For years Verizon has had exclusive rights to stream NFL games on mobile phones. Earlier this month Verizon and the NFL struck a new deal that allowed the NFL to sell streaming rights to mobile phones to other devices.
NBC recently announced that they have come to an agreement to stream NFL Sunday Night Football starting next year.
Now ESPN has announced that they have a deal to stream NFL games that air on ESPN to mobile phones. This new deal will kick off on January 6, 2018, with the NFL Wild Card Playoff game on ESPN. This will allow subscribers on Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and more stream NFL Monday Night Football on their phones.
“Every day, tens of millions of fans turn to ESPN to stream events, view highlights and connect with the latest sports news and stories, so we’re thrilled that they will now be able to enjoy Monday Night Football and the latest NFL highlights as part of their experience on mobile phones as well,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN executive VP, programming and scheduling.
For now that leaves FOX and CBS still to strike deals that will allow streaming of NFL games on mobile phones.
It is important to remember that Verizon still has an exclusive deal until the end of 2017 and these new deals won’t start until January 2018 or when next years’ new season kicks off.
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