Verizon pays more than $20 million to stream a single NFL game
Verizon is paying big money to stream a single NFL game this season.
The telecom spent $21 million for the rights to stream a week-three match-up in London between the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
The game will be aired across several of Verizon’s media properties, including AOL, its mobile video platform go90, and the online men’s culture magazine Complex, which the carrier owns along with Hearst.
Yahoo may also carry the game if its sale to Verizon closes in time for the September date.
Aside from that stream, the game will only be available to local television audiences in Baltimore and Jacksonville.
While Verizon already pays the NFL to stream games to mobile devices, that deal is limited to prime-time and local-market games and doesn’t extend outside the country.
The deal comes after Amazon beat out other tech heavyweights to land a package of coveted streaming rights for Thursday night games. That deal is reportedly worth $50 million.
Unlike Verizon’s deal, however, those games will also be broadcast on national television.