Starting From February, Apple will sponsor the Super Bowl halftime show
The National Football League announced on Thursday that it had secured a multiyear agreement with Apple Music to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show, starting with the championship game of American football in February 2023.
The Super Bowl halftime show has evolved into a showcase, showcasing artists like The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, and Madonna. The Super Bowl is typically the most watched television event of the year in the United States.
Over 120 million viewers watched the 2022 Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, which featured Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. Super Bowl LVII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Glendale, Ariz.
The tie up will be a key promotional platform for Apple, which has been associated with music since 2001 when it introduced the iPod digital music player.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Apple is among a number of companies bidding to become the next home for the NFL Sunday Ticket, a package that lets fans watch every Sunday football game, according to sources familiar with the matter. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.