News

Facebook teams up with Fox on Super Bowl

Facebook teams up with Fox on Super Bowl

SUPER SOCIAL SUNDAY: Facebook and Fox team up for the Super Bowl. Photo: Associated Press

By Alexei Oreskovic

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is collaborating with Fox Sports for Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast, the social network’s latest move to increase its role as a hub for real-time conversations around sports and news events.

Fox will integrate content from Facebook into its pre-game television programming, including public comments from Facebook and Instagram users about the football game as well as fan statistics based on collective data from Facebook’s members.

The two companies have also created a website that will feature Facebook user data and videos of all the commercials that air during the game.

Facebook is increasingly competing with Twitter Inc to establish itself as the go-to hub for online discussions about sporting events, television programs and celebrities.

The Super Bowl collaboration with Fox builds on an existing partnership that Facebook struck with the TV network last year. More than 100 million viewers are expected to watch the football game on Sunday, which will pit the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks.

(Editing by Stephen Coates)

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local Sports

Vikings drop game at Concordia

WWU Vikings hoops basketball Western Washington

Western Washington junior forward Jeffrey Parker scored a game-high 25 points to lead four players in double-figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings were dealt an loss at Concordia Saturday night.

4 hours ago in Local Sports

Vikings rout Saint Martin’s on senior night

Bernsen

Senior center Kayla Bernsen scored 15 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds on Senior Night, leading Western Washington University to victory over Saint Martin’s University

4 hours ago in Local Sports

No. 16 SMU snaps Gonzaga’s 6-game streak

SMU head coach Larry Brown coaches against Cincinnati in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Cincinnati.

Nic Moore had 25 points and 11 assists to lead No. 16 SMU to a 69-60 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday night.

6 hours ago in Sports

Zach LaVine takes flight, wins 2nd dunk contest

CbJaFMuUAAEotMM

He ended it with a between-the-legs dunk from a step inside the free throw line to become just the fourth player to win back-to-back titles.

6 hours ago in Local Sports

Maple Leafs blast Canucks

mapleleafs Mike Babcock

Toronto beat Vancouver 5-2 on Saturday night to end a three-game skid.