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One World Sports, Whistle Sports Call an OTT Play

Team to stream select Ivy League football games on Facebook Live 9/15/2016 9:52 AM Eastern

One World Sports and millennial-focused sports fan service Whistle Sports have inked a partnership to live-stream select Ivy League football games this season via Facebook Live.

 

Whistle Sports Facebook pages will host ten games in all, starting with Saturday’s (September 17) game at 1:30 p.m. ET between Colgate and Yale in New Haven. One World Sports will also telecast the game through

 

The schedule for the live streams is as follows (all times Eastern):

 

-September 24 at 2 p.m.: Harvard at Brown

-October 1 at 1:30 p.m.: Lehigh at Yale

-October 8 at 1 p.m.: Cornell at Harvard

-October 15 at 3 p.m.: Columbia at Penn

-October 22 at 1:30 p.m.: Dartmouth at Columbia

-October 29 at 12:30 p.m.: Princeton at Cornell

-November 5 at 1:00 p.m.: Columbia at Harvard

-November 12 at noon: Brown at Princeton

-November 19 at 1:30 p.m.: Dartmouth at Princeton

 

“When seeking additional content partners to showcase our coverage of the prestigious Ivy League, it became abundantly apparent that Whistle Sports is the perfect partner to showcase these storied football rivalries across new platforms,” said Todd Myers, Vice President Programming, Acquisitions & Development, One World Sports, in a statement.

 

“Whistle Sports is excited to bring together ONE World Sports and its Ivy League rights with our Whistle Sports’ community through Facebook Live,” addedLaura Fortner, EVP Business Development, Whistle Sports.  “Fans want to enjoy, engage, connect with and comment on the games that they’re watching. Viewing games via Facebook Live on our pages will let them do all of that all in one place this season.”

 

Whistle Sports also offered the early rounds of the "TBT: The Basketball Tournament," which, it said, grew from “few thousand viewers watching on a website in 2015” to more than 3.5 million views on the Whistle Sports Facebook pages in 2016.

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