The NFL has announced plans to limit games on mobile phones and tablets to one per league team and three per game, in addition to restricting the use of cameras during games, to make it easier for fans to enjoy the game.
The decision is the latest step toward bringing more sports games onto smartphones and tablets, and comes at a time when some companies are pushing to bring more sports to the Web.
The NFL announced its new rules last month, and the league’s chief content officer, Brian McCarthy, said the league has already seen “significant” growth in its mobile audience.
According to McCarthy, the league expects to see an increase in viewership from the devices, especially during the playoffs, when the most-watched event in sports on mobile is the Super Bowl.
But that’s not all: the league is also working to stream games to television and online viewers through a partnership with DirecTV.
“The NFL’s mobile experience is evolving quickly and our players, coaches, and other team members are working hard to bring their passion and passion for the game to more and more fans on the go,” McCarthy said in a statement.
“We are committed to ensuring that the best possible experience for our fans is available on mobile and we’re excited to work with our partners and partners around the world to help make that happen.”