Verizon Lands Rights to NFL Week 4 Jaguars-Ravens Matchup
The game from London will be distributed globally via the digital platforms AOL, go90, and Complex
According to numerous reports, the NFL has struck a deal with Verizon to live stream the Week 3 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars that will take place in London on Sept. 24. The game will be distributed exclusively to digital audiences* on Verizon’s AOL platform, its go90 mobile video service, and Complex, a a lifestyle site that Verizon co-owns with Hearst Corp.
The NFL released this official statement further outlining the details:
“Verizon will be the NFL’s exclusive digital partner to deliver the live stream of the Week 3 International Series game in London to a global audience. The Baltimore Ravens – Jacksonville Jaguars game on September 24 from Wembley Stadium will be streamed live across Verizon’s portfolio of platforms including AOL, Fios, go90 and Complex. The game will also be made available on the NFL Mobile app (NFL.com/mobile) to Verizon Wireless customers, and the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10. TV access will be offered through an over-the-air broadcast in the Baltimore and Jacksonville local markets, as well as on Sky Sports in the U.K.”
This deal is reminiscent of the one the NFL did with Yahoo in 2015 for the London game between the Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills. That game cost Yahoo $15 million with the internet company reporting an average audience of 2.36 million.
The Verizon pact comes on the heels of last month’s big agreement with Amazon, who will live stream 10 of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games this season by inking a reportedly $50 million, 1-year deal. Amazon supplanted Twitter as the league’s TNF streaming partner.