Per a report from the Verge, Facebook will begin livestreaming college basketball games this season. It was just a few short months ago that Facebook streamed several MLB games, so it looks like this is becoming somewhat of a trend.
We all know Facebook as a social media platform, but it may be only a matter of time before Facebook transforms to a streaming service as well. The same can be said for Twitter, as it recently streamed the NFL. To pull off streaming college basketball, Facebook is partnering with Stadium, a sports streaming site. Facebook will stream 47 games in total, and they can be accessed through Stadium’s Facebook page. The first game airs tonight, November 17, Belmont vs. Middle Tennessee, at 7:30PM EST.
Unfortunately, it looks like the top-tier college basketball programs won’t make their way to Facebook just yet. The current streaming schedule includes games from Nevada, Dayton, Saint Mary’s, Middle Tennessee State, Wake Forest, and Florida Gulf Coast, as well as a few other teams from the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Mountain West, and West Coast Conferences.
Combining our social media outlets with live TV could make for a very interesting viewing experience. You could watch the game and complain about the refs on the same platform. Do you think social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter will eventually steam most sports live? How do you feel about socializing and viewing in the same place?
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