Twitter has struck a deal with Eleven Sports to broadcast seven Ivy League football games live on its platform within October and November.
If there were any doubts that Twitter wants a place as the new television, the long list of deals it’s been striking with an equally-long list of broadcasters, organisations, sports associations, and more, pretty much dispels them. The latest deal with Eleven Sports brings live streamed Ivy League football games to Twitter, as of last week, with the first game featuring Cornell at Harvard.
The games can be viewed for free (globally) on Twitter via @ElevenSportsUSA and will be available to both logged-in and logged-out users on the platform. Commenting on the deal, Marc Watson, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Eleven Sports explained that the company is “truly platform agnostic” and that they will “go where the fans demand to consume their sports action.” If Twitter’s the place, then that’s what they will get.
The dates and times for the games are the following:
October 14, 1:30pm ET – University of Pennsylvania vs Columbia University
October 21, 12:30pm ET – Columbia University vs Dartmouth College
October 28, 12:30pm ET – University of Pennsylvania vs Brown University
November 4, 1pm ET – Harvard University vs Columbia University
November 11, 1pm ET– Yale University vs Princeton University
November 18, 1:30pm ET – Cornell University vs University of Pennsylvania
During the live streams, Eleven Sports will post other features as well, including game-in-progress clips (GiPS).