Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
nfl sunday night football

American football fans will soon be able to turn to Facebook for their fix. The social network has signed a deal with the NFL to show video highlights from all games as well as content from NFL Films globally.

NFL Films is the league's production arm. It will provide its TV shows 'NFL Turning Point', 'Sound FX' and 'NFL Game Recaps' via Facebook's Show Pages. In the US, they will be available via Facebook Watch, the social network's new video service that's yet to launch in the UK.

For the uninitiated, 'NFL Turning Point' captures the drama leading up to and during the biggest games of the week. 'Sound FX' lets you listen to players who are kitted out with microphones during the games.

However, the deal doesn't include any live content. That honour goes to Amazon, who will start livestreaming NFL games tonight on Amazon Prime Video in the US.

"We have millions of fans on Facebook, and they continue to demonstrate an incredible appetite for NFL content," said Hans Schroeder, chief operating officer of NFL Media. "We're excited to bring a compelling set of highlights and shows from the NFL and our Clubs to fans on Facebook."

The NFL isn't the first league to partner with Facebook Watch. Major League Baseball already streams a blackout-free game every Friday night, and the WNBA airs its 'All-Access' show on the platform.

Facebook, Twitter and Amazon are increasingly targeting sports as a way to boost user numbers. The first two are even said to be eyeing a bid for the next World Cup rights.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

  • Dave Beck 10 months ago EU portability streaming law:... Netflix already provide a service if the country has a Netflix service. My UK Netflix account works for US...
  • Robert KołOdziej 10 months ago EU portability streaming law:... Netflix, for example, detects and blocks VPN. Tried it and failed just before Easter when we were abroad....
  • Vorteilspack 10 months ago Is Netflix making its own news... Oh no! Whoever told Netflix to do that did a good job sucking up money for something the world doesn't...

Search news