Facebook will live tide over a dozen college football games this year

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Facebook wants we to watch some-more video on a site – including those we can’t see elsewhere. To that end, a amicable network progressing this month launched a dedicated territory for strange video, called Watch. Now that’s being stretched with a further of live-streamed college football games, promote in partnership with sports network Stadium.

The understanding will move 15 live college football games to Facebook, including nine Conference USA games and six Mountain West games.

These games will be exclusively promote on Facebook, a association says, and will be accessible on the Stadium: Live College Football Show Page to users worldwide, as good as on Watch for U.S. users.

Unlike games aired on normal television, a games promote on Facebook will take advantage of a digital height to deliver a series of interactive elements as partial of a observation experience. For example, they will embody a live, curated discuss from football personalities alongside a on-air presentation. Plus, a amicable group and other correspondents will work to rivet a at-home assembly in conversation.

Facebook is not a usually vital tech association perplexing to measure deals that will move streaming sports to their platforms. Twitter has filled out a live streaming register with a accumulation of sports broadcasts, including those from Pac-12 Networks, a WNBA, the NBA, the MLB, a NHL and, final season, a NFL for a Thursday night games, among others.

But, this time around, Amazon won a NFL understanding for Thursday Night Games.

Facebook, meanwhile, this year partnered with Fox for rights to tide Champions League soccer, and with a MLB to live tide unchanging deteriorate games.

The college football games will flog off on Saturday, Sep 2nd with Miami Ohio during Marshall and UC Davis during San Diego State.

The full report is below:

  • Saturday, Sept. 2: Miami (OH) during Marshall, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 2: UC Davis during San Diego State, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, Sept. 7: Idaho State during Utah State, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 9: New Mexico State during New Mexico, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 23: FIU during Rice, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 23: Utah State during San Jose State, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Sept. 30: Texas State during Wyoming, 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 7: Southern Miss during UTSA, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 14: Wyoming during Utah State, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 21: Rice during UTSA, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Oct. 28: FIU during Marshall, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 4: North Texas during Louisiana Tech, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Southern Miss during Rice, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 18: Marshall during UTSA, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 25: FAU during Charlotte, 2:00 p.m. ET

Facebook will not divulge how most it paid for a disdainful rights to tide these games, though is “investing in a content,” according to a Facebook spokesperson. While a incomparable devise with a new “Watch” territory is to beget income by video advertisements on partner videos, these college football games will not have ads when they launch, we’re told.