Verizon scores Touchdown with NFL Mobile
With the cheerleaders chanting, "GO Big Red, GO Big Red," Verizon Wireless has scored a Touchdown by signing a deal with NFL Mobile. The service will debut with the draft next month which will include live, streaming video of the event with on-demand analysis from NFL Network. Once the 2010-11 season kicks off (pun intended), Verizon customers will receive RedZone, a service that alerts you when specific teams have moved inside the opponents 20 yard line (the "Red Zone"), and streaming broadcasts of the Sunday night and Thursday night game. Each NFL contest will be offered via streaming audio with your choice of picking the home or away team's play-by-play announcer. Also available will be on-demand video highlights, stats, analysis and fantasy football information. It certainly seems that Verizon has completed the bomb vs. Sprints' NFL package and spiked the ball in the pin-dropping network's face. With the draft coming up April 22-24, we should see how much demand there will be for this service. As we reported, Major League Baseball has had a huge hit with its At Bat app and the NFL should be taking in the big bucks as well. Pricing has not yet been disclosed, which gives us the opportunity to ask, how much would you pay for Verizon's NFL service?