CBS and the NFL announced a deal on Monday that will keep NFL games streaming on the CBS All Access subscription service through 2022.
In addition, CBS has gained the ability to stream NFL games for All Access and authenticated pay-TV subscribers to mobile devices. Verizon previously had the exclusive right to stream NFL games to mobile devices, but its new partnership with the NFL opened the door to allow existing rights holders permission to add mobile streaming to their deals.
CBS’ new streaming deal kicks in for the 2018 season, which will culminate with Super Bowl LIII, which will also be streamable.
When CBS All Access first launched in 2014, it didn’t have the rights to stream any NFL games. Games were added in 2016, but Verizon’s deal with the NFL kept them off mobile devices.