Recode's sources say the new deal will cost Verizon over $1.5 billion over five years. The NFL has previously worked with Yahoo on streaming individual matches, as well as with providers such as Amazon and Twitter.
Chris and his wife started NoCable back in 2015 because they wanted to cut the cord, but there were no resources that provided exactly what they needed. That will be in addition to the go90 and National Football League mobile app streaming options already available. The package includes live-streaming rights to the NFL's Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football games, and the Sunday day games that air on TV in viewers' local market. Next year, national preseason and regular season games will be included.
By placing one of the country's most valuable media properties on Yahoo, Verizon is aiming to boost its newly expanded media arm.
"We want to be the first screen for live sports", said Brian Angiolet, Verizon's senior vice president and global chief media and content officer, who called the new deal a "game-changer" that would elevate its media platforms. "And sports is going to be the most important part of that content". In its previous deal, exclusivity was seen as crucial for Verizon to attract new wireless customers and keeping existing ones.
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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", said Lowell McAdam, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, in a statement.
The next rights contract that comes up is the Thursday night package, which is now shared by Comcast Corp.'s NBC, CBS Corp.'s CBS and the NFL-owned NFL Network, along with the Amazon streaming deal.
"This model allows our product to be much more broadly available and give greater access to our fans", Hans Schroeder, chief operating officer of National Football League media and business, told ESPN.