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Twitter to show live ESPN events in new Disney deal

Twitter to show live ESPN events in new Disney deal

Twitter revealed more than 30 premium video content deals at the Digital Content NewFronts, expanding its programming slate through partners such as NBCUniversal, ESPN and Will Packer Productions.

The new partnerships expand Twitter's push to become an online destination for live video. The "brand-safe" pilot series include Born and Bred with Josh Peck, Wolf It Down with Tyler Florence, Voodoo Dating with Matt Cutshall and City Tours with Sara Hopkins.

These new deals might help Twitter to complete better versus larger rivals such as Facebook that are investing as well in video and livestreaming.

A good chunk of Twitter's revenue in its recently-completed quarter came from advertising, which improved 21%, to $575 million, from a year ago.

"We're not guessing, we're listening. People tell us what they want to see with the conversations they share on Twitter", said Twitter's global head of content partnerships, Kay Madati. The series will feature behind-the-scenes content teasing and leading up to the event. Notably, the agreement will stream 20-plus hours of content from Live Nation's marquee festivals, such as BottleRock and Bonnaroo.

English Premier League: Old foes meet when Manchester United entertains Arsenal
Sir Alex Ferguson has explained how Manchester United's rivalry with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal "made the Premier League ". Craig Bellamy believes Diego Simeone is the manager that Arsenal need to appoint as Arsene Wenger's replacement.

The Weather Channel is creating a new brand specifically for Twitter called Pattern, which promises to develop videos on weather and science.

Wendy's, for example, is the first brand signed up for a new sponsorship product called Creator Originals, which allows the fast-food chain to promote and place in-stream ads on content from popular accounts in Niche, Twitter's creator and influencer network. Through the Creator Originals program, Twitter will debut series from creators including Josh Peck, Sara Hopkins and Brittany Sky. ESPN will bring coverage via SportsCenter Live and Fantasy Focus Live. Both companies have struck a deal that's going to bring a variety of live shows to the microblogging network.

Barstool Sports: An eight-episode Twitter exclusive, Barstool Live is a new show offering insight on some of the biggest sporting events in the US with Pat McAfee, Dean "Big Cat" Katz, and sports writer PFT Commenter. After an announcement made about the partnership early Monday shares of Twitter surged and ended the day 4.5% higher. Live content launching from these brands will be announced at a later date.

Videos are taking over social media.

Digital Content NewFronts continues through May 4 in New York City, an event created to connect content creators with big brands.


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