Many Roku users experienced the NFL via their Roku for the first time this past season when CBS presented NFL playoff games on their CBS Sports channel app. Now it looks like more NFL could be coming your way next year via CBS All Access.
According to Variety CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves told investors on Monday that they are working towards getting the rights to live stream the games via their video service in time for next season. Telling investors, “(All Access is the future), you walk on college campuses, and they don’t have television sets.”
The NFL issued a statement regarding a streaming deal and said, “In general we are always evaluating opportunities to expand the ways our fans can access our content – whether on our owned and operated properties or with our partners”.
While the Super Bowl was broadcast for free on the CBS sports app it looks like CBS is looking to drive subscribers to its premium CBS All Access with a potential NFL deal. Of course with CBS All Access costing only $5.99 a month, many will find this more than worth it (especially with the upcoming original Star Trek series). You can check out more info about CBS All Access including, how to add it to your Roku and try a free one week trial at this link.