THE National Football League is reportedly developing its own mobile streaming service.
Streaming giants like Netflix, Apple TV and Disney Plus could soon be joined by the NFL, which is currently working on its own streaming app, The Atheltic reported Monday.
The service, tentatively called NFL Plus, would include games, radio, podcasts and team content, according to NFL officials.
The project was announced to teams Sunday at the annual three-day NFL League meetings in Palm Beach, Fla.
In their presentation, NFL officials showed slides with the logo for “NFL+” along with a hypothetical $5 per month subscription fee.
Before the service can come to fruition, it must first pass an owner vote at the next meeting in May, according to a team president.
The proposed app would likely replace NFL Mobile, which used to be the league’s premier method of bringing in-market games to mobile devices.
Previously, the NFL had partnered with Verizon and Yahoo to show some live games.
However, the deal with Yahoo ended last year and 2017 for Verizon.
Rumors have been circulating for some time that Apple would get the exclusive rights to NFL games in a single multi-billion dollar deal.
But now some experts believe that Amazon and Disney have also expressed an interest in the exclusive football content.
If the US gets an NFL streaming service, it would join international markets that already have their own streaming service called NFL Game Pass.
Game Pass offers live games and replays, as well as NFL Network and NFL Films content.
It’s not clear if and when the NFL Plus service might launch.
However, the NFL is likely to officially announce its streaming plans before the 2022 season begins in September, The Athletic noted.
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