Verizon to Stream NFL Games (Including Super Bowl)
The new deal will include regular NFL contests, playoffs and at least one championship over the course of several years.
Verizon will stream NFL playoff games in January as it kicks off a multiyear deal announced Monday.
The new relationship will include regular NFL games, playoff games and at least one Super Bowl over the course of several years, but the partners were not specific.
Verizon will stream games over its go90 platform, which it launched two years ago, as well as at Yahoo and Yahoo Sports, properties it purchased in June. Verizon operates Yahoo, as well as AOL, which it purchased in 2015, through its Oath Inc. digital subdivision.
Verizon has been an NFL sponsor since 2010, and that relationship will remain in place, the two said Monday.
"Starting with the upcoming playoffs and for seasons to come, live NFL action directly on your mobile device — regardless of carrier — will give millions of fans additional ways to follow their favorite sport," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Added Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam: "We're making a commitment to fans for Verizon's family of media properties to become the mobile destination for live sports."