NLL playoffs to be streamed outside North America on Fanseat
North America’s National Lacrosse League has partnered with Fanseat, the sports streaming service, to make all games for the remainder of the 2018-19 season available outside the continent on its platform.
The regular season concludes this weekend, but the service will also offer full coverage of the league’s eight-team playoffs, which begin in early May.
Nick Sakiewicz, commissioner of the NLL, said: “We are excited to provide the opportunity for our fans living outside of North America to follow their teams and watch NLL games live…. It’s in the league’s and our fans best interest to provide live games.”
The NLL, North America's leading professional indoor lacrosse league, is available to stream in North America, on B/R Live, which also has an app version.
Fanseat, created by Finnish telecoms company Elisa in 2015, was bought by Spring Media last month and has a monthly subscription fee of $8.90. It covers around 20 different sports, but specialises in ice hockey, handball, and basketball.
Finnish basketball's Korisliiga, Danish basketball's Basket Ligaen and Finnish ice hockey's Mestis are all available to stream via Fanseat.
The NLL presently comprises 13 teams based in USA and Canada, and is set to expand to 15 in the 2019-20 season with the addition of expansion franchises in New York and in Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada.
As well as B/R Live, North American viewers can watch NLL action on SportsLive, the OTT digital platform run by national network CBS.
In March 2017, the league signed a two-year deal with the Twitter to live-stream matches via its platform.