A report from Bloomberg shows that Verizon, the number one wireless carrier by subscriber count in the United States, is on the verge of striking a new digital streaming deal with the NFL that expands on the current deal both parties have.
The new deal will allow Verizon subscribers to stream NFL games on all internet-connected devices, including big-screen TVs, but in exchange Verizon will lose exclusive rights for mobile streaming of NFL games.
Cord-cutting has accelerated in the last couple of years due to the growth of streaming video content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, YouTube and so on. As users increasingly shift towards media consumption online, large carriers are slowly adapting to the changing landscape.
Cord-cutters: Consumers who drop their Pay TV bundle for video streaming
Cord-nevers: consumers who do not subscribe to traditional cable or satellite TV