Verizon is helping the NFL create 5G fan experiences

Verizon Communications is working alongside the National Football League to create 5G experiences for tech-savvy fans.

The US telecommunications giant will be the ‘official 5G innovation partner’ of the NFL as part of a two-year agreement.

In practice, what that means is new viewing experiences. Some of the plans include multi-angle camera positions and in-stadium feeds so those viewing at home can be closer to the action.

“If you deliver the right experience for our fans, the revenue will follow,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in an interview with Bloomberg.

“To us, it’s more important to create those experiences, use the technology, use the innovation, create those opportunities for fans to engage with our game in different ways.”

There’s been a lot of talk about 5G’s capabilities but the real test will be turning them into revenue opportunities. This NFL deal is around 31 big stadiums’ worth of high-profile for Verizon to show that off.

Personal suggestion: A VR experience allowing people to see live from Brady’s perspective.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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