Netflix Will get Streaming Rights to Christmas Day NFL Video games

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Netflix has made one other main transfer to turn out to be a vacation spot for streaming stay sports activities as the corporate has introduced will probably be the house for the NFL’s Christmas Day video games in a brand new three-year deal.

The streaming platform will broadcast two video games on December 25, 2024 — Kansas Metropolis Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans. Netflix may even stream not less than one sport on December 25, 2025, and December 25, 2206.

“Final yr, we determined to take a giant guess on stay — tapping into huge fandoms throughout comedy, actuality TV, sports activities, and extra,” Netflix Chief Content material Officer, Bela Bajaria mentioned in a firm launch. “There aren’t any stay annual occasions, sports activities or in any other case, that examine with the audiences NFL soccer attracts. We’re so excited that the NFL’s Christmas Day video games shall be solely on Netflix.”

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The NFL is ready to launch the remainder of its full common season 2024 schedule at 8 p.m. EST tonight.

It has not but been reported how a lot the deal is price. Neither Netflix nor the NFL has commented.

This information comes at an important time for Netflix, because the streaming platform tries to make the soar into stay programming and sports activities.

In July, Netflix will have the unique streaming rights to the boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson, which subscribers can watch at no extra value.

Netflix additionally purchased the streaming rights to WWE Uncooked, which is able to start in 2025, a deal valued at an estimated $500 million for a 10-year contract.

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The platform has additionally begun providing a slew of well-liked unique NFL programming, together with the “Quarterback” documentary sequence and “Receiver,” which shall be launched this summer time and present the lives of 5 celebrity NFL receivers throughout their 2023 seasons.

“We could not be extra excited to be the primary skilled sports activities league to companion with Netflix to carry stay video games to followers around the globe,” Hans Schroeder, NFL Govt Vice President of Media Distribution mentioned in a launch.

Netflix was up over 83% in a one-year interval as of Wednesday afternoon.