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Facebook Reportedly Working on Deal to Live Stream MLB Games
By: The Verge
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Facebook is in discussions with Major League Baseball to retain live streaming rights to one game per week, according to a report this afternoon from Reuters. The deal, while far from finalized, would give Facebook a significant edge in the business of live events. These events, sports especially, are an area of increasing interest to the company as it invests heavily in video and tries to find new ways to get users to stick around and consume entertainment. Facebook declined to comment on any potential live streaming plans with the MLB.

Thanks to its inherent structure and speed, Twitter has thus far been a far superior platform for monitoring live events like sports and awards shows, as well as for letting people engage and digest information with ease. Twitter also struck a lucrative deal with the NFL last year to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games. So far, Twitter as a platform for live TV has been one a bright spot for the company, which has otherwise struggled in its attempts to sign up new users and grow its ad revenue.


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