We all love Netflix for the content it provides. Whether it is the gritty originals or old classics Netflix has it all. But one thing that has been rather missing from the streaming platform has been sports. Not that we mean sports documentaries or films, they have plenty of those. But we mean live sports coverage.
Wouldnt it be great to stream sports from your Netflix account rather than paying extra for a channel you don’t watch the rest of the time? Well looks like our wish is going to become true after all.
Netflix to sign a deal NFL
According to people familiar with what happened at last week’s annual owners’ meetings, the NFL is in negotiations with media businesses about selling shares in NFL Films, The Athletic reported this week. Netflix was apparently the most noteworthy corporation cited.
While Netflix has not indicated that it will offer live sports in the near future. It has a lot of sports content in the inform of sports documentaries and reality shows. This includes films like The Last Dance, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, and the PGA Tour’s forthcoming reality show.
“If you think about NFL Films … it’s a robust library with documentary power… You could see ‘Hard Knocks’ and all of those things being sold similar to Formula One or PGA right on a Netflix service,” reported by The Athletic.
There are no live games or a lot of sports programming on Netflix right now. Such a move would give the streaming service a place in the streaming world’s sports arena.
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According to The Athletic, the NFL has also met with Amazon, Apple, ESPN, Paramount, Peacock, Roku, Fubu, and DAZN about the NFL Media process. Live sports and the perks that come with them are familiar to all of these media firms.
A portion of NFL Films might be sold separately from its long-marketed minority investment in NFL Media as a consequence of the process. In addition, the NFL is rumored to be looking for a content distribution partner.
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