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NFL Enters Media Streaming Market with "NFL +" Service | Entertainment

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The NFL is moving to offer its own media streaming platform.

The league announced on Monday that “NFL +” was released. The owner was briefed at a league meeting in May, and NFL Chief Media and Business Officer Brian Lorup confirmed in a column on Sports Illustrated last week that the season would begin.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that consumer services will allow fans and non-fans to understand and customize what they want about their content.

“I think this is a big step forward. As more content is available on this platform, it will evolve, build and improve. The work done in any of the other services or research is very attractive and engaging. Helped to assemble this in a way. “

The launch of NFL + is due to the exclusive launch of 15 games on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday night. The “Sunday Ticket” package for non-commercial Sunday games is currently expiring at the end of this season. Amazon, Apple and Google have emerged as potential candidates to take over DirecTV’s rights since 1994.

“NFL +” allows fans to watch off-market pre-season games on all devices. Local and national regular and postseason games on mobile devices. Team and national radio feeds and the NFL Network will be displayed on demand along with the NFL Films Archive. You can also include content created by your team. It will be accessible from the NFL app and website.

This is an upgrade to the “Game Pass” service available to US fans since 2015. The league began offering a package (appropriately called “Game Rewind”) in 2009 that allows fans to watch game replays online. In 2012, it began to gain support among fans and analysts when it added a coach movie that included two angles that could see all 22 players on the field.

The league also offers off-market pre-season games, either through another package or the previous season’s “Game Pass.”

The key to the package is the live regular season and playoff games. After the contract with the mobile operator expired at the end of last season, the league regained mobile rights.

NFL + is available for $ 4.99 per month or $ 39.99 per year. The premium package (includes full game replays and coach movies) is $ 9.99 per month or $ 79.99 per year. The “Game Pass” package was previously available for $ 100 a year. “NFL +” will be part of the fans buying season tickets for the team.

Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President of the NFL Media, said: “I think this is appealing to fans and I think it’s going to be like lowering fan prices on a monthly basis. There’s a lot of attention to future content. See where this can go this year and beyond. I’m looking forward to it. “

Goodell recently said the league has decided on a “Sunday ticket” and hopes to sell its stake in NFL Media’s real estate by the end of the year.


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