Facebook took a giant step forward in its efforts to further align itself with the television, publishing, and event venue industries with Friday’s launch of its Public Content Solutions program, which is aimed at providing its partners with dedicated technical and business resources to build out media solutions on the social network and its Instagram photo- and video-sharing network.
Last month, SportStream CEO Bob Morgan spoke with AllFacebook about how the provider of real-time sports data planned to use the public feed application-programming interface and keyword insights API introduced by Facebook in September to incorporate its data into live broadcasts of sporting events. The two APIs are no longer the only Facebook resources available to SportStream, as the social network announced its acquisition of the company late Tuesday.
One of the latest media companies to gain access to the public feed application-programming interface and keyword insights API introduced by Facebook in September is SportStream, which intends to mine the two APIs for data that can be used in real-time during broadcasts of sporting events, potentially by year-end.
Sunday, 68 teams will be selected to play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship tournament — a time of year known as March Madness. Monday, people all over the country will be filling out brackets in office pools, picking the winners of all of those college basketball games. But with dozens of games going on, how can the casual fan keep track? There are some great Facebook-integrated applications that allow fans to get closer to the game, whether they’re following their alma maters, or just seeing if their brackets will survive the first round.
Even if you’re at a huge Super Bowl party this Sunday, you’ll probably be checking Facebook on your phone or tablet. Maybe you want to congratulate your friend in Baltimore or talk some trash to a buddy in San Francisco. There are several Facebook-integrated applications that look to enhance your Super Bowl XLVII experience, such as FanCake and SportStream.
Sports fans are all over Facebook — cheering through status updates, sharing content from team and athlete fan pages. SportStream, which announced this week it has added Facebook integration, taps into that spirit with an application that curates trusted and engaging content for sports fans from all over the social network.