Netflix to broadcast NFL's Christmas Day games

League: NFL

Posted on: 15 May, 2024 at 07:38 PM

Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

As the streaming service pointed out with Wednesday's announcement, you can't spell Netflix without NFL.

Netflix has landed a three-year deal to serve as the exclusive host for two Dec. 25 games in 2024 and at least one game on the holiday in both 2025 and 2026.

"There are no live annual events, sports or otherwise, that compare with the audiences NFL football attracts," Netflix chief content officer Bela Bajaria said. "We're so excited that the NFL's Christmas Day games will be only on Netflix."

The 2024 Christmas Day lineup feature two games that could be key in the AFC playoff picture: the Kansas City Chiefs at the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Houston Texans.

"We couldn't be more excited to be the first professional sports league to partner with Netflix to bring live games to fans around the world," said Hans Schroeder, the NFL's executive vice president of media distribution.

"The NFL on Christmas has become a tradition and to partner with Netflix, a service whose biggest day of the year is typically this holiday, is the perfect combination to grow this event globally for NFL fans."

Netflix has had a partnership with the NFL for the past couple of years, starting with the hit series "Quarterback" in 2023. This summer, "Receiver" will chronicle the on- and off-field adventures of five of the league's best pass-catchers during the 2023 season: Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Amon-Ra St. Brown.

--Field Level Media