NFL rights deals signed in Germany, Netherlands

Online streaming website, owned by digital sports media company Perform, has acquired rights to the NFL in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, while pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports will broadcast the American football league in the Netherlands.

Spox will offer free live streaming of 50 regular-season games during the 2015 season, which began on Thursday.

The service opened with the Dallas Cowboys’ dramatic 27-26 victory over the New York Giants yesterday (Sunday) and will continue today with the Monday Night Football clashes between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles, along with the San Francisco 49ers’ match-up with the Minnesota Vikings.

Meanwhile, Fox Sports has agreed a five-year deal for NFL rights in the Netherlands, running from 2015 to 2019. Fox Sports will provide live coverage of at least four regular-season games per week, with the contract also including rights to the Super Bowl across the term of the agreement.