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SportBusiness reports back from the APOS 2020 Virtual Series, the online incarnation of the leading Asia-Pacific media, telecoms and entertainment industry conference hosted by Media Partners Asia.

4: Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Future of OTT

2017 was the year in which OTT video became a demonstrably mainstream platform as viewership of its services extended into a majority of US homes for the first time. David Walmsley sets the scene in the first part of our in-depth report into the state of the growing sector of OTT broadcasting.

In this month's issue we cover the following: COMING TO AMERICA  – Bayern Munich's New York office helps to secure new partners JUVENTUS – the commercial strategy of Italy's top club LOCAL

Facebook's decision to prioritise 'meaningful social interactions' over throwaway content in changes to its news feed algorithm will have significant implications for rights holders. Adam Nelson looks at how the sports ecosystem can adapt.

Scottish Premiership side Rangers has forged closer ties with the Indian market in a deal to stream free UK coverage of Indian Super League matches on its club Facebook page

Mixed martial arts promotion One Championship has agreed a partnership with Facebook to distribute video, gaming and virtual reality content on the social media platform

The Breeders' Cup has announced a partnership with the Facebook-owned Oculus virtual reality platform to produce a VR broadcast of this week's Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Spanish agency and production group Mediapro has reportedly agreed a carriage deal with social media giant Facebook for the former’s new Téléfoot channel.

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Richard Clarke looks at the AR and VR developments showcased at the annual Facebook gathering.

What does the launch of Facebook’s Sports Stadium service mean for the future of the sports media market? Kevin Roberts speaks to Dan Reed, head of sports partnerships at Facebook.

Has Facebook stolen a march on its rivals with its Sports Stadium treatment of live events? Kevin Roberts looks at the initiative.

Mundane family photos, courtside experiences and getting the timing right were among the themes as the NBA and Facebook discussed how to create engaging social media content at the Leaders Sports Summit this afternoon.