PSA strikes Facebook Watch deal

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has signed a multi-year rights agreement with social media platform Facebook.

Under the agreement, live matches from the PSA Tour will be broadcast on the Facebook Watch video platform. Matches will be available to territories outside of Europe and Japan on a non-exclusive basis.

Live action up until the semi-final stage of each tournament will be shown on Facebook Watch, along with match highlights and feature content. Semi-finals and finals will only be shown live via Facebook Watch in the Indian subcontinent.

The deal begins with the 2018-19 PSA World Championships, which will take place in the US city of Chicago from February 23 to March 2.

The PSA’s SQUASHTV broadcast arm will continue to show all matches from across the PSA Tour via its website to territories outside of Europe and Japan, both of which are already covered by different broadcasting agreements.