The NFL announced today that, in partnership with Yahoo!, it will give fans the first ever global live stream of a game for free. The game will be across a number of devices. The NFL made the announcement via a press release.
The game selected for this venture was none other than the London tilt between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars on October 25, during Week 7 of the upcoming NFL season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell elaborated further on the partnership via the aforementioned release.
“The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation. Through this partnership with Yahoo – one of the world’s most recognizable digital brands – we are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape,” said Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League.
Simply put, this is a great decision and idea. Think of all the Bills and Jaguars fans that may not get to watch their teams on a regular basis, or can’t get to a TV to watch the game for whatever reason.
This will allow them to enjoy the game on their computers, tablets, or whatever their preferred means of technology may be.
No matter how you look at it, incredible and innovative move on the NFL’s part!
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