NFL & Apple Offer 2006 NFL Highlights on iTunes Store
The National Football League (NFL) and Apple announced that they will bring 2006 NFL regular season action to the iTunes Store, offering video downloads of highlights from individual NFL games the day after they are played. For the first time ever, football fans will be able to download highlights of each NFL regular season game for $1.99 per game. Fans may purchase a “Follow Your Team” Season Pass for $24.99 and have game clips from their favorite teams delivered automatically as they become available for viewing on a computer or iPod.
NFL fans will also be able to download NFL Network’s NFL GameDay,
hosted by Rich Eisen with Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders. This
all-inclusive Sunday night wrap-up show offers the most comprehensive
NFL coverage on television, with highlights from every NFL game plus
post-game reaction and expert analysis, all for $1.99 per show or
$19.99 for a full season.
“We are dedicated to bringing the best of NFL action to NFL fans
wherever they are,” said Brian Rolapp, NFL vice president of media
strategy. “We’re convinced offering NFL highlights produced by Emmy
Award-winning NFL Films and NFL Network’s GameDay on iTunes is a great way for fans to not only follow their team but also experience the NFL as they never have before.”
“We’re thrilled to bring all the top action from the 2006 NFL season to football fans via iTunes,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “With approximately ten minutes of game highlights from every NFL game, NFL fans will be able to download exclusive highlights that give a unique perspective of each game.”
Beginning September 18 and on each Monday thereafter during the
regular season, fans will be able to download extensive action from
Sunday games on iTunes for $1.99 per game, with Monday night games
available on Tuesday. The $24.99 “Follow Your Team” Season Pass allows fans to select any of the 32 NFL teams and have game highlights from each of their 16 games automatically downloaded when they become available the following day. All Week 1 NFL game downloads become available on iTunes on September 18.