Nearly 100 classic NFL games headed to YouTube

The NFL and YouTube have a new agreement that brings classic NFL games in full to Google's video site, as well as more NFL content in Google search.

The National Football League made a deal with Twitter in April, and now it’s lining up arrangements with Google leading up to the 2016-2017 season. The league and Google-owned YouTube just announced a renewal of their strategic partnership, which will bring more football to the popular video site. The biggest new addition will be nearly 100 classic NFL games available in full on YouTube.

The plan is to choose three historic games for each of the 32 teams in the league for a total of 96 games. The games will be available on the NFL’s YouTube channel alongside its other videos. The NFL didn’t say exactly when the games would land on YouTube, only that they would be available before the start of the season, which kicks off Thursday, September 8.

nflyoutube

The NFL’s YouTube channel.

The new deal will also bring more NFL content to Google search. Specifically, game highlights uploaded to YouTube while games are in progress will show up in searches. Reports of in-progress game highlights coming to Google search first surfaced in early 2015 just before the Super Bowl.

The game highlights will show up in a dedicated box on the search results page whenever you search for an NFL team. The box will also contain the information already shown during an NFL team search, such as game broadcast information, kick-off time, and the current score.

The impact on you at home: The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the U.S. and a hit online, with nearly one billion views on the NFL’s YouTube channel since it launched in January 2015, the league says. But the NFL’s presence on YouTube has thus far only been used to show game previews, highlights, recaps, news, and fantasy football content. Full games, have never arrived on YouTube in any official form—until now.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Googleyoutube

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ian Paul

TechHive (US)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?