Is NFL Launching Its Own Streaming Service?

  • The National Football League (NFL) will likely launch its streaming service, NFL+, as early as July, the Sports Business Journal reports
  • The platform will reportedly cost around $5 per month. 
  • It will feature live games on mobile phones and tablets and other possible content, including radio, podcasts, and various other team-created content, the TechCrunch reports.
  • NFL+ looks to function independently as a part of NFL Media, which will give the NFL new data on its users. 
  • However, NFL could fold the streaming product into a larger streaming package.
  • Previously, NFL distributed games to laptops and tablets for free via Yahoo Sports and various cell phone carriers. However, those deals have expired.
  • Amazon.com Inc AMZN and Apple Inc AAPL are likely players for the NFL Media stake and Sunday Ticket, which has been with DirecTV for many years. 
  • NFL reportedly had been looking for a partner that could distribute NFL Media or NFL Films content. 
  • Price Action: AMZN shares traded higher by 3.06% at $2,145.79 on the last check Wednesday.
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