CBS All Access isn’t just for “Twilight Zone” fanatics anymore. Live preseason, regular season and postseason NFL games are headed to the subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, starting Sunday.
CBS and the National Football League have signed a multiyear deal to put all local market “NFL on CBS” coverage on the streaming platform, which includes pregame and halftime shows, for example.
More importantly, that also counts CBS’ portion of its split (with NBC) broadcast rights for “Thursday Night Football,” by the way.
“We are very pleased that our partnership with the NFL has been expanded to include CBS All Access,” said Leslie Moonves, chairman and chief executive officer of the CBS Corporation. “Adding the most watched programming on television, to the most watched network on television, will be a powerful combination as we continue to grow CBS All Access into the future.”
“CBS has been one of our most trusted and valuable partners for over 50 years, and we’re happy to extend our relationship with them in new and exciting ways,” added NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Distribution of our games on CBS All Access is a win for the millions of NFL fans across the country, especially those looking to watch our games on these emerging digital platforms.”
The service is available on tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, on connected device platforms, including Xbox One and Xbox 360, Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and PS4, and online at CBS.com in more than 150 markets across the U.S. Beginning next season, All Access and pay TV subscribers will also be able to use NFL digital properties, such as the NFL Mobile app for Verizon Wireless Customers.
CBS All Access will soon be the exclusive home to February’s “Good Wife” spinoff, “The Good Fight,” and spring’s “Star Trek: Discovery.”