ESPN and Facebook have entered into an agreement that brings exclusive digital shows and content to Facebook Watch. At launch, this includes The People’s MMA Show, additional segments from Always Late with Katie Nolan, and exclusive versions of Countdown to GameDay and Fantasy Focus Live.
“We are extending some of our most popular ESPN shows and creating new ones with content available only on Facebook and Facebook Watch,” said Ryan Spoon, Senior Vice President, Digital and Social Content, ESPN. “This allows us to connect with fans and drive the conversation around sports in a way that leverages what we and the platform do best.”
Rob Shaw, Facebook Head of League and Media Sports Partnerships, added: “We’re incredibly excited to bring such a strong slate of ESPN programming to Facebook Watch. ESPN produces world-class content, so we have no doubt that these shows will inspire the type of conversation and connection that makes Facebook Watch a unique way to experience sports.”
ESPN will engage and interact with fans through the Facebook Watch platform via Watch Parties, polls, or live talent Q&As.
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