Thanks to network, cable, satellite, and streaming services there are literally thousands of choices when it comes to watching a program; whether it be news, sports, reality, or just a traditional television show.
The NFL and Broadway have just added to those choices with new streaming services of their own.
Launched earlier this week, the National Football League offers NFL+ which will offer out of market pre-season games, regular and pst season games, radio feeds, NFL network programs, and the NFL Films archive.
Chief media and business officer for the NFL Brian Rolapp said that the service will available for this upcoming season.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke on the new service saying, “we think this is a major step forward. It will evolve, build and get better as more and more content becomes available on this platform. The work that we’ve done either with other offerings or research has helped us sort of frame this in a way that we think would be very attractive and engage our fans.”
The executive vice president of NFL Media Hans Schroeder said, “we’ve had our toe in the water with ‘Game Pass,’ but this is our next step forward. We think this will be attractive for fans and sort of bring down the price point for fans on a monthly basis. There is an eye on future content down the road. We’re excited to see where this can go this year and beyond.”
This season, the Thursday night football games will be exclusive to Amazon Prime. DIRECTV is in the last year of their Sunday Ticket package that allows subscribers to view any game.
The standard NFL+ is being offered for $4.99 a month or $39.99 per year. There is also a premium package that includes condensed game replays and coaches film for $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year.
For the theatre aficionado, Broadway on Demand has joined forces with Triple-B Media to offer a Smart-TV channel filled with Broadway, Off-Broadway, and West End productions free of charge. The channel will also feature some original programming and some behind the scenes content.
Broadway On Demand CEO and President Sean Cercone spoke on the new channel saying, “we are extremely proud to provide Broadway On Demand free in over 20 million homes, expanding global access to Broadway and theatre content. Triple-B’s long-standing expertise in live-television and the FAST space is integral in helping us to make everyone in the world a theatre person.”
Broadway at Home is currently available on DistroTV, FreebieTV, and SelectTV; and are looking to further expand platforms and availability over the coming months.
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