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Facebook offered half a billion on television rights to Indian cricket

Facebook offered half a billion on television rights to Indian cricket

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Facebook seems to be international to like to mix in the battle for broadcasting rights of sporting events.

In India, the social network is converted to a half a billion dollars on the digital broadcasting rights to the IPL, the local cricketcompetitie. This is reported by the league on Twitter.

Facebook knew not the rights to obtain, because television network Star India more offered for all broadcasting rights, including the rights to matches on television and international distribution.

As far as is known, has Facebook in Europe never meegeboden on broadcasting rights for sports. But the company recently launched his own video platform Watch. Earlier Facebook also own series produce.

The social network gives more priority to videos. That often get a prominent placement in the news feed, and have now also a special page on the site and in the app of Facebook.

In the US have the tech Twitter, Amazon and Yahoo already successfully broadcasting rights obtained for a limited number of American Football matches. The majority of the broadcasting rights is, however, still to tv channels.

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