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NFL goes FTA in UK on Channel 5

The National Football League (NFL) has announced a new three-year partnership in the UK with ViacomCBS Networks International. This new deal will see the NFL return to free-to-air TV in the country, with terrestrial network Channel 5 broadcasting live Monday Night Football, along with a Sunday morning magazine programme entitled NFL End Zone. The deal […]

Sky Sports to launch NFL channel in five year broadcast deal

Sky Sports has signed a five year renewal to its broadcast deal with the NFL and will launch a channel dedicated to the US sport. Launching on September 3, Sky Sports NFL marks the first time that the American football league will partner with an international broadcaster to launch a channel dedicated to the sport. […]

Pluto TV and NFL announce expanded deal

ViacomCBS’s AVOD Pluto TV has announced a new multi-year deal with the NFL to expand the American Football league’s content on the streamer. The parties initially signed a deal last August which saw the launch of The NFL Channel which broadcast a curated feed of library content with highlights and full replays of classic games […]

Majority of Americans would opt for NFL pause rather than closed doors play

The majority of Americans would rather the NFL season not begin in September than be played behind closed doors. A new study by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University has found that 70% of Americans do not want the league to start should current social distancing measures remain in place through to […]

Sports bodies call on US to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy priority list

FIFA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UEFA and a range of US sports bodies have called on the US government to keep Saudi Arabia on its priority watchlist on the eve of a review into the Kingdom’s piracy activities.  The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office is currently holding public hearings in its annual review […]

Google receives DMCA takedown request for NFL VPN streaming guides

A DMCA takedown notice has been sent to Google on behalf of the NFL, requesting the removal of sixteen URLs that “promote the use of their software to illegally stream NFL games.” As first spotted by TorrentFreak, the DMCA request was sent by British IT reseller NetResult on behalf of the NFL and cites 16 […]

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 […]

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