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NFL expands OverTier partnership to 181 countries

The NFL and OverTier have announced an expansion to their partnership for the latter to operate NFL Game Pass. Bruin-owned OverTier has held the rights to operate NFL Game Pass, the sports league’s premium subscription OTT service, in Europe since 2017 but this new agreement expands its reach into 181 countries and territories worldwide.  These […]

New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]

Pluto TV launches classic NFL channel

ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV has announced a partnership with the National Football League (NFL) to launch a new channel.  The NFL Channel is designed to celebrate “the NFL’s iconic and classic moments spanning over a decade of past seasons” and launches to complement the NFL’s 100th season.  More specifically, the ad-supported channel will be a curated […]

DAZN considers NFL bid

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is considering a bid for NFL broadcast rights, the company’s CEO has revealed. Speaking to Bloomberg, CEO Len Blavatnik said: “We’re definitely interested in looking at the NFL rights. Our strategy is to be a major player in sports rights via OTT, and the US and Canada have the highest penetration […]

NFL agrees global highlights deal with Facebook

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed a multiyear, worldwide deal to post match highlights on Facebook. The NFL will make official highlights from all 256 regular season games, as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl, available to people globally on the social network. Facebook users will be able to tune in by following the […]

Report: Amazon agrees NFL streaming deal

Amazon has reportedly reached a deal to stream Thursday night American football during the forthcoming 2017/18 NFL season. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times both reported that Amazon had agreed to pay around US$50 million for the 10 Thursday night games – roughly five times the amount Twitter agreed to pay for the […]

OpenTV files suit against NFL

Kudelski Group’s OpenTV unit has filed a patent infringement suit against the US National Football League’s NFL Enterprises in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit alleges that NFL infringed seven US patents owned by OpenTV and identifies the infringing products and services as NFL’s streaming, interactive video content experience […]

Amazon ‘exploring’ live sports offering

Amazon is weighing up plans to break into the world of live sports streaming, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, citing unnamed sources, the e-retailer has been in talks with US sports organisations including the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Football League for rights […]

Twitter streams US NFL football

Twitter yesterday streamed US NFL football for the first time, making live video coverage of the Thursday Night Football game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills available without authentication to the social media platform’s 800 million users worldwide. Under the terms of the deal between the pair, the NFL will stream a […]

Twitter video-streaming app launches on Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox One

Twitter has launched a new app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One devices, which will feature all the live-streaming video that is available on the social network. Twitter said that app is designed to let anyone experience “the best of Twitter”, with premium video and user-generated Periscope feeds to be available alongside […]