The National Football League will launch a digital streaming network called NFL Now this summer, ahead of the 2014 NFL season.
The network will include game highlights and videos sourced from the NFL's 32 teams, NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Films, in addition to a vault of NFL videos. Live team press conferences will be available, as well. There will also be a paid subscription service that will provide premium content, though details and pricing have yet to be determined.
The new network will mix game highlights, live streams of press conferences, originally produced content from the league and its 32 teams, and content already being produced for the NFL cable network and NFL.com. Users will be able to tailor the stream of content to their interests, following their favorite teams and players. The league claims that no two fans will have the exact same NFL Now channel.
The service will be available on U.S. mobile devices for Verizon Wireless customers because of that company's partnership with the NFL, including the iPhone and iPad, while international customers will get the service free around the world. It is also a possible candidate for the Apple TV, which as seen a number of new content channels in recent months.
More details on the channel will be released later this year.
The NFL's existing iOS app includes scores, team alerts, NFL.com fantasy football and more, with Verizon customers able to upgrade to premium features including streaming the NFL RedZone channel and all NFL games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday Nights. [Direct Link]