YouTube TV seals carriage agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone

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Youtube TV has struck a new carriage agreement with the NFL that will see subscribers of the Google-owned American streaming service have access to the NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

As of Thursday the NFL Network will be available on Youtube TV’s base package, providing subscribers with the opportunity to see live games, NFL events such as the annual Draft and also a variety of original content. Moreover, as part of YouTube TV’s new add-on package, Sports Plus, the NFL RedZone will be activated for fans.

NFL Media EVP and chief operating officer Hans Schroeder stated: “We are excited to bring NFL Network and NFL RedZone to YouTube TV subscribers, just in time for Kickoff of the NFL’s 2020 season.

“The opportunity to give NFL Network and NFL RedZone the broadest distribution as possible to our fans remains a top priority for us, so we’re pleased to bring our lineup of exclusive live games, informative shows and award-winning content to the YouTube TV channel lineup.”

The partnership is considered a major acquisition for YouTube TV given the popularity of the sport. The NFL continues to be one of the most sought after programs in the US with 47 out of the top 50 broadcasts in 2019 being NFL fixtures.

YouTube TV subscribers will gain access to the NFL Network and NFL RedZone the sports organisations services including, NFL.com and the NFL app on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices.

YouTube TV global head of partnerships Lori Conkling commented: “Sports fans have been some of our most passionate members since we launched YouTube TV, so we’re thrilled to introduce NFL Network to our line-up of more than 85 channels, plus NFL RedZone as part of our new Sports Plus add-on package. 

“This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to offer a premium portfolio of content to our members.”