Subscribe to our email newsletter for news updates →
placeholder image

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Netflix Will Be the Home to Live NFL Games This Christmas Day

May 15, 2024 at 7:26 AM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
The following press release was provided by NFL Communications.

NEW YORK — Netflix has an early Christmas gift for you – but it won't fit under the tree. On Dec. 25, 2024, Netflix will be the global home of the NFL's two Christmas Day marquee games. And mark your calendar for Christmas Day in 2025 and 2026 when Netflix will be streaming at least one holiday game each year as part of this three-season deal.

Netflix has been playing ball with the NFL for a couple of years now beginning with the hit series "Quarterback" in 2023. This summer, "Receiver" is set to premiere on Netflix and will follow five of the NFL's best pass catchers through their 2023 season on and off the field: Davante Adams (Las Vegas Raiders), Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings), George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers), Deebo Samuel (San Francisco 49ers) and Amon-Ra St. Brown (Detroit Lions).

"Last year, we decided to take a big bet on live — tapping into massive fandoms across comedy, reality TV, sports and more," said Bela Bajaria, Netflix chief content officer. "There are no live annual events, sports or otherwise, that compare with the audiences NFL football attracts. We're so excited that the NFL's Christmas Day games will be only on Netflix."

"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, NFL 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."

OK, but what teams will be served up along with the turkey, stuffing and eggnog? The NFL will announce its full 2024 schedule tonight —including the Christmas Day matchups — on NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL App and NFL+ at 8 p.m. ET. Check back afterward for an update!

The NFL launched Yuletide games in 1971 before bringing them back on a semi-regular basis in 1989. Since 2020, they've been a holiday staple with last year's three Christmas games ranking among the top 25 most viewed TV programs of 2023; the Raiders versus Chiefs match (yes, Taylor Swift and Santa Claus attended) drew the highest Christmas Day viewership since 1988. In total, the NFL has staged 30 Christmas contests. In keeping with the NFL's long-standing holiday tradition, the Netflix Christmas Day games will air on broadcast TV in the competing team cities, and be available on U.S. mobile devices with NFL+.
Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Watch: Netflix 'Receiver' trailer featuring 49ers' Deebo Samuel and George Kittle

By Site Staff
Jun 13

Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming NFL series, "Receiver." Following the success of "Quarterback," this new series delves deeper into the game by focusing on the players who catch the passes. San Francisco 49ers fans will be excited to see wide receiver Deebo...


placeholder image

Six 49ers stars land in NFL merchandise rankings

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

After representing the NFC in last season's Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers are once again poised as championship contenders for the upcoming 2024 season. The team has been to four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls over the past five seasons. Success begets...


placeholder image

10 highest-paid NFL QBs: Will 49ers' Brock Purdy top the list next year?

By David Bonilla
Jun 13

It doesn't seem that long ago when the Kansas City Chiefs signed Patrick Mahomes to a jaw-dropping 10-year, $450 million contract. That $45 million annual salary now looks like a bargain for the NFL's best quarterback. Eight quarterbacks now earn more annually than the...


placeholder image

The Athletic: 49ers among NFL's biggest offseason 'losers'

By David Bonilla
4 hrs

Here's a bold headline for you: The San Francisco 49ers are among the biggest offseason losers. Mike Jones of The Athletic recently declared that in his offseason assessment of NFL teams. While he named the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and Philadelphia Eagles among the biggest...


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone