The NFL simply introduced a brand new cope with Peacock that offers the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service nationwide broadcast rights to at least one wild card playoff recreation subsequent season. Described because the “first-ever unique dwell streamed NFL Playoff recreation,” it’s going to function two groups going through off in primetime on January thirteenth, 2024. The association was first reported by The Wall Avenue Journal, which cites sources saying the deal for this one recreation is price round $110 million.
After all, we don’t know which two groups will likely be taking part in, however for followers with out Peacock, choices for watching could depend upon the place you reside. Together with an everyday season recreation (Payments vs. Chargers on December twenty third, or as chances are you’ll understand it, the Burn It All recreation) that may even be a Peacock unique, the sport will likely be broadcast in these groups’ native markets on an NBC affiliate and on NFL Plus, the league’s subscription streaming platform made for telephones and tablets however not TVs.
The Peacock unique Wild Card recreation and common season recreation will likely be broadcast on NBC stations within the two competing staff cities, and accessible on cell gadgets with NFL+. The NFL is the one sports activities league that presents all regular-season and postseason video games on free, over-the-air tv in native markets.
In response to the WSJ, when the league struck new broadcasting offers in 2021, it reserved the rights to at least one playoff recreation per season, and this NBCUniversal deal is just for the 2023 postseason. NFL Media exec Hans Schroeder instructed the outlet it’s “seemingly” that in future years, the sport will proceed to be streaming solely, which may entice bids to place it on platforms together with Peacock once more, Viacom-owned Paramount Plus, Disney’s ESPN Plus streaming, or Fox’s Tubi.
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