March 9, 2016

The NFL on Facebook Is a Glimpse at the Radical Future of TV

Along with a few other tech giants, Facebook has said it’s currently interested in buying the streaming rights to Thursday Night Football in its first public bid for the rights to a live event. Although Facebook is not currently optimized as a live-streaming platform, their mantra of ‘connecting people together socially’ is a natural fit for sporting events, which classically bring people of all ages together to root for their favorite team. Facebook’s intent to pay for streaming football is not only a peek into the future of television, but also a signal that the future of the social media giant isn’t just the News Feed.

Facebook, more than just the “second screen."

Topics: Social Media, Digital Ecosystems, Media