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NFL, Microsoft strike deal to enhance fans' TV viewing of games/D* implications?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fireponcoal, May 22, 2013.

  1. fireponcoal

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  2. MysteryMan

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    Sounds good but time will tell. Broadcast technology has come a long way but is still plagued with "technical difficulties". One of the games I watched last season was delayed for a lengthy period of time because half the stadium lights went out.
     
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    I'm sure Bill Belicheat & the Patriots will get hackers to get plays and stuff from the tablets the coaches will hypothetically use.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Initially, at least, it sounds like it will be available for local games. May be added access for games that you get via Sunday Ticket. The latter part may affect any deal between the NFL and DirecTV or any other entity they enter into agreement with. We will see how it plays out. It may be a big success or it may flop.

    There are have experiments of this type before. Some have worked.
     
  5. JoeTheDragon

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    But will fox / nbc / cbs / espn play ball? They have a lot of pull and they don't like stuff like the dish hopper.
     
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    They have pull until the people of America start putting money more directly into the NFL's pockets, thus, network television and advertisers start making less money because people won't stand for it anymore.
     
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    And you think "the people of America" can generate the same amount of revenue that CBS, NBC, Fox, and ESPN can combined?
     

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