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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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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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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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Most HD Streams are around 3-4Mbps a second The minimum commercial internet bandwidth by me is 100Mbps T-Mobile and Verizon 5G are also well north of 100. The bars could offer 20 games at a time with no issue. Bandwidth is not and won’t be an issue

I have streamed the super bowl the last 4 years with zero issues
UP TO 100Mbps not all area have the same backhual and rural areas? also what is the high speed cap on that 5G?
it can be as low as 50GB and that will not last to long with 4+ streams.
 

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If you go strictly a la carte, a few things will happen:
1) You'll pay more per channel and get less content
2) You'll get less channels because the channel provider might decide that they don't have enough subs for a channel and just end it, and that channel might be one YOU watch. For example perhaps you watch Discover Channel and History Channel and Discovery Networks which own both, decides that not enough people are watching History so they disband it. Now you lose a channel you enjoyed. if they were bundled, you'd still get both.
3) You'll get much more consolidation of content, so not as many opportunities to watch a show because now 3 channels worth of content will be on only one channel.
Now for sports will teams try some antitrust cases to get?

Not be forced to sell there local team packaged with ESPN / others?

The right to sell there local feed to anyone anywhere? / The right for the one team out of market package to not need you to buy the local teams rsn feed?

Some kind of lower cost local team games only ESPN?
 

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You really have no idea about what is is happening in the streaming market, do you?

Netflix losing 1% of its subs doesn't mean they are running back to Cable/Sat.

The large of number of streamers - Netflix, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Paramount, AMC+, Hulu, the list goes on - have allowed subs to pick and choose a month or 2 of each service, with no penalty for canceling.
When they launched, they knew they could not charge for a 12 month subscription, and they are now realizing consumers have figured out how to watch them all 1 or 2 months at a time.

It's basically all streaming services for $150 or so each year.

Since all those streaming networks see what's happening, they now know they need to get into sports programming, because that is now the ONLY content that must be consumed live.

Before you tell us ad nauseum about your hatred of streaming and its imminent death knell, you might want to learn a thing or 2 about how the market has evolved.
and then people will want 1 service, 1 bill , 1 set of multi streaming rules, 1 ui, 1 box per tv you know like cable today
 

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They may not now, but they will. I'd bet that even with them only POSSIBLY getting ST, they are already working on the infrastructure needed. This is APPLE who has more money than everyone on this forum combined in cash on hand. To think that they haven't thought this through is pretty darn short sighted.
apple does have there own data centers for the most part they use things like AWS / google.
 

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"Hello, I'd like to open a business account with DIRECTV."
"Okay, what's the name of your establishment?"
"It's, ummm.....it's a bar. It's called...ummm....The Garage. A real down home, blue collar place. Really small place."
"Sounds fun! What's your maximum seating capacity?"
Counts seats on the garage couch and workbench chair. "Uhhhh....four. Four seats."
Or just get an canadian satellite system and get International Series games ,THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL , (alot of Sunday ticket games on the time shifting / USA channels)
 

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Speculation from June that pushes a pro DirecTV position. I believe there is a possibility for commercial accounts due to DirecTV for Business' history of providing streaming feeds to businesses via Satellite (ESPN+ and Amazon TNF to name two). Residential satellite carriage of content a streamer bought as an exclusive? No. Don't expect that. NFL ST is going Bye Bye on DIRECTV and only a bid of billions of dollars that DIRECTV will change that outcome.

We have already had exhaustive discussions about the right time to announce next year's exclusive. My educated guess is just after the last game of the regular season when DIRECTV ceases carrying NFL ST. But the announcement could be delayed in to January. For reasons please re-read this thread.
all it takes is 1-2 weeks of an streaming only meltdown for the NFL to offer it to directv / cable systems.
 
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