CBS the latest to sign mobile streaming deal with NFL

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The expanded deal comes after CBS first signed a streaming deal for the NFL on All Access in 2016. (Josh Hallett/Flickr)

CBS became the latest NFL broadcast partner to sign an expanded streaming deal that offers live NFL games on mobile devices.

CBS’s new deal runs through 2022 and livestreams the entire 2018 NFL on CBS schedule, including Super Bowl LIII, on all CBS All Access platforms, including on mobile phones and tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, online at CBS.com, and on connected devices including Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung smart TVs and Amazon Channels.

CBS All Access subscribers will receive the NFL ON CBS games that are broadcast in their local market. In addition, NFL on CBS authenticated streaming rights will extend to mobile for its cable, satellite, telco and vMVPD partners beginning this season, according to a news release.

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The expanded deal comes after CBS first signed a streaming deal for the NFL on All Access in 2016.

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Although CBS is somewhat late to the NFL mobile streaming party, it has now joined other NFL partners including ESPN, Fox and NBC, who all signed mobile streaming agreements after Verizon gave up its NFL on mobile exclusive agreement in 2017.

NBCUniversal has signed a new deal with the NFL which will allow it to stream Sunday Night Football games to mobile devices through its NBC TV Everywhere app beginning with the 2018 season.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football was already available to stream across devices including tablets, computers, streaming devices and connected TVs, but last year mobile phones were added to the mix.

Fox snatched up sole rights for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football as part of a new five-year deal that includes streaming games to mobile phones.

And Amazon earlier this year renewed its streaming deal with the NFL for the 2018 and 2019 season.

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