If you’re trying to catch a game of football, chances are you’d turn on your TV or head on over to a sports bar where the game might be showing on their TV too. However these days with companies starting to stream their content online via content providers such as Netflix, and with companies like HBO branching off with HBO Now, it seems that the NFL has decided that maybe it’s time for a change in strategy.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, word has it that the NFL could be considering streaming one of its upcoming games via the internet only. This won’t be in addition to the DirecTV version which typically broadcasts the NFL’s games, but it will be an internet-exclusive game that could be streamed via YouTube, Facebook, or any other digital platform.
The game in question is said to be the upcoming Jacksonville Jaguars-Buffalo Bills game in Week 7 which will start at 9:30AM Eastern Time. This isn’t the first time the NFL has entertained ideas about streaming its content online. The organization had previously met with tech companies such as Google back when its Sunday Ticket package was available, although they ultimately decided to resign with DirecTV.
It will be interesting to see how fans will react to this potential move. After all there might be some fans of football who might not be particularly tech savvy, although it could appeal to a whole new younger generation who spends a lot of their time on the internet.