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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Verizon’s exclusivity for live games on mobile expected to end

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 23 / 17

T he NFL expects to end Verizon’s exclusive rights to live games on mobile, a key NFL source said. The league last week presented to owners on the four-year, $1 billion Verizon deal, which ends after this season. Only customers of Verizon can stream games on their phones, which has become...

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