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September 24, 2019
Disney’s ESPN expands its digital reach across Facebook, under a new deal to distribute exclusive digital shows and content on Facebook’s Watch video platform.
ESPN’s Facebook Watch lineup includes segments from “Always Late With Katie Nolan,” the late-night sports/comedy show premiering this week on ESPN2; exclusive versions of college-football “Countdown to GameDay” and “Fantasy Focus Live,” and “The People’s MMA Show,” a weekly series about mixed martial arts fighters.
ESPN will engage with fans through the Facebook Watch platform via Watch Parties, polls, or live talent Q&As.
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, ESPN’s SVP of digital and social content. “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.”
Added Rob Shaw, Facebook’s head of league and media sports partnerships: “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.”