Posted Wed Jun 3, 2015 at 03:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The NFL and Yahoo are teaming up to live stream an upcoming football game.
Yahoo and the NFL have announced an exclusive partnership to deliver the first global live stream of a regular season NFL game. The stream will occur on October 25 and will feature the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars as they go head to head in London.
"The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation. Through this partnership with Yahoo—one of the world's most recognizable digital brands—we are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape," said Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League.
The live stream will be available globally for free on a variety of Yahoo digital properties, including Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Screen and Tumblr. Likewise, the Yahoo stream will be supported by several devices, including select tablets, smartphones, connected TVs, and set-top boxes. "We're thrilled that the NFL has chosen Yahoo for this historic opportunity," said Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo. "It marks a significant change in the way users can access this amazing content. The NFL and Yahoo have both long engaged football fans around the world. Our partnership provides the ultimate football experience—with digital availability, designed for the modern fan."
In addition to the live global stream, the game will also be available to watch on TV in the Buffalo (WIVB-TV) and Jacksonville (WTEV-TV) markets at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 25.
Source: Business Wire
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