Verizon to Make NFL Content More Widely Available on Phones
Verizon and the NFL today said they've agreed to a new multi-year deal that will see NFL content reach more people on mobile devices. Verizon says it will stream national and local football games across several of its media properties to fans on any mobile network. Via the Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, go90, and NFL mobile apps, people will be able to watch pre-season, regular season, playoff games, and the Super Bowl from their smartphone. The partnership kicks off in January with this season's playoffs. Beyond weekly games, Verizon will give fans access to NFL highlight reels, news, and other content throughout the year, such as the NFL Draft. Last, Verizon said it intends to work with NFL teams to deploy smart stadium technology in their stadiums for better on-site mobile experiences. The new live mobile NFL experience will first be available from the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android in January. The partnership is valued at more than $1.5 billion.
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.
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.
Facebook Sports Stadium Takes the Starting Line
Facebook today announced Sports Stadium, a hub dedicated to sports and the communities that support and discuss them. Sports Stadium is a single place that accumulates all content on Facebook related to sports.
Verizon Going After College Sports Fans
Verizon Communications, the parent company of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to launch a mobile video service later this year that will focus on college sports. The company is specifically targeting millennials with the offering, who it says prefer to consume video content on mobile devices rather than televisions or PCs.
Verizon's go90 Video App Wins Exclusive NBA Content
Verizon today struck a major deal with the National Basketball Association that will give Verizon customers access to premium NBA video content. Specifically, Verizon's go90 mobile video service will offer daily highlights, original content, and out-of-market games via the NBA League Pass.