While there are continuously new ways for sports fans to consume their live sporting events, don’t expect to see streaming giant Netflix get into the mix anytime soon.
Because Netflix has built it’s library of on-demand content, they reportedly have zero interest in spending the money to bid on live broadcasting rights for college football games.
It doesn’t appear that Netflix’s stance on the matter will not change anytime soon either.
“I will never say never, but I would say that where we sit today, I don’t think the on-demand to sports is enough of an addition to the value proposition to chase,” Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos explained, via re/code.
“I think the leagues have tremendous leverage in those deals, so it’s not like we’re going to get in and de-leverage the leagues. We’re going to go in and overpay like everyone else does, so it doesn’t get me that excited. Not to say that it wouldn’t someday, down the road, make sense.”
Maybe one day we can bring live sporting events to the platform, but in the meantime we will just have to settle with WatchESPN, NBC Sports Live Extra and FOX Sports 2 Go.
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