History made on Twitter with first-ever college football game broadcast
LOGAN, Utah — The Utah State Aggies defeated the Weber State Wildcats, 45 – 6, in a historic game Thursday night.
The game was the first college football game to be broadcast live on Twitter.
Though Facebook is still seen as the king of social media, Twitter has become the destination of choice for fans to share immediate reactions during live events, both sporting and otherwise.
It is for this reason that Twitter has now signed deals to stream live sports directly via over-the-top broadcasts. Twitter will stream a package of 10 NFL games this fall on Thursdays as well as one MLB game and one National Hockey League game per week during those respective sports’ regular seasons.