NFL launches its NFL+ streaming service
The NFL announced on Monday a new streaming service called NFL+ that represents a dipping of its big media toe into the streaming waters. It is difficult to say exactly where this will lead in the coming years and decades, but for now its scope is relatively modest.
Its basic tier, which costs $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year, offers live local and primetime games on mobile or tablet devices, live out-of-market preseason games, live game audio for every game and a library of on-demand programming.
The premium tier, for $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year, adds full game replays, condensed game replays and coaches film, known as the “all 22” view.
“Today marks an important day in the history of the National Football League with the launch of NFL+,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a new release. “The passionate and dedicated football fans are the lifeblood of the NFL, and being able to reach and interact with them across multiple platforms is incredibly important to us. We look forward to continuing to grow NFL+ and deepening our relationship with fans across all ages and demographics, providing them access to a tremendous amount of NFL content, including the most valuable content in the media industry: live NFL games.”