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NFL, CBS strike deal to stream games on All Access

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There are more ways to watch the NFL than ever before. The NFL and CBS announced Thursday a deal that allows subscribers to All Access — CBS’s relatively new digital offering — to watch the most popular sport in America. The multiyear agreement begins with Sunday’s slate of games, and will include regular season, postseason, and preseason contests.

“Adding the most watched programming on television, to the most watched network on television, will be a powerful combination as we continue to grow CBS All Access into the future,” CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement.

Adds NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: “Distribution of our games on CBS All Access is a win for the millions of NFL fans across the country, especially those looking to watch our games on these emerging digital platforms.”

CBS broadcasts up to two games, which vary by region, on Sundays in each television market, depending on a given week’s slate of games. All Access users will be able to watch those games airing in their local market, in addition to Thursday Night Football. The NFL made strides into the digital space this year by simulcasting certain TNF games on Twitter.

CBS All Access will ultimately feature exclusive shows, such as The Good Wife spin-off, The Good Fight, and Star Trek: Discovery. The service features over 8,000 episodes of CBS shows and is available on CBS.com, smartphones, smart TVs, video game consoles, and more.

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