Media Notes: Nearly 500 Million Facebook Users Identify Themselves As Football Fans
Of the 1.2 billion Facebook users worldwide, nearly 500 million "are football fans." In Argentina, "for example, there are 13 million," and there are 24 million in Mexico and 11 million in Colombia. The "majority of football fans in Latin America are younger than 24 years old and most of the time they spend on Facebook is via cell phones" (LOS ANDES, 5/15). ... The Legacy Agency has launched a partnership with Australia's Nine Live to promote NHL GameCenter Live, the NHL's live streaming service, in Australia. NHL GameCenter Live is a subscription service featuring streaming video of live out-of-market games and on-demand replays across multiple devices (The Legacy Agency). ... Reports in Denmark's media trade press said that public broadcaster DR has agreed to a one-year deal to show Denmark's U21 team's home games in the country. DR will broadcast the matches on its DR3 service, with Marketwatch.DK reporting that it has secured rights across all platfroms (SOCCEREX, 5/15).