FOX Sports Africa To Live Stream African Boxing Matches Globally On Facebook
Fox Networks Group Africa has announced that enthusiasts of South African and African boxing matches usually broadcasted on FOX Sports in Africa will now have access to a global live stream of those matches through Facebook, thanks to a new partnership between FOX Networks Group Africa deal and the online social network.
FOX Sports Africa will get the opportunity to grow its Africa boxing fan base through streaming boxing matches through Facebook Watch, while Facebook, in return, gets content.
The FOX Sports Africa boxing live stream will be available through FOX Sports Africa's official Facebook page.
Boxing fans can look forward to major upcoming boxing matches that will be live streamed globally through Facebook Watch such as FOX Sports boxing events taking place at the Royal Swazi Spa in eSwatini, and also at the Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom in Durban, KwaZulu Natal on 2 and 23 November.
The boxing audience seems to be in full support of this groundbreaking new way of viewing big matches. This was proven on 21 September when FOX Sports Africa and Facebook kicked off their partnership by streaming their first global live streamed boxing match from the 9th edition of Africa Boxing that was held at the Meropa Casino and Entertainment World in Limpopo, South Africa. Almost 200 000 viewers watched the live streaming of that match through Facebook.
Those were impressive numbers for a trial run.
FOX Networks Group Africa declared that the Africa Boxing series was rapidly becoming the number one platform for African boxers to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience and that the live streams would give spectators a front row seat to all the action.
The network group concluded by saying that this new way of enjoying a boxing match is different from a traditional television experience because viewers are now able to leave their comments in real-time, improving the total viewing experience. After all, events are live streamed, the fights will be made available on the FOX Sports Africa Facebook page.