National Football League and Facebook Announce Worldwide Programming Partnership
Full game recaps from each and every NFL game to be distributed to people on Facebook around the world
Collaboration includes uniquely packaged content from NFL Films for Facebook's Watch platform
SEPT. 26, 2017: NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO – The National Football League and Facebook today announced a multiyear deal to deliver official NFL video and other types of content to fans around the world.
The NFL will publish NFL Game Recaps and official highlights from all 256 regular season games as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl that will be available to people globally on Facebook.
In addition, NFL Media, the League's owned and operated media division, will distribute uniquely packaged content from its award-winning production arm, NFL Films, on Facebook's Watch platform. NFL Turning Point, Sound FX and NFL Game Recaps will be posted each week during the NFL season and available to people in the U.S. on Watch.
People around the world will also be able to tune in by following the NFL Turning Point, Sound FX and NFL Game Recaps Show Pages and can watch highlights from around the League on Facebook by following the NFL or any of its 32 Clubs.
"We have millions of fans on Facebook, and they continue to demonstrate an incredible appetite for NFL content," said Hans Schroeder, Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media. "We're excited to bring a compelling set of highlights and shows from the NFL and our Clubs to our fans on Facebook."
"We're excited for Watch to become a destination for NFL fans to catch up on the latest on-field action and connect with one another," said Dan Reed, Facebook's Head of Global Sports Partnerships. "These full game recaps and shows will deliver comprehensive coverage while enabling the active NFL fan communities on Facebook to watch and debate the top storylines from each week."
Descriptions of NFL Turning Point and Sound FX which will be available to people around the world on their Show Pages on Facebook and to people in the U.S. on the Watch platform:
NFL Turning Point
NFL Turning Point documents the drama, excitement, and strategy leading up to, during, and after the turning points of some of the biggest games in the NFL each week. Each episode on Watch will include a breakdown of how plays are developed, player and coach comments that provide context, and unique perspectives for each featured game.
Using NFL Films audio wires placed on NFL players each week, Sound FX provides fans an inside and intimate look and sound of the top players in the game. Fans get to see players who are mic'd up in each episode on Watch when they are inside the huddle, performing on the field, and all the strategy and discussion from the sidelines.
About NFL Media
NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices, and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps, and training camps.
For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on smartphones through NFL Mobile from Verizon, as well as other digital platforms such as TuneIn.com and through Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile, Watch NFL Network, and NFL on Windows 10 apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One (NFL on Xbox app), and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.
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