Sorry, Sprint, you just got hosed. According to Engadget and PRNewswire, the NFL has announced a partnership with Verizon to bring NFL Mobile and the NFL RedZone to Verizon phones starting next month with live draft coverage.
The draft coverage will include a live stream, on-demand NFL Network analysis, live draft ticker, and more. Once the season starts, subscribers will have access to on-demand highlights and analysis, streaming radio broadcasts of home and away games, and fantasy info. It will also provide fans with live streams of Sunday and Thursday night games. The kicker in all this is that subscribers will also get the live NFL RedZone channel on their phone. The RedZone switches from game to game showing fans every red zone play from every game airing that particular Sunday.
This is huge in so many ways. As a football fan, it’s a dream come true. I know it sounds cliche, but with this I will never miss a down. Ever.
Sprint has had a similar package for a few years now, but this just blew it out of the water. NFL RedZone is too big to compete with. It is “Sunday Ticket Lite,” and Sunday Ticket is the best product the NFL offers. I wonder if this will be the goal post that breaks Sprint’s back.