Facebook to provide real-time sports analysis through new platform

Business, Technology | Fri 22 Jan | Author – Business & Finance
American Football Keith Allison sport

Facebook has today announced it is entering the world of sport, with the launch of its Sports Stadium platform.

The company has described the service as ‘a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends and the world’.

With Facebook Sports Stadium, all the content on Facebook related to a sporting event is in one place, and it comes in real-time and appears chronologically.

Users will be able to view posts and comments from friends, posts and commentary from experts, live scores and stats and play-by-play accounts

Various other game information will also be available, such as where to find the game on TV.

‘It’s a second-screen experience that we hope makes watching the broadcast even better,’ the company said today in a statement on its website.

Facebook is rolling the platform out today for American football games and will support other sports around the world like basketball, soccer, and others in the coming weeks.

The experience is available now on iPhone in the US, and will expand to other platforms in the coming weeks.

Photo: Keith Allison