According to Lee Berke, a sports media consultant, Facebook is staunchly inching toward sports content, and the company is now being added to the slew of competitors traditional media is jostling with in terms of sports programming. It made ideal sense that they finally went after name brand properties like the Major League Baseball. Facebook is reportedly looking to stream one Major League Baseball game per week throughout the upcoming 2017 Major League Baseball season that's running from April to October. Unfortunately, this didn't move the needle that much for user growth, but it did introduce the idea of watching live sports on social media.
Social media has always been on the cutting edge of spreading news and data across the web, but now the biggest firm out there is looking to take a bite out of live sports.
Previous year though, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows fans to follow sports games in one place called the Facebook Sports Stadium.
Major League Baseball has taken the first couple steps in addressing the troublesome length of games, which is an encouraging sign.
According to Reuters, Facebook are interested in broadcasting games in a bid to gain a foothold in the expanding market.
Facebook has begun looking into licensing content from TV studios and other producers in an effort to beef up video offerings on its platform.
Facebook and Twitter aren't the only ones vying for sports consumers. Facebook seems interested in broadcasting more live sports, possibly noticing the success that Twitter and the National Football League had last season with a joint partnership. Univision Communications Inc. partnered with Facebook before in order to live stream Mexican soccer games in English. For instance, when it made a decision to stream Liga MX games, Univision chose Facebook Live's platform.
Facebook shares dipped 0.1% in late trading after closing up 0.1% at 133.72 in the stock market today.
Al-Bashir was allowed to leave South Africa even though a local court ordered authorities to arrest him. South Africa said it was quitting the ICC because membership conflicted with diplomatic immunity laws.
St-Pierre (25-2) has not competed since defending his welterweight title against Johnny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. This, of course, means that we can expect to see St-Pierre back in the cage sometime in the next few months.
The train came off the tracks close to Brussels, and a Belgian train official confirmed that several people have been injured. Police officers and officials stand next to a train after it derailed in Kessel-Lo, Leuven, on February 18, 2017.
But he was inactive for the AFC Championship Game, and then was by far the biggest-name inactive for either team in Super Bowl 51. Floyd's drunk driving charges stemmed from his December 15 arrest in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dolan offered an apology Tuesday, but Oakley did not accept it, per Scott Cacciola and Mike Vorkunov of the New York Times . Just throw that out there like that's no big deal. "I definitely think, like I said, that that's a slave-master mentality".
The strike came a day after ISIS claimed through affiliated media that Israel killed four members of its Sinai branch on Saturday. An Iron Dome anti-missile battery intercepted three of the projectiles, while the fourth exploded in an open space.
The Ninth Circuit's order has no impact on any of those other cases, though most other courts will likely follow suit. It also blocks entry to the USA for 90 days to all citizens of Iran , Iraq , Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen .
Owner and executive chef Spike Gjerde won Best Chef Mid-Atlantic in 2015, bringing home Baltimore's first-ever James Beard Award. Gabe Barker of Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year.
Gettleman was in the Giants' front office when Cruz was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of MA in 2010. While it's sad for fans to see one of their favorite players go, it's an understandable move from the Giants perspective.
If you have any connection to the X-Men franchise in any capacity, Logan is an experience you'll want to have in theaters. Since Laura's mutant physical gifts are so identical to Logan's , there's a melancholy to their relationship.
Gambia is a tiny country that draws mostly British sunbathers. "We are the same people, and we remain the same people", he said. Yahya Jammeh eventually stepped down under pressure from ECOWAS and the AU, and is in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
Court to rule on ICC withdrawal
At a minimum, the ruling will delay South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC, which had been scheduled to take effect in October. Mojapelo added that government decisions must be based on "the expressed authority of the constitution".
Officer killed, another wounded in Southern California
Video from KTLA showed windows on a Whitter Police Department SUV shattered, and debris scattered across the road. Three people, including two police officers, were shot Monday in Whittier, according to multiple news reports .
Malaysia seeks four North Koreans over Kim Jong-nam murder
A fifth North Korean man is already in custody as are an Indonesian woman, a Malaysian man and a woman with a Vietnamese passport. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un, 33.
More Rain In Store After 2 Killed In California Storms
But California's Department of Water Resource (DWR) said the flow of water has since slowed and that the situation has stabilized. But residents have since returned home, and officials are feeling comfortable about the situation despite the forecast rain.
Pliskova 'dreams' of Grand Slam win
Altogether, Wozniacki spent more than three hours on court on Friday evening, while Pliskova played for just under three hours. Wozniacki went into the match with a 3-0 record against Pliskova, who will remain No. 3 in the world rankings.
The Weeknd hits back at Justin Bieber with diss track
Selena Gomez just released her first new song since 2015 and it's a big one! Apparently, Selena Gomez has a new "love interest". The track " Some Way " includes the lyrics , " I think your girl, think your girl, fell in love with me ".
Snapchat owner prices IPO, seeks more than $2 bn
The schedule shows that after starting in the Mid-Atlantic they will travel to London on Monday, followed by two days in NY . A year ago the company introduced its first hardware product, camera glasses called Spectacles that retail at $130.