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Facebook to broadcast Champions League matches

UEFA Champions League match
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Facebook has signed a deal to broadcast some Champions League matches in Latin America on a free-to-air basis over the next three seasons, UEFA has announced.

The deal gives the social network exclusive free-to-air rights to 32 live matches each season, including the Champions League final and UEFA Super Cup.

Wednesday highlights and magazine programmes will also be shared each match-week on Facebook's dedicated page.

UEFA's marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein described it as a "highly innovative and accessible manner" to broadcast games to the region.

Facebook to broadcast football matches

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Facebook and the Spanish football league have signed a deal to allow users of the social media giant in South Asia to watch matches for free.

It is the biggest move yet into sports broadcasting by Facebook, but the company said it was an experiment and that it was not about to embark on a buying spree.

Football is becoming increasingly popular in India, though there has traditionally been greater interest in the English Premier League than La Liga.

Stolen bike returned after Facebook ad

Grimsby boy's stolen BMX returned after mother spotted it for sale on Facebook
Jemma Shaw said her 12-year-old son was at a park with a friend on Saturday when the bike was taken.