Today Twitter and the Arena Football League announced that Twitter will live stream five regular season games in 2017. The games will be available globally for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices. Fans can access the live stream via afl.twitter.com.
“Entering into this relationship with Twitter is a significant development in expanding the Arena Football League’s digital platform.” AFL Commissioner Scott Butera offered. “With over 300 million Twitter users worldwide, we believe they will enjoy the nonstop, edge of your seat AFL action and have many opportunities to network with players, coaches and other fans in what is the nation’s most interactive sport. In addition to working with Twitter, the AFL has grown its digital presence with a brand-new website, an app available on iOS and Android platforms, streaming live games on AFLNow and a bi-weekly podcast.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the Arena Football League to bring their exciting brand of live football to fans globally on Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “AFL fans can now watch live games anywhere in the world on the same platform where the AFL conversation is already happening.”
With this collaboration, the AFL continues to build on its OTT and digital presence, adding to the popularity of arena football across multiple digital platforms and free for all users worldwide. In conjunction with Sportsrocket, the leading provider of media solutions for sports, the AFL is able to live stream the games on Twitter in addition to providing real-time highlights to fans on Twitter.
ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAMES STREAMED ON TWITTER
Saturday, June 3 7:00 p.m. Baltimore Brigade at Tampa Bay Storm
Saturday, June 10 7:00 p.m. Cleveland Gladiators at Philadelphia Soul
Friday, June 16 7:00 p.m. Baltimore Brigade at Cleveland Gladiators
Saturday, July 8 7:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Storm at Cleveland Gladiators
Saturday, July 29 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia Soul at Baltimore Brigade
ABOUT THE AFL
The Arena Football League is now in its 30th Anniversary Season in 2017. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2017 include: Baltimore, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week during the regular season and games are able to be streamed via Twitter and AFLNow on iOS and Android devices. ArenaBowl XXX is slated for Saturday, August 26. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League, follow the AFL on Twitter (@aflarenaball).
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