ESPN will broadcast exclusive shows and content on Facebook Watch under a new deal with the social media giant.

ESPN will broadcast exclusive shows and content on Facebook Watch under a new deal with the social media giant.


To kick-off the sports network's bid to expand its digital reach, ESPN will show The People?s MMA Show, a weekly series about mixed martial arts fighters, bonus segments from Always Late With Katie Nolan, and exclusive versions of college-football Countdown to Game Day and Fantasy Focus Live.
There will also be additional fan engagement through Watch Parties, polls, and live Q&As.


ESPN's senior vice president of digital and social content Ryan Spoon said: "We are extending some of our most popular ESPN shows and creating new ones with content available only on Facebook and Facebook Watch.


"This allows us to connect with fans and drive the conversation around sports in a way that leverages what we and the platform do best."