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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Verizon signs college sports deals for its upcoming internet TV service

Verizon has made deals with ESPN, CBS, and other networks to distribute college sports content over its upcoming "mobile-first" internet TV service. Signing deals that'll allow subscribers to watch major games online has been one of the big hurdles for internet TV services, and the deals that Verizon is announcing today really just underscore that: they aren't necessarily going to give viewers access to the biggest games — they're mostly about highlights, clips, and commentary.

The deals will give Verizon access to some full college games, including "dozens of live major college games" from CBS Sports. But for the most part, the deals that Verizon is striking are more about highlights and recaps. Perhaps that makes sense for an internet...

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