“Premier League Pass” will be launched on NBC Sports Gold for the 2017-18 season. Exclusive access to 130 Premier League games will now be available via NBC Sports Gold to stream live and on-demand via desktop, mobile, tablets and connected TV devices. NBC Sports Group will still present the same TV offering with up to 250 Premier League matches featured in the 2017-18 season on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC as well as live online at NBCSports.com.
FIFA has released the previously confidential Garcia report into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process. Previously the report, compiled in 2104 by American lawyer Michael Garcia, was said to be private and would never be released by FIFA. Garcia, hired as an independent ethics investigator, quit when FIFA instead released a 42-page version of his report which acted as a summary of his findings, as he clashed with FIFA’s now former chairmen of the ethics committee, Cornel Borbely and Hans-Joachim Eckert.
Facebook has made a deal with Fox Sports to stream UEFA Champions League soccer matches via Facebook Live during upcoming 2017-2018 season. The annual competition featuring Europe’s top club teams kicks off group stage play in September, and comes after Spain’s Real Madrid won this year’s title June 3 in Wales. Fox broadcast the final live. Under the terms of the deal, Fox Sports will stream games in the U.S. on the Fox Sports Facebook page, and in Spanish on the Fox Deportes Facebook Page. It will offer two live matches per match day in the group stage, four Round of 16 matches and four quarterfinal matches. The news comes as social media and streaming platforms have jostled for position for