Is the NFL next on
Now that the digital service has shaken up the TV world with original series such as
The league has "considered selling the Thursday package to a nontraditional media partner, including online players like Netflix Inc. or
If such a development occurred, Netflix subscribers wouldn't be the only ones noticing a change. Football games are among the most-watched programs on TV. The NFL has enabled
Here's the caveat. Netflix has long told investors it doesn't do live sports or news. And a spokesman reiterated that principle to Show Tracker on Wednesday. (Funny thing about corporate strategy, though: It's always changing.)
And NFL officials, for their part, say the Thursday games - which currently air on the league's own
"That's news to us," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said of the Journal's report about the Thursday package.
However, other games could be in play.
The league has deals for Sunday games with
McCarthy declined to discuss whom the league was talking to, of course, but added: "We're not ruling anything out."
What do you think? Would you watch NFL games on Netflix or Google?