Facebook Media

The Live Blog: December 6, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

 1. The New York Times broadcast the World Chess Championship Match, otherwise only available on worldchess.com, via Facebook Live, and updated the audience in real-time in the comments.


2. Chris Rock announced his Total Blackout World Tour 2017 to fans first on Facebook, his first comedy tour in 9 years.


3. Mashable used Facebook Live to bring Bill Nye The Science Guy and the National Park Foundation to viewers to talk about climate change and how it’s impacting America’s national parks.


4. Univision Noticias went live as the world paid tribute to victims of the tragic plane crash in Colombia, which included members of the Brazilian football club, Chapecoense.

5. In honor of Britney Spears‘ 35th birthday, Buzzfeed created a portrait of her, made of Cheetos, live.


6. FOX Sports went live for second-screen programming during its broadcast of the Big Ten championship game, delivering a behind-the-scenes view of Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt calling the action.


7. After a deadly fire hit an Oakland, California warehouse, many local television stations including KRON4 NEWS and KTVU FOX 2 used Facebook Live to stream press conferences with officials sharing updates.


8. For El Clásico, both Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona used Facebook Live to bring their fans closer to the action and deliver analysis of the much-anticipated rivalry match.


9. Madonna went live from Art Basel in Miami to raise awareness for her foundation, Raising Malawi.


10. The cast and director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted an exclusive featurette and answered fan questions during a Live Q&A from Facebook HQ.