New York, NY (Sports Network) - The NFL and Microsoft have announced a
multiyear, landmark partnership that will deliver truly unique interactive NFL
television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One.
The NFL on Xbox will provide fans with an all-new viewing experience through
innovations around Skype and Xbox SmartGlass; an all-new, innovative fantasy
football solution allowing fans to view players and live competition side by
side on a single TV screen; and a personalized NFL destination featuring
information about the players, teams and games fans care about most.
"When we started working with Roger Goodell and the team at the NFL we knew
that we could create great new experiences that fans would love," said Don
Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.
"This partnership will redefine NFL experiences through exclusive and
interactive content that you will find only on Xbox. For fans, the NFL on Xbox
will provide the most complete way to enjoy live football by bringing the
first fully-integrated fantasy football experience to the TV, exclusively
The deal will also change the game for NFL teams. Coaches and players will
soon have access to a variety of cutting-edge Microsoft solutions, including
Surface tablets to enhance on-field communications, photo viewing and play
"From the use of instant replay to the yellow first-down line that has become
an important element of the at-home television viewing experience, the NFL is
committed to leveraging technology to improve our game for coaches, players
and fans," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "We're thrilled to be teaming
with a true innovator like Microsoft to shape the future of the NFL game
experience, both on-field and in the living room."
The Sports Network