While baseball is supposedly the national past time of the American sporting public, a very good case could be made that NFL football is the most popular sports league in the United States. Forget the fact that networks pay billions to broadcast games, the NFL draft regularly has more viewership then the championship games of most sports. In fact, while they say that the Super Bowl is a national holiday, you could argue that it is the American holiday: no matter what race, creed or religion you are, chances are you are tuning into at least part of the game, even if it is just for the commercials. Fans live football. Because of this utter devotion it only makes sense that the next big leap for the NFL is live games on the internet.
For a while, sports didn’t quiet know what to do with the internet. While most leagues kept a website and some intriguing content on there, the idea of broadcasting games live online didn’t exactly seem to be high on their priority level. There are a lot of things that need to be considered with live broadcasts online: television rights, sponsors, cable companies, the players association, owners, and, of course, league interests. The NFL makes a lot of money on it’s broadcasts and these types of issues take a long time to work out.
While it may be in it’s infancy, the NFL has slowly started to jump onto the internet broadcasting bandwagon. While it’s still a small amount of games considering the full schedule, the NFL has allowed broadcasters like NBC show their games เข้าใช้งาน UFABET online. There are even apps that, for a price, you can watch full games from your laptop or phone. While it’s a start, you are unlikely to see a huge jump in free internet streaming thanks to current contracts which give cable and satellite providers exclusive package deals. These package deals, which fans can order for up to $50 a month, are currently the only way to watch NFL football games from all broadcast feeds at the same time.
If they allow free streaming games then the NFL and cable companies lose this revenue. One day it will happen though. Every time that the NFL negotiates new television contracts (which occurs every four or five years), they make more and more content available online. While you shouldn’t hold your breath for a full schedule, expect to see more and more games each year.