The NFL and Verizon Wireless announced a new four year deal today that will bring the NFL Mobile programming along with the NFL RedZone channel to Verizon Wireless phones. While not too much information was given about what phones will have the NFL coverage available this new service is set to start in time so NFL fans can receive coverage of the upcoming NFL Draft which is set to take place April 22-24. More announcements are schedule for August when the NFL season is drawing near.
Subscribers of the Verizon Wireless network will be able to watch NFL games on Sundays and Thursdays. Users will also have access to live radio broadcasts of every regular season and playoff game for both the home and away teams. These features will make this service appealing to just about any NFL fan as they will now never miss any of the exciting action when their favorite team is playing.
Verizon Wireless also used this opportunity to announce how their upcoming 4G network will be a fantastic complement to this NFL package. The new Verizon 4G network is reported to have download speeds capable of streaming live wireless conferences similar to your home internet connection. With speeds like that the action will fast and furious come Sundays while you take all of the football action wherever you go.
For any football fan this is a nice development as the Verizon network appears to be much more capable than the Sprint network, which used to be the home of this NFL package, of handling the necessary download speeds to have an enjoyable experience streaming NFL games on your mobile device. I know I am looking forward to not being tied to my couch every Sunday for fear of missing some of the football battles.