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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL, Verizon Extend Media Rights/Sponsorship Deal Another Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 11 / 17

The NFL and Verizon have signed a five-year deal that will see wireless communications outfit stream in-market and national NFL games via digital and mobile platforms starting next month. A formal announcement is expected later this morning. Sources said that the media rights and sponsorship deal is...

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