NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is “shifting our focus” to digital platforms, and will continue to stream games.
It’s a move that’s been applauded by many in the sport, but also prompted criticism from some viewers.
The league says it’s looking to expand its streaming services to include the app and that it’ll continue to offer the NFL Game Pass.
NFL GamePass is available to fans who pay for a subscription, and offers access to more than 1,200 games from ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS Sports and FOX Sports.
The app allows fans to stream the games for free on the app, but if they’re a paying subscriber, the subscription costs $14.99 per month or $39.99 a year.
Goodell said he wants to expand the app to include more “premium content” and that “we’re looking at ways to build in additional services that fans want.”
Goodell also said the NFL has been listening to the feedback from fans.
“I think it’s important for us to listen to what people are telling us and take that feedback into consideration,” Goodell said.
“And it’s not something that’s done by the NFL, it’s something that we take into consideration and that we work hard on.”
Goodell said that while there’s been a lot of innovation and creativity in the NFL over the years, the NFL’s digital platforms haven’t always been successful.
“Our teams are always looking to innovate,” Goodell added.
“We’ve made great progress on our digital platforms.
But our teams have to continue to innovate and innovate to be able to be successful.”
I think we’ve been innovating, but I also think we’re still going to be innovating in a way that we have to, as we continue to build our digital platform.
But I’m very proud of the progress that we’ve made and I think that’s what we need to continue doing.
“They’ve been able to expand beyond their television offerings. “
There are other sports leagues that have been innovatively in this area and are now seeing success,” Goodell noted.
“They’ve been able to expand beyond their television offerings.
So I think it is important for our players to be part of that conversation, too.”
Goodell will address the changes in the future during the NFL Media Summit, which will take place on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. ET.