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Netflix will carry live NFL games on Christmas Day for 3 years, including 2 this season

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Netflix will carry live NFL games on Christmas Day for 3 years, including 2 this season
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Netflix and the NFL introduced a three-year deal Wednesday to stream video games on Christmas Day.

The streaming large will carry two video games this yr and at the least one recreation in 2025 and ‘26. Netflix introduced throughout a presentation to advertisers that it’ll have defending Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis at Pittsburgh adopted by Baltimore at Houston.

“Final yr, we determined to take an enormous guess on stay — tapping into huge fandoms throughout comedy, actuality TV, sports activities and extra,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s chief content material officer, mentioned in an announcement. “There aren’t any stay annual occasions, sports activities or in any other case, that examine with the audiences NFL soccer attracts. We’re so excited that the NFL’s Christmas Day video games shall be solely on Netflix.”

Netflix started airing NFL programming final yr with the collection “Quarterback.” A collection on broad receivers will premiere this yr.

Netflix started airing stay sports activities final yr, however they have been exhibition occasions in golf and tennis. It is usually slated to air the July 20 bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul and subsequent yr will begin carrying World Wrestling Leisure’s flagship present, “Uncooked.”

The NFL has performed a complete of 30 video games on Christmas Day since 1971, together with three final yr. It has stayed away from midweek video games, although, till this yr.

Consistent with the NFL’s longstanding coverage on video games which can be carried on cable or streaming platforms, Netflix’s Christmas video games will air on broadcast TV within the competing groups’ house cities and shall be accessible on cellular gadgets within the U.S. with NFL+.

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