Verizon And NFL Extend Streaming Deal
Verizon Wireless is currently NFL’s official mobile network streaming partner in the US. Now the two companies have announced that they are extending the deal.
At present, Verizon customers have to pay $5 per month for streaming all Thursday, Sunday and Monday games on their devices. But with the 2014 season they will also have access to local Sunday afternoon games from CBS and Fox, all playoff games and the Super Bowl. The new deal reportedly requires Big Red to pay the NFL $1 billion over four years.
Meanwhile, Verizon’s NFL Mobile app will get an update this season. The new version is bringing new ways for interacting with stats, news, game previews, on-demand video, and more. Verizon hasn’t revealed how many people are using their mobile app, though Google Play shows that there have been over 10 million installations so far.
This new deal is of course great news for NFL fans on Verizon who will be able to watch games on the go, but bad news for those on other carriers. Are you willing to shift to Verizon Wireless for enjoying NFL on your device? Let us know your thoughts below.