THE NFL RETURNS TO YAHOO.COM
Week 3 in the NFL notably has its first streaming game of the season. You may recall a couple of years ago that Yahoo.com hosted an exclusive broadcast of a game from London. Well, they’re at it again with a 9:30am ET/6:30am PT game this Sunday. This time Baltimore takes on Jacksonville at Wembley Stadium for a projected crowd of over 90,000. The game is free to access on Yahoo.com, and all you need is a computer capable of streaming.
But this isn’t the end because Amazon has also inked a deal with the NFL with their first streaming broadcast coming on Thursday, September 28th when Chicago visits Green Bay. The games will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime video members and will also be broadcast on the NFL Network. The streaming service will host 10 other games this season as result of their contract. This is definitely the future of Sports on TV. Buying only what you need for TV broadcasts via streaming will ultimately ensure you aren’t purchasing content you’ll never use and will give you wider access to content that is relevant to your guests.
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The same streaming content changes are being felt on the NCAA Football schedule as well. With providers like Stadium and SidearmSports bringing exclusively streamed games and the conference networks doing the same, it’s not just ESPN3 that is leading the way. The time is finally here when an operator will be able to buy the programming content that exactly fits their guest profile and do so on-demand.
It’s going to be another great week of football with some classic NFL matchups classic like Pittsburgh visiting Chicago and the NY Giants going to Philly. While the NCAA has a little lighter week, there’s no shortage of good games on the schedule. From (16)TCU heading to (6)Oklahoma St to (17)Mississippi St marching into (11)Georgia, the conference schedules are already delivering great games for guests. Have a great week and as always let us know if you need any support.