NFL Digital Media Upgrades Fan Engagement With Free Live Streaming, New Programming
NFL Digital Media announces a complete lineup of products, features, and series that not only ensure fans never miss a game wherever they are, but also provides a deeper connection to the conversations, players, and teams they love to follow.
For the first time, live local and most primetime games are available on phones and tablets across all wireless carriers at no charge through the NFL app, Yahoo Sports, and other Verizon-owned mobile properties. NFL Network exclusive games are available for OTT streaming on phones and require authentication on tablets and other devices. Fans can access live games on desktop and connected TV devices by logging in with their TV provider on NFL.com, the NFL app, or the applicable TV network or provider’s digital platform. NFL Sunday Ticket customers will also be able to stream through NFL and DirecTV apps and sites.
NFL RedZone and NFL Network are available across devices on an authenticated basis through the NFL app and NFL.com.
In addition to accessing live games, the redesigned NFL app includes an all-new Game Center that provides up-to-the-minute scoring, in-game highlights, statistical insights, and animated drive charts. On phones, fans can also access NFL Network live, as well as subscribe to NFL RedZone.
“From the redesigned NFL app to new live shows, our digital team is driven to develop products, platforms, and content franchises that keep a highly engaged NFL fan base connected to the game, teams, and players they love,” says David Jurenka, NFL Senior Vice President of Digital Media. “We’re excited to unveil more content across our digital and social channels that bring fans even closer to all the moments that make every NFL season special.”
Complementing the live game viewing experience is a host of digital-first programming that engages a social media-savvy NFL audience.
With more than 10 billion minutes of video watched across the NFL’s digital and social properties last year, the NFL Digital Media team has introduced new brands that will continue to deliver compelling content for fans:
- Now available on NFL.com, NFL app, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
NFL Throwback is a new cross-platform brand for historical content, connecting social audiences of today to the history of the game by celebrating classic moments, colorful characters, and incredible achievements. When following NFL Throwback on social, fans are treated to a blend of historical photos, archival footage, historical game broadcasts, and unique animations.
NFL Life – Kirk Cousins & Richard Sherman
- All episodes now available on: NFL.com, NFL app
NFL Life is a multi-platform docu-series offering an intimate look at some of the game’s brightest stars at different stages of their football careers. The first two installments of the new series focus on new Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and his journey to become the face of the franchise in Minnesota, as well as 49ers CB Richard Sherman, who is back on the field with a new team following an Achilles injury last season.
So far, episodes of NFL Life have accrued more than 6 million total views across all available platforms.
Below is a look at additional content available this season from NFL Digital Media:
NFL in :60
- Offering NFL news updates in the morning, evening and all the top stories during the day
- Now available on Alexa enabled devices with Google Assistant enabled devices coming soon
NFL in :60 is your official daily NFL news update on the top stories from around the league. From the latest headlines to the NFL storylines you need to know on your favorite team and playmakers. Multiple updates throughout the day keep you up to speed on all the latest, straight from the NFL Network News Desk.
RapSheet and Friends
- Produced by Westwood One, new episodes post every Wednesday
NFL Network National Insider Ian Rapoport provides exclusive information and in-depth analysis on the biggest news in the National Football League. Rapoport is joined by fellow NFL reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero to discuss the inside story on the most newsworthy topics of the week.
Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks
- Three new episodes each week, posting Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks break down the latest news and action around the league from a scout’s perspective, alongside NFL player personnel executives.
The Dave Dameshek Football Program
- Two new episodes each week, posting Tuesday and Thursday
- Special streaming video edition, sponsored by Old Navy, every Thursday at 6 pm ET on NFL.com
Dave Dameshek sets his gaze on the NFL landscape to analyze, celebrate and, when necessary, offer improvements to America’s true national pastime from a true fan’s perspective.
NFL Fantasy Live
- Two new episodes each week, posting Monday and Thursday
Michael Fabiano and Marcas Grant provide detailed fantasy football analysis, combining in-depth stats and film study to help you win your league and earn bragging rights over your friends, co-workers, and family.
Game Theory & Money
- New episodes each week, posting Thursday
NFL Media analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and Matt “Money” Smith focus on the most compelling matchups and unique statistical information while projecting how players and teams will perform based on advanced analytics.