The streaming wars are going to get a bit more crowded. Sports Business Journal has reported that top officials within the National Football League have given the green light to a streaming service called NFL+. According to both SBJ and Awful Announcing, the service is expected to launch before the season and cost subscribers about $5 per month. With that said, the league has not confirmed these reports just yet. While plans could change, the platform may include live games, radio, podcasts and other team-created content.
News of an NFL streaming service emerges as reports suggest that the NFL may look to sell a portion of its media properties. Thus far, Amazon and Apple have emerged as the leading candidates to purchase a stake in the football empire.
If all goes according to plan, NFL+ may launch in July of this year. Stay tuned for more updates to come.