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Why Facebook Wants NFL’s Thursday Night Football Live Games

But there’s a catch with the OTT rights the NFL is offering: Mobile is off the table, because Verizon Wireless has those locked up for at least one more year. Distributors will have rights for Web, connected-TV and tablet devices. For Facebook, that would reduce the value of those rights, given its heavy mobile focus — the company generated 80% of its ad revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Can Live Streaming Save the Poker Industry?

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Recently, however, poker has found an unlikely glimmer of hope: the live-video-streaming service Twitch. When Amazon acquired the company, last year, for nearly a billion dollars, the site was regarded as a platform used almost exclusively for people to watch other people play video games. But in the past few months, a share of Twitch’s massive audience—a hundred million users visit the site every month—has been gravitating rapidly toward online-poker broadcasts. – Cameron Tung, The New Yorker

Watch 2015 Democratic Presidential Debate Live Online: Start Time, Free Streaming Video Link For…

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Viewers can watch the first 2015 Democratic presidential debate live online and see the first national bout between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the road to the presidential nomination. The two will take the stage on CNN on Tuesday night, with the debate starting at 8:30 p.m. ET and concluding at 11 p.m. ET. Viewers not able to make it to a television will be in luck, as CNN is offering free live streaming video of the event […] “All users will be able to watch live CNN TV online and on their mobile devices without logging in… The CNN live stream will be available on CNN.com’s Home Page and across its mobile platforms,” the network announced. – Nathan Francis, The Inquisitr

TuneIn Adds Every NFL Game to Its Paid Premium Tier

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Premium subscribers now have access to live play-by-play coverage of all NFL games, from preseason games all the way to the Super Bowl. The NFL is also launching a dedicated channel on TuneIn, giving Premium subscribers access to NFL network shows as well as NFL podcasts and original content produced byTuneIn. – Janko Roettgers, Variety

Apple to live stream September 9 event: How you can watch

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Apple will offer the video stream of the keynote at 10 am PT (1 pm in New York; 6 pm in London). If you are around to watch the hour-long keynote, viewers must watch the stream online with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X 10.8.5 or later, or Safari on iOS 7 or later. If you’re watching through Apple TV, it requires the second- or third-generation set-top box with software 6.2 or later. And, for the first time in a long time, Windows users can watch live as well if they’re running the Edge browser on Windows 10. – Zack Whittaker, ZDNet

CBS will stream two regular season NFL games for free this year

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CBS has announced that it will livestream two upcoming regular season NFL games for the first time in 2015, for free and without the need for authentication, a subscription, or a cable provider. The move expands CBS’s online coverage of the sport, as the network will also stream four playoff games and the Super Bowl itself, live on its website, and on devices including Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku players. The games in question will take place between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins on October 4th, and between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys on November 26th, Thanksgiving Day. – Rich McCormick, The Verge

Apple Stops Tidal From Streaming Drake’s Set at Lil Weezyana Fest

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Drake showed up for a brief performance at the tail end of Lil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Festival in New Orleans, but if you were watching along on TIDAL, you might not have known that. The livestream was cut off before Drizzy took the stage, and the artist-owned streaming service is claiming that it is due to Drake’s affiliation with Apple Music. – Colin Joyce, Spin

How Live Streaming Will Change the Face of Philanthropy

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VisionSpring is an international social enterprise that works to ensure affordable access to eyewear, everywhere. Last week, Kirsten Bunch, Senior Development Officer at VisionSpring, took to Periscope to live stream her field visit to one of VisionSpring’s vision camps in Tangail, Bangladesh. Viewers were able to watch a woman get tested and receive reading glasses for the first time in her life. VisionSpring was founded on a very basic principle: “If you can’t see, you can’t work.” That principle came to life for me in less than three minutes of watching its stream. It also felt very different than the traditional nonprofit video typically produced for annual fundraising events and galas. This video was raw, imperfect, blurry but it still made me feel like I was there. Life can be messy and spontaneous and these elements are present in these streams, making them relatable and highly watchable. – Caroline Avakian, The Huffington Post

Fox Sports is streaming a Bundesliga soccer game on YouTube

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The Bundesliga, Germany’s top-tier football league, is coming to YouTube. After recently securing US broadcast rights for this competition, Fox Sports has now announced it will stream a live match via Google’s video service on August 14th. As the network points out, it’s the first time one of its major sporting events heads to YouTube, which is going to let people in the US watch the initial game of the 2015-2016 Bundesliga season for free. – Egar Alvarez, Engadget
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