what influences people most when it comes to deciding what to watch. Some of its findings were: 56% of respondents felt that adverts suggesting television content was a major influencer for what they watched. Millennial …

Social media platforms streaming live sports, on the rise 16 May 2017

NFL has announced that it will produce a live 30-minute weekday show for Twitter during the 2017-2018 season. Advertising spots will be offered for the content via Twitter’s Amplify programme. Plans also include giving access to viewers to live pre-game access from primetime games. The deal pops in immediately after the upcoming season’s streaming rights …

Amazon’s NFL Thursday Night Football streaming win accelerates its live sports strategy 11 May 2017

Amazon beat Twitter on a deal to obtain streaming rights for 10 of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games for the 2017 season, which is indicative of how valuable the Company considers offering live sports. Amazon reportedly paid $50 million which is five times more than what Twitter paid last season. Facebook and YouTube were …

Facebook to make an entry into TV-like programming in June 10 May 2017

Facebook is planning to launch TV-like programming, and the shows could be viewable right away in June. About 24 shows are in the pipeline for this big move into programming. Facebook is aiming at long- form marquee programming that is best suited for viewing on TV sets and shorter videos that will be cost effective …

Hulu and Twitter launch their respective live video streaming services 08 May 2017

Hulu’s live TV streaming service has been launched in beta in the U.S. which includes more than 50 live and on demand channels, priced at US$39.99 (€36.60) per month. Viewers that subscribe to this package also get Hulu’s existing $7.99 per month premium streaming service offering with limited commercials. The Live TV service price is …

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