Verizon Offers NFL 'Extra' On TV, Online
Called "NFL Network Game Extra," subscribers to the company's broadband service will be able to switch between four angles of the action, or fill their computer screens with all four at once.
The service is via an exclusive deal between the NFL Network and Verizon. By offering the network on its FiOS telco TV service, Verizon is trying to pry some customers away from Cablevision and other cable operators that have refused to pay its asking price for carriage. Verizon also offers consumers a bundle of DirecTV service with its broadband service.
Besides the differing camera angles from the coverage on NFLN (which will carry its first game on Thanksgiving night), broadband users will have access to audio feeds and other special features.