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FanCode acquires NFL streaming rights in India

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for the NFL in a multi-season deal with the American football league.

FanCode has got rights for five live games per week during the regular season and coverage of the post-season including the Super Bowl.

Prasana Krishnan, one of the co-founders of FanCode, and a former executive at Indian sports pay-television broadcasters Sony Pictures Networks and Neo Sports, said: “Sports fans in India today have access to some of the biggest global sporting properties. The addition of the biggest American sports league, the NFL, is certainly a big addition to the sports streaming universe in India. Our partnership with the NFL will enable fans extensive access to live games, insights and highlights from a sport that promises adrenaline rush and non-stop edge-of-the-seat action.”

FanCode provides sports video streaming, text news and analysis, fantasy sports statistics and tips, and other sports related content via its mobile app and website. It has agreed several streaming rights deals recently, including rights for NBA basketball, Indian I-League football, and cricket properties including the Bangladesh Premier League and the recent West Indies v Ireland series. It also has rights for football from the Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian Pro League.

FanCode is owned by Indian fantasy sports operator Dream11. Alongside Krishnan, its other co-founder is Yannick Colaco, former managing director for the NBA in India.