Verizon No Longer Required to Stream NFL Games

Verizon No Longer Required to Stream NFL Games

According to The Wall Street Journal, Verizon will pay more than $2 billion for the new deal.

"We're making a commitment to fans for Verizon's family of media properties to become the mobile destination for live sports", said Lowell McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon. 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.

The full deal goes into effect in the 2018-19 season, but some NFL postseason games will hit Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, go90 and the NFL Mobile app in January, 2018.

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Under the pact, Verizon also will continue to be the official wireless sponsor of the National Football League while the telco's media brands like Yahoo will become official National Football League sponsor brands as well.

Corrections & Amplifications Verizon will have the rights to stream Sunday afternoon in-market games on tablets, but not the national prime-time games.

"We have been confident in the value of our content", said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Through its digital and mobile properties, Verizon said it reaches more than 200 million unique viewers in the U.S.

The distribution of live matches through the Yahoo Sports portal and app means the games will be available to customers of any mobile operator in the USA, not just Verizon subscribers.

Verizon has been an National Football League sponsor since 2010, and that relationship will remain in place, the two said Monday.

Fritzsche noted the partnership comes as many tech companies are increasingly interested in sports content. Amazon, for example, had global streaming rights to the Thursday Night Football lineup last season. But at $10 billion in revenue, Oath would still be a minor part of Verizon's business, which reported nearly $126 billion in revenue previous year.