The National Football League has joined forces with Verizon Wireless to provide the deepest NFL experience on a mobile phone. Sprint previously held the NFL contract, but Verizon managed to sign a new four-year agreement with NFL Mobile.
Starting today, any Verizon customer with an Android phone can download NFL Mobile from the Android Market. The application will allow fans to watch live games from NBC’s Sunday Night Football and NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football, watch NFL Network channel 24/7, and gain access to NFL RedZone (live look-ins of every key play and touchdown).
In addition to live games, fans will also be able to access:
- Video: Game highlights and an extensive collection of on-demand video featuring analysis and inside access from NFL Network and NFL Films.
- Audio: Live radio broadcasts of every regular season and playoff game from both home and away teams.
- Fantasy: Access to fantasy information, news, and player and team statistics.
- Customizable NFL alerts, ringtones and graphics.
The first event to covered by the NFL Mobile app will be the 2010 NFL Draft which takes place April 22-24. Fans will be able to follow every single draft pick with a real time tracker and have access to in-depth profiles for all the prospects.
- Live 24/7 stream of NFL Network’s coverage of the Draft from Radio City Music Hall.
- Extensive collection of on-demand video of NFL Network analysis.
- Pick-by-pick Draft tracker updated in real time.
- In-depth prospect profiles, blogs, news and more.
I’m a huge fan of the NFL, but I am currently not with Verizon. I’d pay good money for this app, but it looks like Verizon will have the exclusive deal for awhile (just like Skype). If you are a Verizon customer, check out the app and let us know what you think.
From Android Market: Exclusive coverage of the 75th NFL Draft including prospect profiles, mock draft and analysis. Get news, headlines and updates as well as NFL Network programming – Path To The Draft, our daily inside access news show NFL Total Access and Live NFL Network coverage that will air for the first time in prime time in April.