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Majority of Americans would opt for NFL pause rather than closed doors play

The majority of Americans would rather the NFL season not begin in September than be played behind closed doors. A new study by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University has found that 70% of Americans do not want the league to start should current social distancing measures remain in place through to […]

Sports bodies call on US to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy priority list

FIFA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UEFA and a range of US sports bodies have called on the US government to keep Saudi Arabia on its priority watchlist on the eve of a review into the Kingdom’s piracy activities.  The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office is currently holding public hearings in its annual review […]

Google receives DMCA takedown request for NFL VPN streaming guides

A DMCA takedown notice has been sent to Google on behalf of the NFL, requesting the removal of sixteen URLs that “promote the use of their software to illegally stream NFL games.” As first spotted by TorrentFreak, the DMCA request was sent by British IT reseller NetResult on behalf of the NFL and cites 16 […]

NFL expands OverTier partnership to 181 countries

The NFL and OverTier have announced an expansion to their partnership for the latter to operate NFL Game Pass. Bruin-owned OverTier has held the rights to operate NFL Game Pass, the sports league’s premium subscription OTT service, in Europe since 2017 but this new agreement expands its reach into 181 countries and territories worldwide.  These […]

New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]

Pluto TV launches classic NFL channel

ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV has announced a partnership with the National Football League (NFL) to launch a new channel.  The NFL Channel is designed to celebrate “the NFL’s iconic and classic moments spanning over a decade of past seasons” and launches to complement the NFL’s 100th season.  More specifically, the ad-supported channel will be a curated […]

DAZN considers NFL bid

OTT sports disruptor DAZN is considering a bid for NFL broadcast rights, the company’s CEO has revealed. Speaking to Bloomberg, CEO Len Blavatnik said: “We’re definitely interested in looking at the NFL rights. Our strategy is to be a major player in sports rights via OTT, and the US and Canada have the highest penetration […]

NFL agrees global highlights deal with Facebook

The National Football League (NFL) has agreed a multiyear, worldwide deal to post match highlights on Facebook. The NFL will make official highlights from all 256 regular season games, as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl, available to people globally on the social network. Facebook users will be able to tune in by following the […]

Report: Amazon agrees NFL streaming deal

Amazon has reportedly reached a deal to stream Thursday night American football during the forthcoming 2017/18 NFL season. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times both reported that Amazon had agreed to pay around US$50 million for the 10 Thursday night games – roughly five times the amount Twitter agreed to pay for the […]

OpenTV files suit against NFL

Kudelski Group’s OpenTV unit has filed a patent infringement suit against the US National Football League’s NFL Enterprises in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit alleges that NFL infringed seven US patents owned by OpenTV and identifies the infringing products and services as NFL’s streaming, interactive video content experience […]

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