YouTube TV Has Won The Rights To Broadcast The Majority Of NFL Games From Next Season: According to an announcement made on Thursday, the video platform YouTube has been awarded the right to broadcast the majority of NFL football games in the United States in 2019.
This is a significant victory for the Google subsidiary and highlights the increasingly important role that streaming plays in sports.
According to reports from US media outlets, Google would pay approximately $2 billion per year over the course of seven years for the right to broadcast Sunday games on its subscription YouTube TV service, which is only available in the United States.
YouTube TV subscribers, who currently pay $64.99 (approximately Rs. 5,500) per month for a viewing package, will be required to pay an additional fee to view the games, the amount of which has not been determined. Alternatively, subscribers will be able to view the games on an a-la-carte basis through the YouTube Primetime Channels platform.
They will be unable to attend games involving their hometown teams because those contests fall under the purview of a separate contract.
In addition to this, YouTube TV will not have exclusive rights; rather, Fox and CBS will continue to share some broadcasting rights within the United States with YouTube TV.
Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League, expressed his satisfaction with the development and stated that it marked the beginning of a “new era of how fans across the United States watch and follow the NFL.”
Over the course of several years, the National Football League has steadily expanded its presence on YouTube by uploading videos that provide highlights and recaps of games.
Because of this, the league has been able to attract a younger audience, the kind of audience that prefers to watch concise films with a lot of action to broadcasts of full matches, which might continue for three hours or longer.
According to the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, “this relationship is just another example of us looking towards the future and cultivating the next generation of NFL fans.”
NFL Has 10 Million Subscribers On Youtube Channel
The National Football League (NFL) has more than 10 million subscribers on its official channel on YouTube. These subscribers frequently watch short videos that highlight important moments from one of the most dominant sports leagues in the world.
The National Football League (NFL) intends to maximize the benefits of the new partnership by contributing additional official videos to YouTube and inviting YouTube content producers to its games.
According to multiple US media outlets, the rights that are currently being acquired by YouTube TV were once owned by the satellite operator DirecTV, which reportedly paid the NFL approximately $1.5 billion annually.
YouTube TV now has more than five million subscribers, and the company is hoping that the new partnership would assist it in significantly expanding its audience.