Facebook strikes Gfinity deal, brings in Biddle

Gfinity has struck a deal with Facebook that will allow coverage of the esports company’s Elite Series to be shown exclusively on the social media platform through to the end of this year.

The coverage will begin with series three of the series in the UK through to April 28, with the action available on Fridays and Saturdays.

Gfinity will also produce other content to support the live coverage, including highlights and a magazine programme that will be shown every Wednesday.

In other news, Dan Biddle has joined Facebook’s Europe, Middle East and Africa team as strategic partnerships manager for broadcast, production and film.

Biddle is a former executive at social media platform Twitter and UK public-service broadcaster the BBC.