The NFL is about to give its athletes a technological boost, with plans being in place to embed tracking sensors in shoulder pads for the upcoming season. Reports USA Today, this represents the first so-called "live phase" of a project the NFL hopes will bolster the experience for fans and improve training.
If you’re already excited for football season, we’ve got some good news for you. Apple TV will reportedly be getting NFL Now, the league-controlled digital experience announced earlier this year. More mobile-centric than other Apple TV offerings, it’s still the first time Apple TV is getting a dedicated football menu item.
NFL season is here, with the preseason kickoff having just finished last night. And like last year's NFL, Microsoft is once again making sure its presence, and its products, are felt both inside the stadium and in your homes, with another batch of Surface Pro hybrids on the sidelines and a fresh NFL app not just for the Xbox One but, for the first time, for Windows 8 as well.
Access to sports content of various sorts has always been a sticky subject for cord-cutters -- those who eschew traditional cable for set-top boxes and video streaming services. For NFL fans, that issue has been addressed in part by the National Football League, which today revealed that both Roku and Amazon has become distribution partners for NFL Now.
A regulatory filing for the AT&T acquisition of DirecTV shows the deal could go pear-shaped if the NFL doesn’t play ball. Sunday Ticket, DirecTV’s popular NFL package, is up for renewal. If they can’t come up with an amicable new deal with the NFL, DirecTV and AT&T could go their separate ways.
In every large gathering or event today, you'll see crowds of people holding up their smartphones or tablets to snap up the experience and share it with the world. To help make that new behavior as painless as possible, the NFL has decided ahead of time that it will prevent people inside the stadium from watching live video streams during the Super Bowl XLVIII match between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.
The National Football League and Major League Baseball have filed a petition with the US Supreme Court arguing that antenna-streaming service Aereo violates copyright law and should be stopped by legal injunction. The petition is an amicus ("friend-of-the-court") brief in support of the four major TV broadcasters, whose most recent of many failures to stop Aereo occurred in a New Court Court of Appeals suit. The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case sometime in 2014.
Football season is here and Microsoft wants to be a big part of it, redefining the way sports fans experience the game. When Microsoft unveiled its next-gen gaming console, it also announced a partnership with NFL to bring a new football experience in your living room. Now we're getting more information about new features that will be hitting not only the Xbox One but the Surface tablet as well.
Verizon and the NFL have had a tight-knit relationship for a few years now, and it's about to become even more intimate as the two have signed a multi-year extension to their partnership that will not only extend the current NFL features on Verizon devices, but will bring even more live-streamed games to customers starting in 2014.
Yesterday when Microsoft announced the Xbox One, they also announced a partnership with the NFL that would see an immersive NFL experience come to the new console, as well as some Microsoft technology coming to sidelines next season. However, during the keynote, the company didn't specify what exactly would be coming to sidelines, but now we that Surface tablets will hitting the NFL in a big way.
While the 2012 NFL Draft was marred online by insider parties using Twitter to announce picks before television broadcasts could so so themselves, sources this week are making clear a new expected etiquette of those present at the event. The word being used this week by news officials is "speculation": before the NFL commissioner makes an announcement, mum's the word. Even so, hard-and-fast rules on this situation appear to be able to be bent, just so long as they're not broken.