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San Francisco : Netflix may buy a stake in TV and film studio NFL Films, as the streaming giant reportedly plans to foray into the live sports arena while simultaneously expanding its sports documentary section.

According to a report in TechCrunch, the NFL is in talks with media companies to sell equity in NFL Films.

The most notable company in the queue is Netflix.

Today, there are no live games on Netflix or much sports content, but the streaming house may soon be planning to grab a bigger chunk of the sports industry in the online world.

Netflix has a number of sports documentaries and reality programming on the platform, such as “The Last Dance”, “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”, as well as upcoming reality series based around the PGA (Professional Golfers Association).

“If you think about NFL Films it’s a strong library with documentary power. You can watch ‘Hard Knox’ and all those things being sold on the Netflix service akin to Formula One or the PGA,” The Atlantic said. An NFL team official was quoted as saying.

Both the NFL and Netflix did not comment on the report.

According to The Atlantic, the league has also reportedly spoken with Amazon, Apple, ESPN, Paramount, Peacock, Roku, Fubu and DAZN regarding the NFL media process.

 

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