A National Women’s Soccer League game was broadcast on player Alex Morgan’s page. “The game reached an estimated 554,000 unique viewers in all, according to Cycle, the media company that orchestrated the stream.”
“They keep the $16bn to $18bn they get in the news feed, and the news feed, with personal sharing down, is effectively all of our content, it’s effectively just an aggregation of premium publishers’ content.”
There will be a dedicated channel on its mobile app for the Rio De Janeiro games. BuzzFeed will curate short clips and behind-the-scenes content into a Discover channel on the app for two weeks, while Snapchat creates daily “live stories” using content from NBC, athletes and sports fans at the scene.
PANDA, the four-year-old Knight News Challenge-winning newsroom application for storing and analyzing large data sets, still has a respectable community of users, but could now use a new longterm caretaker.