Game Face: Facebook Wants to Secure Rights to Stream NFL Games

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MENLO PARK, CA -- Here's news that football fans will definitely like, love or be wowed by. NFL games could soon be coming to Facebook. According to Time

According to Time Magazine, the social network is attempting to get the rights to live stream Thursday Night Football.

If this moment seems familiar, it's because Yahoo! jumped into the NFL streaming game last season. It was the first free global live stream of an NFL game.

Facebook's offering could take things a step further by including behind-the-scenes content before, during and after the game.

But Facebook isn't the only tech giant looking to get a piece of the NFL pie.

Verizon, who already has an existing partnership with the NFL, and Amazon are rumored to be in the bidding for streaming rights as well.

Live video has been a priority for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook this year. The social network is reportedly in talks to have celebrities host live broadcasts within the next few months.

It's all part of the race to become the social media destination for live video content over their rivals, and if Facebook secures rights to NFL games, it'll definitely count as a touchdown against their cyber competitors but the final score in this battle for the gridiron is yet to be determined.

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