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Facebook To Stream Live Champions League Matches Through Partnership With Fox Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

Facebook will stream "more than a dozen matches" from the UEFA Champions League, "the highest-profile event to join the small but growing lineup of live sports programming," according to Soshnick & Shaw of BLOOMBERG. Starting in September, the social network will show live Champions League match...

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