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NFL, OverTier Expand Streaming To 181 Countries As Endeavor Heads To Sidelines

Regular-season viewership via the streaming service rose 46% in 2018 compared with 2017, with average minutes per viewer increasing by 20% to 62 hours. Live Super Bowl viewership was up 33% year-on-year and playoff viewership up 30%. Mobile viewership increased by 26% year-on-year, while the total number of devices subscribers used to watch GPE increased by 33%… – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFhPGt

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CBS expands Super Bowl streaming access

Meanwhile, the entire 2018 NFL ON CBS schedule will be streamed live on all CBS All Access platforms, online at CBS.com and on various connected devices including Roku Players, Apple TV and Chromecast. CBS All Access subscribers will receive the NFL ON CBS games that are broadcast in their local market. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2PIXz2Z

Fan-controlled football league to use blockchain; Amazon inks more streaming rights; and more sports tech news

The FCFL will feature eight indoor football teams playing one hour-long games in a production studio on a 50-yard field. Games will air on Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming platform whose video overlay technology will allow fans to call plays in real-time. The league is also using helmet cameras, embedded chips in balls, drones, and other tech. – Taylor Soper, GeekWire https://ift.tt/2HTmNsT

All you need to know for watching Super Bowl 52

All eyes are on Minneapolis this week heading into Super Bowl 52. On Sunday, the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of Super Bowl 39. There are plenty of options for viewers to catch the game live when things kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Live streams can be found at NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports (iOS | Android), and FuboTV. – Jon Benne, SB Nation http://ift.tt/2DW93uN

Facebook Decides Against Thursday Night Football Bid

[Facebook] hasn’t shied away from expensive sports rights, and its lack of interest in the NFL Thursday package doesn’t indicate that it’s backing off, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The company has streamed live Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, college football and European soccer games in the past two years. It offered $600 million for the rights to an Indian cricket league, losing out to Fox, and has been boosting its budget for content, including live sports and original shows. – Scott Soshnick / Eben Novy-Williams, Bloomberg Technology http://ift.tt/2rqJgJ5

Cord-cutters are about to get cable’s last big exclusive

[A]ccording to a new report from Multichannel News, the NFL is soliciting new proposals for the Thursday Night Football package, and it’s seriously considering selling to a streaming company. That would mark the first time a streaming company has bought a major sports broadcast package out from under the cable companies, and perhaps the beginning of the end for cable sports exclusives. – Chris Mills, BGR http://ift.tt/2pDP0yv
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