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Verizon to stream every 2014 NFL game over a handset

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Verizon to stream every 2014 NFL game over a handset
Screenshots from NFL Mobile for Android
Screenshots from NFL Mobile for Android
It's a touchdown for NFL fans! Verizon has just inked a deal with the NFL that covers all regular season and play-off games for 2014. Under the terms of the deal, all regular season and playoff games will be streamed over certain mobile phone platforms. Verizon's current NFL Mobile app streams NBC's Sunday Night Football package, ESPN's Monday Night Football and NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. It also shows the quick paced live coverage of Red Zone which brings you live action from any game around the league when one of the teams is in the Red Zone (at or inside the opponent's 20 yard line).

The new deal will now allow Verizon to stream NFL games broadcast over Fox and CBS including playoff games and the Super Bowl. Verizon first took over NFL Mobile coverage from Sprint in 2010. And while the new contract doesn't take effect until the 2014 season, Verizon will update the NFL Mobile app prior to the start of the 2013 season to enhance and improve streaming video, add more news and stats, and to add on-demand video analysis of upcoming games from NFL Network and NFL Films. Verizon offers NFL Mobile on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Perhaps BlackBerry users are working too hard on their 'Berry to enjoy the NFL.

Verizon's deal has it paying $1 billion to the NFL over four years with $210 million due in year one. The carrier will also work to improve wireless connectivity at all 31 NFL stadiums.

source: FierceMobile

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