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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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SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Sweet Victory” Spikes in Streams After Super Bowl Halftime Cameo

On the day of the big game and the day following, “Sweet’s” on-demand streams (audio and video combined) surged by 566 percent in the U.S., as compared to the two previous days, according to Nielsen Music. The song’s streams jumped to 310,000 on Feb. 3 and Feb 4 (combined) versus just 46,000 on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. – Keith Caulfield, Billboard via The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2GxLNHm

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

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

NBC Will Stream ‘Sunday Night Football’ To Mobile Phones Starting In 2018

The top-rated weekly games already have been available to cable subscribers via authenticated apps for tablets and connected TVs, but streaming to phones became possible when Verizon recently re-upped with the NFL on a non-exclusive basis. In its announcement, NBCUniversal noted that the ad-supported telecasts would gain expanded reach by passing through Verizon’s network and the NFL’s mobile platforms, as established by the telco’s deal with the league. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/Q6XvSY
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