Verizon pays $21 million to stream Ravens-Jaguars London game

The chosen game will see the Jacksonville Jaguars head-to-head with the Baltimore Ravens at London's Wembley Stadium this 24 September.

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, they paid $21 million for the rights.

The week three matchup, which kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET., will be shown on three Verizon-owned platforms: AOL, Complex and go90.

As Flint noted, this deal is similar to the one struck by Yahoo back in 2015 to stream a game in London featuring the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills - a game that had an average audience of 2.36 million viewers.

Aside from that stream, the game will only be available to local television audiences in Baltimore and Jacksonville.

Verizon will have global rights to stream the game live, however, it also will be aired on TV locally in Baltimore and Jacksonville as well as in the United Kingdom via Sky Sports.

This one game deal, which the National Football League announced Wednesday, means Verizon can stream the game on any of its properties, including AOL, to an global audience.

Amazon recently paid a reported $50 million to stream Thursday Night Football games in 2017.

The deal helps Verizon boost its sports streaming efforts as it prepares to integrate Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO - news) 's core internet business later this year.

The NFL announced the deal in a statement this week.

The league's hope is that one day, Twitter, Verizon, and Amazon will be competing with NBC and FOX for the rights to primetime matchups.

  • Arturo Norris