For the first time, the NFL will live stream a regular season game for free. This year's International Series contest between the Buffalo Bills and Jakconville Jaguars will be available around the world via Yahoo streaming.
"The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation. Through this partnership with Yahoo – one of the world’s most recognizable digital brands – we are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape," Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, said in a statement released by the league.
"We're thrilled that the NFL has chosen Yahoo for this historic opportunity," added Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo, in the same release. "It marks a significant change in the way users can access this amazing content. The NFL and Yahoo have both long engaged football fans around the world. Our partnership provides the ultimate football experience -- with digital availability, designed for the modern fan."
The game will be held October 25, with a 9:30am Eastern time kickoff. The deal will provide viewers the ability to watch the game across multiple devices via Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, and Yahoo Screen and Tumblr. The game will be available on local CBS networks in Buffalo and Jacksonville.