Verizon to Offer More NFL Games on Phones
Verizon Wireless has expanded its content deal with the National Football League to include the rights to air more games. Verizon and the NFL already stream games to Verizon smartphones on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings. Under the terms of the new agreement, games that are played Sunday afternoons will also be available over the air. Specifically, Verizon customers will be able to watch games that are offered in their home market on Sundays. The deal includes the playoffs and the Super Bowl. The NFL app requires a $5 monthly subscription fee and works on smartphones, but not tablets. According to the Wall Street Journal the NFL and Verizon are developing an app that will be available to smartphones on other carriers, but Verizon is reserving premium features, including expanded highlights and statistics, for subscribers on its own network. Verizon will pay the NFL $1 billion over four years for the rights to air football games.
New Minnesota Stadium Bringing Most Advanced Experience to Vikings Fans' Phones
US Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, will host some of the most advanced and phone-centric technology ever deployed in a sports venue. Bluetooth beacons throughout the building will communicate with the new Vikings app to provide precise indoor location info.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
T-Mobile Pitches Free MLB Content to Customers
T-Mobile today said baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones for free. T-Mobile has again partnered with MLB and is providing customers with access to a free year of MLB.TV Premium, which includes MLB.com At Bat Premium.
Instant Games on Facebook Messenger Begins Broad Roll Out
Facebook today said the Instant Games it announced last month are now available to Facebook Messenger users around the world. Instant Games on Facebook Messenger rely on AI-assisted bots that can play turn-by-turn games with single players, as well as help challenge others to games via Messenger.
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