Facebook will stream exclusively 47 college basketball games this season

  • Stadium will stream 47 college basketball games exclusively on Facebook this season.
  • The games are part of Facebook's push into sports content. Previously it worked with Stadium to stream exclusive college football games. It also has streamed NBA and MLB games, but those were available elsewhere as well.
UC Davis Aggies Guard Siler Schneider (5) changes direction with his dribble upon seeing the double team defense of Kansas Jayhawks Guard Josh Jackson (11) and Kansas Jayhawks Guard Devonte' Graham (4) during the Kansas Jayhawks game versus the UC Davis Aggies in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on March 17, 2017, at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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UC Davis Aggies Guard Siler Schneider (5) changes direction with his dribble upon seeing the double team defense of Kansas Jayhawks Guard Josh Jackson (11) and Kansas Jayhawks Guard Devonte' Graham (4) during the Kansas Jayhawks game versus the UC Davis Aggies in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on March 17, 2017, at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Facebook will be the only place to watch 47 college basketball games this season.

Multi-platform sports network Stadium announced on Thursday it was streaming 47 college basketball games exclusively through Facebook this season. The games feature teams from the Mountain West, West Coast Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10 divisions, including Dayton, Saint Mary's, Wake Forest, VCU, Pittsburgh, UNLV, Utah, Washington State, Ole Miss, George Washington, and UMass, among others.

Stadium's on-air talent will interact with comments posted on Facebook in real-time, and the company will also post a Facebook-only 30-minute commentary show on every Wednesday evening. Stadium will also make other college games it owns the streaming rights to available on other digital platforms, including its own app and Pluto TV .

The announcement signals Facebook's further expansion into live sports content. Stadium and Facebook previously partnered earlier this year to stream 15 college football games exclusively. The 13 games that have aired so far this year have received almost 10 million total views, according to Stadium. Facebook has also streamed some NBA and MLB regular season games, but those were available to watch on via other methods.