NFL Now enters the game

The NFL’s newest creation is officially off and running. The league launched its personalized on-demand video platform NFL Now yesterday, available via Android, iOS and Windows on mobile, as well as on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, Fire TV, Xbox and Roku, among other outlets. The basic version of NFL Now is free, with fans able to pay $1.99 a month for the NFL Now Plus premium service that offers more and fresher game highlights as well as access to that archival vault of NFL Films. At launch, presenting sponsors include Gillette, McDonald’s, Nationwide and Verizon. Video stats for the service now stand at 6,300 minutes per week of original content; 4,800 minutes per week of club video in-season, 21,126 minutes of historical team highlights and 1,806 minutes of Super Bowl highlights from ’67 to ’09.

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