FanCode to live-stream NFL in India in multi-year deal
FanCode, the Indian digital platform, has acquired streaming rights in the country to matches from American football’s NFL in a multi-year deal.
The arrangement enables users to live-stream five games per week during the league’s regular season, as well as being able to watch all matches from the post-season playoffs, including the Super Bowl.
Yannick Colaco, one of FanCode’s founders said: “We’re delighted to partner with the National Football League… We are confident now that the Indian fans will follow the NFL in good numbers, now that they will have access to live games on-the-go.
His partner Prasana Krishnan added: “Our partnership with the NFL will enable fans extensive access to live games, insights and highlights.”
Super Bowl LIV will take place on 2 February in Miami featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
Last month, FanCode secured exclusive Indian streaming rights to cricket’s Bangladesh Premier League, the Twenty20 competition, in a multi-year deal.
All 46 matches from the BPL’s seventh edition, which finished on 17 January, were live-streamed on FanCode to an Indian audience.
FanCode, launched in April by the Indian fantasy sports company Dream11, is headed up by Colaco, the ex-managing director of NBA India, and Krishnan, the former executive vice-president and business head (sports) at Indian broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks.