Facebook has secured a partnership with Fox Sports to live stream more than 12 matches from the UEFA Champions League. Soccer is the most followed sport on Facebook, which has over 2 billion monthly active users, hence the need to bring live matches to Facebook users.
The deal will see Facebook broadcasting double-headers during the group stage, four round-of-16 games and four quarterfinal games.
For all UEFA Champions Leagues fans, you can now watch live matches of the UEFA Champions Leagues live on Facebook. FOX Sports is all set to live stream UEFA Champions League matches in the United States on the FOX Sports Facebook Page, and in Spanish on the FOX Deportes Facebook Page starting from September.
David Nathanson, Head of Business Operations, FOX Sports maintained that Facebook is a social media powerhouse and a great partner to help us grow soccer in the United States,” As people spend more and more time on mobile devices and social networks, offering matches on this platform is a natural extension.”
This collaboration unlocks new distribution for FOX, giving the network a national platform for matches that won’t always be televised. And with different matches broadcast in English and Spanish on Facebook, our community of fans will have plenty of action to cheer on and chat about once the group stage kicks off in September.
If you could recall Facebook has earlier announced a partnership with Univision to stream live 46 matches from Mexico’s Liga MX and season matches of American League to the network’s U.S. user
How to Watch Live Champions League Matches on Facebook
To watch Live streaming of the UEFA Champions League on Facebook, follow Fox Sports Facebook page
- The Live streaming is available in both English and Spanish
- Live UEFA Champions League will start by September and you can watch them live on the Sports page on Facebook above.
- NB: 2 matches will be live streamed per day in the group stages, 4 in the round of 16 and 4 in the quarter-final stages.
According to Dan Reed, Head of Global Sports Partnerships, Facebook, the UEFA Champions League is one of the biggest football tournaments in the world, so we’re thrilled to partner with FOX Sports to deliver live matches to fans on Facebook in the U.S. next season.