Future. The NFL is in the early stages of developing its own streaming service. If it actually launches (something that’s still up in the air), the streamer may become — not just a hub for all football-related content— but also a community club and NFT marketplace… opening up several new revenue streams per viewer.
Why give your games to Hulu or Amazon Prime when you can keep them all for yourself?
- According to The Athletic, the NFL is developing its own streaming service.
- Other than games, the service would also include “games, radio, podcasts and team content.”
- It’s being positioned as a great choice for football fans who don’t have a cable subscription (or any of the major streamers, we’re assuming) and want to watch games on their mobile devices.
- But it’s not a done deal yet — the team owners will most likely have to vote on whether to move forward with the service during a meeting in May.
According to Engadget, Verizon had exclusive rights to mobile content from the NFL up until 2018. With that deal now expired, the NFL could leverage a better deal from Verizon or another mobile company with the inclusion of NFL+ or whatever it ends up calling it.
The NFL knows that true fans will happily switch carriers to keep accessing that content.