Although baseball is the American national pastime, it is very possible to argue that NFL football is the most beloved sports league in America. The fact that broadcast networks spend billions to broadcast NFL games does not mean that the NFL draft has a higher viewership than the championship games of many other sports. Although they claim that the Super Bowl has a national holiday, it could be argued that it is an American holiday. No matter your race, creed, or religion, there is a good chance that you are watching at least some of the commercials. Fans live watch sports online. It is only natural that the NFL will soon offer live games online because of their devotion.
Sports didn’t know how to use the internet for a long time. Although most leagues had a website with interesting content, broadcasting live games online was not a priority. Live broadcasts online require consideration of many things, including television rights, sponsors and cable companies, players association, owners, as well as league interests. These types of issues are difficult to resolve because the NFL makes a lot on its broadcasts.
Although it is still in its infancy, the NFL slowly began to embrace the internet broadcasting revolution. Although it is still a small number of games when you consider the entire schedule, the NFL allows broadcasters such as NBC to show their games online. You can even watch the entire game from your phone or laptop with certain apps. It’s only a start. Current contracts give satellite and cable providers exclusive packages deals. Fans can purchase these package deals for as low as $50 per month and they are the only way to stream all the broadcast feeds simultaneously.
The NFL and cable companies will lose their revenue if they allow streaming. It will eventually happen, though. Each time the NFL negotiates new television deals (which happens every four to five years), more content is made available online. Although you should not expect a complete schedule, you can still look forward to more games every year.