The NFL said that the new deal would bring mobile streaming to millions more fans. Verizon bought Yahoo earlier this year in a $4.48 billion deal and combined it to with AOL to make a media-focused division called Oath. Specifically, NFL postseason games will be available on Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, and Go90 (along with the NFL Mobile app) beginning no later than the conference championships on January 21.
Verizon, which is an official sponsor of the National Football League, will officially kick off the partnership in January by streaming the National Football League playoffs on Yahoo and Yahoo Sports, which the telecommunications conglomerate acquired in June. Verizon's Go90 mobile app will also have games available.
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"We're making a commitment to fans for Verizon's family of media properties to become the mobile destination for live sports". Verizon also receives commercial inventory to sell on its platforms as part of the contract and will remain an official sponsor of the NFL.
"Our expanded partnership with Verizon is great for our fans", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. I know some don't care about the National Football League anymore, but there are still plenty that do and this is a good step forward for those that like to watch the games on the go.
The NFL benefits here by getting to participate in streaming, as more consumers are bailing on traditional TV and cable services for a la carte streaming options. The national games will also be available on tablets, but not Sunday afternoon games. Facebook is said to be particularly aggressive: The social giant is seeking to hire an exec who will have a budget of a "few billion dollars" for sports-rights deals, Sports Business Journal reported last month.