SOCIAL MEDIA | GOAL to broadcast UEFA Champions League live on Twitter in global first
Goal, the world’s largest online football destination, recently announced a new collaboration with Twitter to broadcast the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 games live to Twitter users in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Laos. The four games will be available for free to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter on connected devices in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Laos via Goal’s Thai Twitter account @Goal_TH.
Twitter will be the exclusive social live stream platform for the following games:
Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) v Borussia Dortmund (@BVB), 14 February, 4.00am PHT
Liverpool (@LFC) v Bayern Munich (@FCBayern), 20 February, 4.00am PHT
Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) v Manchester United (@ManUtd), 7 March, 4.00am PHT
Manchester City (@ManCity) v Schalke 04 (@s04), 13 March, 4.00am PHT
Highlights of all Round 16 games will also be made available to Twitter users in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei. Live and on-demand coverage of all the matches will also be streamed on the Goal website in the region.
James Dickens, Goal’s Head of Content, said, “We are delighted to extend the live broadcast of this year’s UEFA Champions League onto Twitter for four key Round of 16 games. This will allow as many fans as possible in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines to enjoy these high-stakes games between some of the best supported teams in the region.”
Maurizio Barbieri, Head of Sports Partnerships for Southeast Asia at Twitter, said: “Football doesn’t get much bigger than the business end of the UEFA Champions League, so we couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Goal to bring live broadcasts of these massive matches to Twitter. Looking at the levels of conversation on Twitter, football fans in our region are some of the most engaged and passionate on the planet, so it’s fitting that the matches are being streamed in this way.”