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Goodell is deluded if he thinks this is a simple matter of flipping a switch. DIRECTV has spent years trying to perfect the product and they still have issues. That it can be rolled out from scratch in 12 months or less on a largely open platform is probably optimistic.
 

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Goodell is deluded if he thinks this is a simple matter of flipping a switch. DIRECTV has spent years trying to perfect the product and they still have issues. That it can be rolled out from scratch in 12 months or less on a largely open platform is probably optimistic.
I think it will be fine. Change always gets people nervous, especially for so many who like the current system, have gotten a lot of freebies over the years and fear losing it. Baseball has done multiple game steams for years now, and it works. There's the usual streaming in restaurant and bars issue, but I think that will be worked out too. Everyone thinks things can't possibly work a new way, until it can.
 

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Goodell is deluded if he thinks this is a simple matter of flipping a switch. DIRECTV has spent years trying to perfect the product and they still have issues. That it can be rolled out from scratch in 12 months or less on a largely open platform is probably optimistic.
and how fast will CBS and FOX sue if this new provider really messed up the black outs or they just put there hands up and said black outs are to hard so there will be none.
 

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and how fast will CBS and FOX sue if this new provider really messed up the black outs or they just put there hands up and said black outs are to hard so there will be none.
I doubt blackouts will be left up to the service that land ST. Blackouts are from the league and the new service can't just ignore them.
 

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It's so funny how you all think that these streamers have gone into this blind with no plan, no infrastructure and you think that DirecTV is the ONLY one who could handle it. ESPN has been streaming multiple games for years as has MLB, and others. It's doable, it's not going to be the issue you all think it will be. You just want status quo because it benefits you. This actually opens it up to more subscribers, which is the goal of the NFL anyway and fans should applaud it, especially those who could never get line of sight for satellite (of course there are places without bandwidth too).
 

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It's so funny how you all think that these streamers have gone into this blind with no plan, no infrastructure and you think that DirecTV is the ONLY one who could handle it. ESPN has been streaming multiple games for years as has MLB, and others. It's doable, it's not going to be the issue you all think it will be. You just want status quo because it benefits you. This actually opens it up to more subscribers, which is the goal of the NFL anyway and fans should applaud it, especially those who could never get line of sight for satellite (of course there are places without bandwidth too).
Agree. There may be some glitches but they will fix them. It is not rocket science.
 

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Goodell is an idiot. Putting NFL Sunday Ticket on a streaming service will be a disaster. Too many folks who live in rural areas that don’t have reliable high speed internet service are going to be screwed out of seeing NFL Games.
 

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Goodell is an idiot. Putting NFL Sunday Ticket on a streaming service will be a disaster. Too many folks who live in rural areas that don’t have reliable high speed internet service are going to be screwed out of seeing NFL Games.
The amount of subscribers that live in a rural area that don't have high speed internet and that would subscribe to Sunday Ticket is likely a rounding error in accounting. Hardly a "disaster".
 

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Baseball has done multiple game steams for years now, and it works. There's the usual streaming in restaurant and bars issue, but I think that will be worked out too. Everyone thinks things can't possibly work a new way, until it can.
If the NFL rights situation was anything like that of MLB or MLS, you might have an argument.

My observation isn't just about who gets to see the games but also what hoops the winner will have to go through to validate that each view is in accordance with the rules. DIRECTV has a very tidy access control system in place where streaming can be considerably more difficult (especially with respect to viewing location).
 

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My observation isn't just about who gets to see the games but also what hoops the winner will have to go through to validate that each view is in accordance with the rules. DIRECTV has a very tidy access control system in place where streaming can be considerably more difficult (especially with respect to viewing location).
and they have setups that work good for restaurant and bars on the access side (as well the chain locations where each site is on it's own)

At least ESPN+ get's it and let's people like Joe Hand Promotions deal with the commercial side of things and they use streaming, cable , and directv

NBC pub pass seems to have on screen logs for it to check for pirating.

Is amazon or apple ready for that?

does apple have the Business tools for easy use at the local restaurant level that does not need high cost apple hardware?

does amazon have an AWS like AMI light that can be easy for the local restaurant staff to deal with it?? with out forcing say main office IT to disable things like 2fa / lock outs / etc for just the full domain just so it's easy for the restaurant staff to work there local tv devices?

some places may have to unplug the directv boxes and just use the streaming devices one day an week and dealing with passwords / logins that need to be reset / reloaded / reauthed each weak may be an pain.
 

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Goodell is an idiot. Putting NFL Sunday Ticket on a streaming service will be a disaster. Too many folks who live in rural areas that don’t have reliable high speed internet service are going to be screwed out of seeing NFL Games.
There is said to be less the 2 million total subscribers as it stands today. If you think the nfl cares about the amount of rural customers they could lose you have a serious blind eye to what’s been going on
 
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and they have setups that work good for restaurant and bars on the access side (as well the chain locations where each site is on it's own)

At least ESPN+ get's it and let's people like Joe Hand Promotions deal with the commercial side of things and they use streaming, cable , and directv

NBC pub pass seems to have on screen logs for it to check for pirating.

Is amazon or apple ready for that?

does apple have the Business tools for easy use at the local restaurant level that does not need high cost apple hardware?

does amazon have an AWS like AMI light that can be easy for the local restaurant staff to deal with it?? with out forcing say main office IT to disable things like 2fa / lock outs / etc for just the full domain just so it's easy for the restaurant staff to work there local tv devices?

some places may have to unplug the directv boxes and just use the streaming devices one day an week and dealing with passwords / logins that need to be reset / reloaded / reauthed each weak may be an pain.
Or commercial establishments won’t have access to it and life moved on
 
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Well pirating is against the law. Shame on the commercial establishment.
well some places did use an home account for other things but if there is no commercial at all then things may get messy fast. (at least some places in the usa may be in range to get shaw direct / bell satellite tv) at the steaming service may need to send people out to bars to be an snitch as there will be no internet traffic logs to make it easy to see that home is pulling 8+ feeds at the same time.

when Canada tried steaming only an few years ago for it was still on cable / sat for commercial and very quirky after some big tech fails they let cable / sat go back to selling to home users.

When does the deal end with others like cable bahamas and other Caribbean cable systems?
 
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