Tue Oct, 2010 by Derek Mehraban
You may soon be able to watch live pro football on your tablet.The National Football League is in talks with Verizon Wireless to distribute its football programming via a tablet computer.
Currently, NFL content is only available through television carriers and on mobile phones but with the growing importance of video, that is soon to change. Video is starting to be become one of the most significant drivers of traffic and with 4G networks beginning to roll out soon, the number of people viewing videos is only going to increase.
In March, Verizon signed a four-year deal with the NFL, to be its official wireless carrier. Currently, there is an NFL mobile app that allows Verizon to rebroadcast games played on the league-owned NFL network. However, this current Verizon-NFL deal only covers mobile phones and has not been extended to include the tablet yet. There seem to be some rights issues surrounding the tablet but, ”The NFL will be on a tablet,” said Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy. “It’s a question of what shape or form.”
Regardless of how and when this deal gets ironed out, it is definitely something that will be appealing to the millions of hard-core NFL fans, who tend to be both tech-savvy and constantly hungry for more content.
For more information view, “NFL, Verizon Talk Tablets,” from Investor’s Business Daily