Maybe CBS sells them those rights, but it won't give you the NFL on your phone, because the NFL sold exclusive mobile rights to Verizon. It won't give you any NFL game you want on CBS, just the game on your "local" station (I guess the address on the credit card you used to subscribe, not sure how they will determine that) since the NFL sold exclusive rights to out of market games to Directv for NFL Sunday Ticket. As usual the writers of those sensational "next big thing" articles don't have the full story. Just like they said Directv would offer 100 channels for $35, but it turns out that's only the introductory pricing, but the real price will be $55, and is missing local stations in most markets at that price. They were all hyping Directv Now as the next big thing a couple months ago, but it turned out to be the revolutionary product they said it would so they've moved on to the next one. DirecTV Now still struggling with NFL blackout issue | FierceCable When this one turns out to not be all they're promising they'll move to hyping the Apple streaming product they've been rumor mongering about for years but maybe Apple has never even been working on, or maybe Comcast will be ready to launch some sort of streaming TV product and they'll talk about how this will be big because Comcast is going to be cannibalizing their own market until it launches and they find the gotchas. If the Youtube Unplugged service gets the rights to carry CBS, but they can't reach agreement with ABC or NBC (because Disney and Comcast may see Google as a threat) and Directv Now is missing locals in most markets that aren't O&O, and Sling is selling you an OTA adapter to cure that deficiency in their product, and Vue has shortcomings of its own and so on then what? You can save money by streaming, but you have to compromise because there's some stuff you won't have access to. That's pretty much like the situation you already had, where you can get a cheap package from a lot of providers like Directv's Choice but it is missing a few channels you really would have wanted.