Niantic, Inc. is the developer of hit AR games Pokémon Go and Ingress. The formerly Google-owned developer was spun out of the company in October 2015. In March 2015 Google announced that the software developer was working on adapting Ingress for television.
This is the first time a broadcaster in the UK has done this, with the show being made available in 61 countries across Europe and Africa, as well as in the US.
“By partnering with Facebook, we are giving the fans the chance to watch the new show at the same time across Europe and Africa," said Fox Networks Group, Europe and Africa chief operating officer Diego Londono.
"We are proud to be partnering with Facebook to create a real TV event on such a huge scale.”