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Yahoo will stream first-ever 'Internet-only' NFL game broadcast

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 13:56:19-04

If you live in the Buffalo, New York, or Jacksonville, Florida, metropolitan areas, you can watch the Bills-Jaguars game from London's Wembley Stadium on your TV.

If you don't, you'd better "Yahoo" it.

Yahoo announced that it will be the carrier of the first-ever Internet-centered broadcast of an NFL game when it carries the contest live at 9:30 a.m. ET Oct. 25. 

CNN reports that Yahoo bought the broadcast rights for $10 million. The game will be streamed for free.

The NFL has TV contracts through 2022, which guarantee that fans in teams' home markets will be able to watch games on TV, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

However, it shows that there could be a shift toward more Internet-centered broadcasts of NFL games outside of home team markets in the future, and perhaps completely Internet years into the future.

Stay tuned, both literally and figuratively.

Jay Sorgi, a lifelong sports fanatic, is an editor for WIsports.com. He's also a reporter for 620WTMJ and the Packers Radio Network.