Popularly, you will agree with me that Twitter is the commonest community for people to generally liveblog their thoughts as regards a sporting events. Consequently, Facebook is making a bold move to build kingdoms in the sports market; possibly earning a solid stake there. The social network is launching the Facebook Sports Stadium, a specialized section of Facebook designated to the purpose of serving as a central hub to accommodate all your second-screen activity.
Prospective persons who employ the services of Facebook Sports Stadium will have the ability to switch between four tabs. Play-by-play details in the mould of those you see on ESPN’s site and apps will be shown by one of these shows , another will gather important comments from your friends, in an orderly arrangement of most recent first — sharing the manner of Twitter’s. A third tab reveals comments from “experts” — certified commentators, players, as well as other notable names — then the last one will bring in detailed stats for the event you’re watching.
The only exception to all it could have is the game itself — Facebook will only license provision of game data from a company with the name of Sportradar, which Facebook prefers to partnering with the major sports networks.
Quite contrastingly, Facebook’s Dan Reed disclosed to the public that the new hub was a big spice to the television experience. “It provides information about the game, but it also provides you that vital conversation and interaction around the game which we think is really critical to consuming live sports.”
“We think it can really enhance awareness,” Kafka said. “Maybe you weren’t paying attention and then you see your friends are having this discussion and that can pull you into the game. We think that’s a win-win for everybody. It drives more eyeballs to what [our content partners] are already sharing.”
Facebook Sports Stadium:
Today we’re launching the Facebook Sports Stadium, a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends and the world. Check out our product announcement here: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/01/facebook-sports-stadium With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans.Now we’ve built a place devoted to sports so you can get the feeling you’re watching the game with your friends even when you aren’t together.
Posted by Sports on Facebook on Wednesday, 20 January 2016
By dedicating a section to big game discussion into its own area, Facebook may now provide an improved and enhanced medium to seeing your friends having a discussion.”
The hub has been rolled out already now being available for iPhone users who watch football games the US, as Facebook announced it will be extending the service so as to encompass other sports as well as other countries soonest.