NFL, Verizon Agree To Monstrous New Deal That Should Make Mobile Streaming Easier

Despite a recent downturn in television ratings, the NFL has inked another big-money broadcast deal — this one to stream games on mobile devices.

Verizon and the NFL have announced a multi-year deal that will see NFL games streamed on Verizon mobile and digital platforms. Sports Business Daily reports that Verizon will pay the NFL $500 million a year.

The partnership begins in January of 2018, so the upcoming postseason games and Super Bowl LII will all be available to stream through Verizon.

“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,” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in a statement. “We believe that partnerships like this are a win for fans, but also for partners and advertisers looking for a mobile-first experience.”

Although the NFL still makes the bulk of its money from television — NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and DirecTV — this deal is the strongest sign yet that there’s big money for the NFL to make in online streaming. It may not be long before the NFL’s biggest rights deals are with online providers, rather than with traditional television networks.

Trending Hairstyles

Source :

Verizon to pay NFL $500 million a year to stream games
5 Things Google Needs to Do to Make The Pixel 2 Great
Top 10 Ways to Deal With a Slow Internet Connection
Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Standard Sitemaps Protocol
LG G2 Review: A Pretty Good Phone Held Back By Some Pretty Not Good Software
How to Stream This Year’s Thanksgiving Football Games
Oh, snap! FEMAIL reveals the sassiest brands on Twitter that earned legions of fans in 2017 with feisty clapbacks, hilarious banter, and very entertaining anecdotes
YouTube Turns 10: How Competition Crashed the Party
What killing net neutrality means for the internet