As the world continues to distance itself from conventional cable and more over to streaming service, it should come by no surprise that the NFL is considering launching its own platform. At a league meeting over the weekend, the NFL owners were shown a potential streaming project called NFL+.
The NFL+ platform would include games and podcast. This platform might get approved the next time the league owners meet. The streaming service could become a leverage tool for the NFL in future media rights negotiations. Last May, the NFL entered into a deal with tech giant, Amazon. The deal is for 11-years and would start this upcoming season.
Amazon would use its Prime Video platform to showcase 15 Thursday night football games in 2022. Also in 2021, The NFL and Verizon extended its contract, but in 2018 the exclusive rights to livestream NFL games to any mobile device was lost.