According to the Sports Business Journal newsletter, the NFL is closely watching to see how Amazon handles Premier League streams. If all goes well, an NFL media executive says that the league could sign an exclusive deal with Amazon to stream NFL games.
At the SBJ Dealmakers in Sports conference this week, NFL exec and VP of media Brian Rolapp said “What Amazon’s doing in the few weeks in the UK with their Premier League package will be very interesting to watch.”
Rolapp’s comment was in response to a question of whether tech companies could handle the massive audiences who tune into big NFL games, which Sports Business Journal says can top 25 million. Rolapp’s response that none can currently handle those numbers, but it’s only a matter of time before technology will allow for NFL games to be streamed.
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