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23rd Oct 2015

Match of the Day is coming live to Facebook for the first time ever


Ben Kenyon

The future is now.

The BBC have announced they will broadcast the first ever Match of the Day show live on Facebook this Saturday.

The live stream won’t be a full episode of MOTD, but a new pre-show to the flagship highlights programme to their 3million Facebook followers.

Gary Lineker will present this new format which marks the first time a British broadcaster has worked with Mark Zuckerberg’s new Facebook Mentions platform.

during day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2015 in London, England.


It will reveal the running order of the games in the main MOTD and give Facebookers a behind-the-scenes look at goings-on with Gary and the gang.

The BBC expects the stream to go live after the late kick-off between Arsenal and Everton finishes.

Surely it can only be a matter of time before we can see the Premier League highlights on Match of the Day without even leaving Facebook?