NFL to launch new streaming service, NFL+

The National Football League is officially launching its own streaming service for the first time, named NFL+.

The new service will be priced starting at $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year and will include all out of market preseason games.

It will also include access to mobile devices to live local and primetime regular season and postseason games.

NFL executive vice president and chief operating officer Hans Schroeder said that NFL+ won’t initially include exclusive regular season games, but it could eventually depending how viewership habits evolve in the years to come.

“It’s another option we’ll consider with all of our other options,” Schroeder said.

“We are really excited about where NFL+ can go. As quickly as media and the sports distribution business continues to change and evolve, there are lots of different factors.”

The league is currently in the process of renewing it’s NFL Sunday Ticket package with another streaming partner, with DirecTV out of bidding for the rights after the current contract runs out after this upcoming season.

DirecTV has owned Sunday Ticket rights since 1994, but the NFL could renew with another partner like Amazon or Apple TV in the near future.

NFL+ also has a premium service for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

This premium subscription includes full and condensed game replays along with access to “All-22” film, a bird’s-eye view of the game that coaches use to see how all 22 players move in a given play.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement:

“We look forward to continuing to grow NFL+ and deepening our relationship with fans across all ages and demographics, providing them access to a tremendous amount of NFL content, including the most valuable content in the media industry: live NFL games.”

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