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Netflix «front-runner to broadcast NFL Thanksgiving Day … and streaming giant could pay $200 MILLION for highly-anticipated doubleheader»


After breaking into live sports a few months ago, Netflix appears to be gunning for the rights to the biggest sports league in the United States.

Not too long ago, Netflix aired a Formula 1 and PGA Tour golf crossover event they called the «Netflix Cup.»

Now, after their latest live-streaming coup in the Roast of Tom Brady, the streaming giant appears set to produce a live NFL Christmas doubleheader.

According to longtime sports business insider John Ourand, the streaming service is the «likely winner» of the bid to broadcast two games on Christmas Day.

It’s unclear how much Netflix would pay for the rights to the two matches, however reports suggest it could be in the $100-$200 million range for the pair.

Netflix is ​​the leading contender for the rights to broadcast the NFL’s Christmas doubleheader

The NFL has reportedly asked for compensation that could range from $100 million to $200 million

The NFL has reportedly asked for compensation that could be in the range of $100 million to $200 million

It should be noted that nothing has been finalized, and as reports show, there are still hurdles to clear before pen can be put to paper.

«Still, Netflix has a lot more questions than answers right now about its Christmas schedule, from who will make the games to how much it will pay,» Ourand wrote.

“By comparison, Amazon paid $100 million for the exclusive rights to the unwatchable Jets-Dolphins Black Friday contest in the rain. Would Netflix pay double for a two-game bundle and a chance to own Christmas Day? More?’

The Shield initially indicated there would be no games on the bank holiday as it falls on a Wednesday this year.

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However, after the popularity of last year’s blockbusters, they came to this decision.

It appears that the teams that are ready for these Wednesday contests will play the previous Saturday to ensure they are properly rested.

Netflix has a lot on its plate when it comes to upcoming live sports. The service is set to exclusively host the Jake Paul-Mike Tyson fight in a multi-card event that will also feature Amanda Serrano in a rematch with Katie Taylor.



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