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CBS working on NFL deal for All Access service

CBS chairman and chief executive Les Moonves has said the US network is working on a deal with American football league the NFL to stream games on its over-the-top platform, CBS All Access.

The service launched in 2014 and offers live streaming of CBS stations in 150 markets and on-demand library content for $5.99 (€5) per month.

CBS has rights for coverage of NFL games on Sunday afternoons, with some Thursday night games only available on television. The Multichannel News website said the lack of streaming rights for CBS All Access has been a sore point.

In a conference call discussing third quarter financial results, Moonves said the broadcaster was working with the NFL to stream the games and could have a deal shortly.

“We’re in fairly active discussions about putting it on All Access,” Moonves said. “The product is doing better. The NFL is still extremely important to us. We’re hoping that we’re able to reach an agreement with them to link it even better.”