Verizon has struck yet another content distribution deal, partnering with DirecTV to stream live NFL games online.
Starting in December, games will be streamed over Verizon's Fios high-speed internet service and made available to customers of DirecTV who signed up for Verizon's web service under their joint marketing arrangement, Reuters reports. The first game to be shown to consumers is the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns game on December 7.
The league also plans to offer the Web service, which includes audio from players and coaches as well as new camera angles on the game, to other cable operators that also carry its television network, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
The announcement of the NFL partnership marks the third major content distribution deal for Verizon this week; it earlier announce partnerships with YouTube and Revver.