FacebookInc andTwitterInc are vying to buyrightsto stream conventionalTVprogramming, the New York Post reported on Thursday.
Both companies have approached programmers about a deal, the Post said, citing several sources familiar with the situation.
Facebook, which is already in talks with the National Football League for digitalrightsto Thursday Night Football, has met with a wide range ofTVexecutives over the past few weeks, sources told the Post.
However, it was not known howFacebookwould deliver the shows, sources who heard the pitch told the newspaper.
FacebookandTwittercould not be immediately reached for comment.