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Facebook To Stream USA Basketball Exhibition Games Live

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 16

Facebook will live stream USA Basketball men’s and women’s national team exhibition games in advance of the Rio Games. The first-time effort to show the national teams' games on Facebook, involving a simulcast of NBA TV coverage, carries a presenting sponsorship from Verizon and begins t...

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