Verizon and NFL reach digital streaming agreement

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NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc and the National Football League have reached an agreement for a multi-year digital streaming deal, Verizon said on Monday.

Under the five-year deal, Verizon renews its agreement to stream NFL games on its mobile devices but loses its exclusive rights to the airings.

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"Verizon's portfolio of premium digital and mobile media properties, including Yahoo Sports, will stream in-market and national games, including national pre-season, regular season, playoff games, and the Super Bowl nationwide to sports fans ��� regardless of mobile network," Verizon, the no. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, said in a statement.

The partnership takes effect in January.

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Peter Cooney)