ESPN Gets Right to Stream ‘MNF’ to Mobile Phones

New mobile rights start with wild card playoff games
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ESPN said it reached an agreement with the National Football League that will allow it to streamMonday Night Footballto mobile phones.

The agreement follows a new deal between the NFL and Verizon, which had exclusive rights to stream games to mobile phones. Earlier this week, NBC announced it had acquired rights to stream its Sunday Night Football games.

ESPN said the expanded streaming rights will kick in with the NFL Wild Card playoff games on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7. It will also be able to stream the Pro Bowl to phones on Jan. 29.

The new deal will also allow ESPN to deliver NFL highlights on an authenticated basis to fans on ESPN-branded properties.

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