NFL and Verizon Reach New Deal That Allows Mobile Streaming of NFL Games on Any Carrier

NFL and Verizon Reach New Deal That Allows Mobile Streaming of NFL Games on Any Carrier

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The NFL and Verizon have announced a new five year deal that will allow mobile users to streaming NFL games on any carrier starting next year.

Verizon's digital and mobile media properties, including Yahoo Sports, will stream in-market and national games, including national pre-season, regular season, playoff games, and the Super Bowl nationwide to sports fans – regardless of mobile network. The partnership kicks off in January 2018 with streaming of the NFL playoffs on Yahoo and Yahoo Sports, in addition to go90 and the NFL mobile app.

The new agreement is also said to provide fans mobile access to NFL highlights, coverage of NFL throughout the week and year, and a robust set of jointly-developed original content.

Verizon will continue to be an Official Sponsor of the NFL and offer unique experiences for customers enrolled in the Verizon Up rewards program at key NFL events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, and the NFL Draft. The partnership also involves work with individual NFL teams on Smart Stadium technology to help improve stadium operations.

“We’re making a commitment to fans for Verizon’s family of media properties to become the mobile destination for live sports,” said Lowell McAdam, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications. “The NFL is a great partner for us and we are excited to take its premier content across a massive mobile scale so viewers can enjoy live football and other original NFL content where and how they want it. We believe that partnerships like this are a win for fans, but also for partners and advertisers looking for a mobile-first experience.”

“Verizon has been a key NFL partner, both in the distribution of games on NFL mobile and as a sponsor, since 2010 and we’re thrilled to be both extending and expanding our relationship with them,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Our expanded partnership with Verizon is great for our fans. Starting with the upcoming playoffs and for seasons to come, live NFL action directly on your mobile device - regardless of carrier - will give millions of fans additional ways to follow their favorite sport.”

To watch the live mobile experience in January you can download Yahoo Sports from the App Store for free.


NFL and Verizon Reach New Deal That Allows Mobile Streaming of NFL Games on Any Carrier

Muero - December 11, 2017 at 7:22pm
Does this mean that services other than Yahoo can now stream NFL games to smartphones, too? For example, DirecTV Now has my local FOX and CBS channels, but those channels currently don’t work on smartphones during NFL games.
Standup - December 11, 2017 at 7:04pm
F the NFL. greedy a-holes bitching about "injustice"