If you love football and just can’t get enough of it, you might have been pretty pleased when it was reported that NBC gained the rights to stream Sunday Night Football on mobile devices starting next year. This means that sports fans on the go will still be able to enjoy the game, but that’s not all.
It seems that ESPN is also interested in mobile streaming and has recently announced that they too will have managed to obtain the rights to stream Monday Night Football games on mobile. “ESPN has reached an agreement with the National Football League that expands its live streaming of Monday Night Football (MNF) for ESPN subscribers to mobile phones. The expanded mobile rights also include NFL highlights and extend through the duration of ESPN’s existing NFL agreement (conclusion of the 2021 NFL season).”
According to ESPN, this will be kicking off in 2018 where the first game to be streamed is the upcoming NFL Wild Card weekend that starts from the 6-7th of January, 2018, and the Pro Bowl which begins on the 29th of January, 2018. Prior to this, Monday Night Football was already available for streaming via the likes of the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more, so this announcement basically means that availability has been extended to mobile devices as well.