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Verizon adds NFL co-view streams to Yahoo Sports app

  • Interactive feature to debut in 2020/21 NFL season opener
  • Yahoo Sports is also integrating AR replays into Game Center
  • Verizon puts live NFL content in Yahoo Mail users’ inboxes

US telecommunications giant Verizon has expanded its National Football League (NFL) content offering to include an interactive co-viewing experience that allows groups of fans to watch live games together through its Yahoo Sports app.

The new Watch Together viewing option will allow up to four users, one host and three guests, to communicate via a synced live video stream to their mobile devices and will debut at the 2020/21 season opener. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans on September 10.

In addition to the co-watching experience, Yahoo Sports is enhancing its Game Center experience by integrating augmented reality (AR) functionality that allows users to watch graphical replays of key NFL games in near real time, including Next Gen Player Tracking Stats Data.

Yahoo Sports’ live NFL mobile-only content includes regular and postseason in-market and national games, as well as the Super Bowl. In addition to the Yahoo Sports app, the Yahoo Fantasy Sports app, and the AOL app, Yahoo Mail users will also have access to live NFL content. A brand new videos tab on the Yahoo Mail iOS and Android app will offer Verizon’s NFL streams through users’ inboxes.

In addition to Verizon Media’s mobile properties, local live and primetime games will also be available for free on NFL mobile properties, including the NFL App and NFL Fantasy App, as well as Sites and franchised mobile apps for their respective games.

Verizon’s addition of Watch Together is free and follows similar concepts introduced by UK broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport when live Premier League football resumed post-lockdown.

“Watch Together is the result of Verizon Media and the NFL’s spirit of innovation to deliver next-generation experiences that build connection and community,” said Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media.

“By leveraging Verizon Media’s streaming ecosystem, technology and capabilities, we have the unique ability to create powerful and immersive entertainment experiences of the future like no other.”

The start of the season also sees Amazon Web Services – which provides its Next Gen stats to the NFL as part of a deal signed in 2017 – introduce new information for use by teams, players, broadcasters and fans. .

New innovations include: expected cutting-edge yards; route classification, which identifies player routes in real time; expected points; probability of winning; expected yards after catch; and the probability of a field goal.

US telecommunications giant Verizon has expanded its National Football League (NFL) content offering to include an interactive co-viewing experience that allows groups of fans to watch live games together through its Yahoo Sports app.

The new Watch Together viewing option will allow up to four users, one host and three guests, to communicate via a synced live video stream to their mobile devices and will debut at the 2020/21 season opener. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans on September 10.

In addition to the co-watching experience, Yahoo Sports is enhancing its Game Center experience by integrating augmented reality (AR) functionality that allows users to watch graphical replays of key NFL games in near real time, including Next Gen Player Tracking Stats Data.

Yahoo Sports’ live NFL mobile-only content includes regular and postseason in-market and national games, as well as the Super Bowl. In addition to the Yahoo Sports app, the Yahoo Fantasy Sports app, and the AOL app, Yahoo Mail users will also have access to live NFL content. A brand new videos tab on the Yahoo Mail iOS and Android app will offer Verizon’s NFL streams through users’ inboxes.

In addition to Verizon Media’s mobile properties, local live and primetime games will also be available for free on NFL mobile properties, including the NFL App and NFL Fantasy App, as well as Sites and franchised mobile apps for their respective games.

Verizon’s addition of Watch Together is free and follows similar concepts introduced by UK broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport when live Premier League football resumed post-lockdown.

“Watch Together is the result of Verizon Media and the NFL’s spirit of innovation to deliver next-generation experiences that build connection and community,” said Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media.

“By leveraging Verizon Media’s streaming ecosystem, technology and capabilities, we have the unique ability to create powerful and immersive entertainment experiences of the future like no other.”

The start of the season also sees Amazon Web Services – which provides its Next Gen stats to the NFL as part of a deal signed in 2017 – introduce new information for use by teams, players, broadcasters and fans. .

New innovations include: expected cutting-edge yards; route classification, which identifies player routes in real time; expected points; probability of winning; expected yards after catch; and the probability of a field goal.