CBS Corporation has extended its deal with the National Football League (NFL) to stream games via the CBS All Access service through 2022. Those games will also be streamed on mobile devices starting this season for the first time. This year’s package will also include Super Bowl LIII held in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The entire 2018 NFL ON CBS schedule will be featured across 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 Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, and Amazon Channels. Additionally, CBS All Access subscribers will receive the NFL ON CBS games that are broadcast in their local market.
According to Marc DeBevoise, President & Chief Operating Officer, CBS Interactive:
We’re very pleased to extend and expand our partnership with the NFL and give our viewers and CBS All Access subscribers the ability to stream NFL ON CBS games on mobile phones in addition to all other platforms for years to come. This deal enables us to deliver even more value to NFL fans, our subscribers and our distribution partners.
CBS first began streaming NFL games in 2016 on connected TVs, tablets, and computers. However, this will be the first time the games are also available on smartphones such as the iPhone.
For 2018, CBS will air regional AFC games on Sundays. NBC has mobile streaming rights to “Sunday Night Football,” while ESPN offers live streaming of “Monday Night Football.” Fox has mobile streaming rights to both the Sunday NFC games it airs as well as some Thursday Night Football games. Amazon has some streaming rights to Thursday Night Football games as well.
The next NFL season begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 when the Atlanta Falcons visit the Philadelphia Eagles, last year’s Super Bowl champions.