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Sources: Facebook In Talks With MLB To Live Stream One Game Per Week In '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 22 / 17

Facebook is in talks with MLB to "live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports," according to sources cited by Jessica Toonkel of REUTERS. Facebook has "pushed to sign deals with owners of sports right...

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