The NFL, which is in the midst of an unprecedented $1.9 billion in media deals, is looking to add another billion dollars to its revenue stream this year, with the latest addition coming in the form of the new $10.99 pay-per-view streaming service, NFL GamePass.
The company will begin selling the service on June 1, with pricing set to begin at $5.99 per month.
The service is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
It has more than 10 million users and is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
The company said it plans to offer its service in more than 50 countries in 2018.
With the launch of NFL GamePack, the company is hoping to reach a broader audience.”NFL GamePass is the perfect solution for fans of all ages,” said Jeff Odom, executive vice president of marketing for the NFL.
“We’re proud to be working with NFL GameStation to bring fans an entirely new experience for free on a new platform.”
With the new service, the NFL is aiming to be the first to offer the NFL’s streaming service to consumers without having to subscribe to the service.
“It’s exciting to be part of a network that brings the best sports content to fans around the world and it’s great to be able to deliver the most exclusive content to our fans on demand,” said NFL Chief Content Officer Mike Sherman.
The NFL will begin streaming games live on NFL GameStream, which will also include live pregame shows, postgame shows and other special features.
The new service comes on the heels of the NFL Network’s launch in the U.S., where it will include a live slate of Thursday Night Football, Monday Night Football and Wednesday Night Football games.
The network also includes exclusive live pre-game shows that will be available to fans.