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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

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    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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  3. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    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

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    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

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    But will fox / nbc / cbs / espn play ball? They have a lot of pull and they don't like stuff like the dish hopper.
  6. Eksynyt

    Eksynyt Icon

    Feb 8, 2008
    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.
  7. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    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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