NFL and Verizon
Announce Game-Changing Partnership to Distribute Unprecedented Mobile Access to
Live NFL Games
Verizon, an official
sponsor of the NFL, to distribute live games and content across its massive
mobile and digital media network
The National Football League and Verizon announced today a multi-year
partnership in which Verizon’s portfolio of premium digital and mobile media
properties, including Yahoo Sports, will stream in-market and national games,
including national pre-season, regular season, playoff games, and the Super
Bowl nationwide to sports fans – regardless of mobile network. The partnership
kicks off in January 2018 with streaming of the NFL playoffs on Yahoo and Yahoo
Sports, in addition to go90 and the NFL mobile app.
addition to the expanded availability of live games, the new agreement will
provide fans mobile access to NFL highlights, coverage of NFL throughout the
week and year, and a robust set of jointly-developed original content. With
Verizon and Oath’s lead in U.S. monthly mobile millennial reach and more than
200 million U.S. monthly unique mobile and digital views, NFL content will
reach a massive digital audience.
will continue to be an Official Sponsor of the NFL and offer unique experiences
for customers enrolled in the Verizon Up rewards program at key NFL events
including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, and the NFL Draft. The partnership also
involves work with individual NFL teams on Smart Stadium technology to help
improve stadium operations.
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. “The NFL is a great partner for us and we are
excited to take its premier content across a massive mobile scale so viewers
can enjoy live football and other original NFL content where and how they want
it. We believe that partnerships like this are a win for fans, but also for
partners and advertisers looking for a mobile-first experience.”
has been a key NFL partner, both in the distribution of games on NFL mobile and
as a sponsor, since 2010 and we’re thrilled to be both extending and expanding
our relationship with them,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Our expanded
partnership with Verizon is great for our fans. 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.”
watch the live mobile experience on Yahoo in January, download the Yahoo Sports
app on iOS and Google Play.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ),
headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 160,100 and
generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most
reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and
delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary
reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media
and technology brands.
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worldwide, who crave real-time personalized quality content and superior fan
experiences every day. Download the Yahoo Sports app on iOS and Google
Play for the mobile home of the NFL.