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Record 20 Regular Season NFL Football Games to Exclusively Live-Stream on Four Platforms for 2024-25 Season

Record 20 Regular Season NFL Football Games to Exclusively Live-Stream on Four Platforms for 2024-25 Season

NFL football fans will have to access four separate subscription streaming platforms to watch a record 20 regular season games not available on legacy network television in the upcoming 2024-25 season, beginning Sept. 6.

The NFL announced that NBCUniversal’s Peacock platform will exclusively live-stream the Green Bay Packers playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 6 (8:15 p.m. ET) — the first-ever regular season NFL game to be played in South America. The game will also mark the first time in more than 50 years that the NFL has scheduled a game on the Friday of their opening weekend since the former St. Louis Cardinals played the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 18, 1970.

The NFL also announced that ESPN+ will exclusively live stream the week-seven game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals at 9 p.m. ET, the platform’s first-ever standalone NFL game.

Prime Video, as part of its 11 year, $11 billion agreement with the NFL, will again stream all 15 “Thursday Night Football” games (excluding Thanksgiving), beginning week two with an AFC East matchup featuring the Miami Dolphins hosting the Buffalo Bills (8:15 p.m. ET). The streamer will also exclusively live-stream the second-ever NFL Black Friday game featuring the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 13 (3 p.m. ET).

As previously reported, Netflix will live-stream its first-ever NFL games on Christmas (Dec. 25), in week 17, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1 p.m. ET) and the Baltimore Ravens playing the Houston Texans (4:30 p.m. ET). Netflix will also live-stream at least one holiday game in 2025 and 2026 as part of a three-year agreement.

Prime Video will also have exclusive rights to one NFL post-season game. Last year, Peacock acquired the first-ever exclusive rights to an NFL playoff game, the Jan. 13 AFC Wild Card contest between the Kansas City Chief and the Miami Dolphins, which generated a record internet audience of 23 million viewers, according to NBCUniversal.

Finally, online TV subscription service YouTube TV will again exclusively live-stream “NFL Sunday Ticket,” featuring all Sunday games not available in the local broadcast market. Google-owned YouTube is paying the NFL $14 billion over seven years for the rights, which began last season and were previously held by satellite operator DirecTV for three decades.

Notably, the NFL remains the only sports league that still presents all regular-season and postseason games on free, over-the-air television in local markets.

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