ESPN Plus streams its first exclusive NFL game on October 30th

Miami Dolphins v Jacksonville Jaguars
Trevor Lawrence at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 17, 2021, in London, England. | Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Last year when the NFL signed new broadcasting deals, they included a healthy package of digital distribution streaming rights for Disney (ESPN Plus), Amazon, NBCUniversal (Peacock), Fox (Tubi), and CBS (Paramount Plus). The deal between the NFL and Disney included one international game that will be exclusive to ESPN Plus streaming, starting with the 2022 season, and now they’ve announced that game will be the Broncos vs. Jaguars matchup in London on October 30th.

The ESPN Plus exclusive game is going to be an annual occurrence through 2033, but since it’s restricted to an international match, a 9AM game with the Jaguars playing looks like less of a draw for Disney’s streaming bundle than anything Star Wars or Marvel-related.

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Author: Richard Lawler