Facebook didn’t win NFL streaming rights, but it will still stream 15 college football games this fall

Facebook didn’t win NFL streaming rights, but it will still stream 15 college football games this fall

Courtesy of ReCode: Unless you went to one of these schools, you may not have much interest. Facebook is bringing live football to its redesigned video tab this fall — just not the NFL games that it had originally hoped for. Facebook announced a deal on Wednesday with Stadium, the 24/7 digital sports broadcaster, to […]

Ticketmaster Now Has a Seat in the Facebook Messenger Bot Arena

Ticketmaster Now Has a Seat in the Facebook Messenger Bot Arena

Courtesy of AdWeek: Ticketmaster Assistant helps users search for events by date, location, genre or specific artist or team. A Facebook Messenger bot … yeah, that’s the ticket, for Ticketmaster. The ticketing service introduced its Ticketmaster Assistant bot Wednesday, helping users search for events by date, location, genre or specific artist or team. Ticketmaster said in a blog post introducing […]

Facebook is working with Live Nation to make organizing concert tours easier

Facebook is working with Live Nation to make organizing concert tours easier

Courtesy of The Verge: Facebook is testing out a new feature that will allow artists, managers, and tour promoters to organize and manage tour-related Facebook events, the company tells The Verge. For example, if an artist is on a 40-city tour, there’s going to be 40 Facebook events for the concerts, plus meet-and-greet events, and […]

Facebook to let users buy tickets directly with Eventbrite

Facebook to let users buy tickets directly with Eventbrite

Courtesy of the Telegraph: Facebook plans to sell tickets for music festivals and other events directly as it pushes further into e-commerce. The world’s biggest social media company is launching a tie-up with Eventbrite, the events service, to let users in the UK purchase tickets within the Facebook website and app itself. The new “Events […]

WORLD’S LARGEST TICKET MARKETPLACE STUBHUB LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL SUITE OF TOOL

WORLD’S LARGEST TICKET MARKETPLACE STUBHUB LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL SUITE OF TOOL

Courtesy of EPR Retail News: StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today (Apr 12, 2017) announced the launch of its new social suite of tools, which helps fans seamlessly discover, share and plan live event experiences with friends. StubHub’s new integration with Facebook, its new iMessage app, and a new Facebook Messenger chatbot will bring […]

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL’s Thursday night games

Courtesy of ReCode: These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season, and at least four big tech companies are interested. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of […]

Live Nation Leads the Charge in Concert Business’ Booming Revenue

Live Nation Leads the Charge in Concert Business’ Booming Revenue

Courtesy of Variety: Live entertainment’s continued surge as the powerhouse driving music-industry economics is underscored by one remarkable fact: Analysts expect the revenue generated in 2016 by category leader Live Nation — pegged to hit $8.5 billion — to exceed the combined revenue generated by the top two record companies, Universal and Sony, during the same […]

Facebook evolves into go-to platform for social ticketing

Facebook evolves into go-to platform for social ticketing

Courtesy of Mobile Commerce Daily: With a growing number of consumers turning to mobile platforms to research local events and make plans with friends, event marketers are striking while the iron is hot and introducing new social ticketing solutions on Facebook. On the heels of Ticketmaster and Eventbrite beginning to sell tickets directly via Facebook, SAP […]