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NFL To Webcast Some Games Through Verizon Fios

The National Football League plans to broadcast Thursday and Saturday games live online to some customers of Verizon and DirecTV…the first webcast would be available Dec 7 to subscribers of Verizon’s Fios high-speed Internet service, and customers of DirecTV who signed up for Verizon’s Web service under their joint marketing arrangement.
The NFL will test the Web service internally for this Thursday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals….The league also plans to roll out the Web service to other cable operators that also carry its TV network.
Verizon said in October it had 118,000 TV customers at the end of the third quarter. The NFL’s own network channel has around 41 million subscribers. More details on this new service here.