Friday, September 8, 2006
Yahoo!, NFL Partner On Web Broadcast Deal
Yahoo's Santa Monica-based media unit is in a new deal with the National Football League, saying that it will broadcast live NFL football games via Yahoo's sports site, for users outside of North America. The new online subscription service, which will cost $259.99 for the 17-week NFL season, or $24.99 per week, will allow users to watch every NFL game live. The NFL Game Pass service will stream video at up to 700 kbps, and is available to fans in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa only. The new service will be powered by Yahoo! Sports and promoted internationally. The deal is the first for the NFL.