Sports

Verizon Dunks Deal to Stream NBA Content

Some live games available on Yahoo and other platforms 1/17/2018 12:56 PM Eastern

Verizon Communications, looking to broaden its content offerings, made a multi-year-deal with the National Basketball Association to stream content ranging from live games to original programming on Verizon’s media brands including Yahoo Sports.

While rival AT&T waits for its deal with Time Warner to be approved, Verizon seems to be looking to use sports content as a way to differentiate itself as a media company as well as a wireless provider. It has acquired AOL and Yahoo as part of its Oath online media unit.

The new deal will tip off with the NBA All-Star Game next month in Los Angeles. Verizon recently also announced a new deal with the National Football League that lets it stream regular season playoff games non-exclusively to people who do not subscribe to Verizon wireless service.

Similarly, NBA content will be available to mobile subscribers of any wireless carrier via Yahoo Sports.

Read more at B&C.

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