Snapchat will deliver “live stories” including behind-the-scenes footage from the “March Madness” NCAA basketball tournament under a partnership announced Thursday.
Turner Sports, the Time Warner unit which is one of the broadcasters for the annual collegiate tournament, announced a multiyear deal with the social network known for its disappearing messages which will allow Snapchat-contributed video from a variety of live sporting events.
The deal allows Snapchatters “to contribute their unique perspectives through video and photo Snaps” which will be compiled into a brief video that can be broadcast globally to millions of fans, according to a statement.
The videos will include various advertising products, including “vertical video ads” which will be interspersed throughout the content.
“There is nothing more powerful on social than a passionate sports fan expressing their emotions during that pivotal moment of a game,” said Seth Ladetsky of Turner Sports.
“While providing fans the tools to enhance their shared experiences, we are also creating an opportunity for advertisers to showcase their brand in an organic environment rich with engagement and interaction.”