CBS and NFL Agree to Stream Football on All Access

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The deal goes into effect on Dec. 4.

NFL games will finally be available on CBS All Access, the broadcaster's over-the-top streaming service. 

Football games have been noticeably absent from the $6-a-month streaming service given that CBS has a deal to broadcast games every Sunday, in addition to a package of some Thursday night matchups. 

Games will begin streaming on Sunday, Dec. 4.

"We are very pleased that our partnership with the NFL has been expanded to include CBS All Access," said CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. "Adding the most watched programming on television to the most watched network on television will be a powerful combination as we continue to grow CBS All Access into the future."

The NFL this year struck a deal to stream some Thursday Night Football games using Twitter's new live video platform. The league also makes games available for mobile streaming for Verizon customers. NFL Networks and NFL RedZone are available live via a Sling TV subscription.

"CBS has been one of our most trusted and valuable partners for over 50 years, and we're happy to extend our relationship with them in new and exciting ways," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Distribution of our games on CBS All Access is a win for the millions of NFL fans across the country, especially those looking to watch our games on these emerging digital platforms."

The deal for CBS All Access will include Thursday Night Football and all pregame and halftime coverage. CBS All Access will also let subscribers sample content from NFL Game Pass, the video subscription service offered through the NFL.