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AT&T could drop DirecTV deal if NFL doesn’t play ball

AT&T could drop DirecTV deal if NFL doesn’t play ball

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.

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Super Bowl to block live stream watching to make way for tweets and posts

Super Bowl to block live stream watching to make way for tweets and posts

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.

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NFL, MLB join the Aereo legal pile-on in Supreme Court petition

NFL, MLB join the Aereo legal pile-on in Supreme Court petition

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.

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Microsoft Xbox One and Surface NFL partnership bears fruit, features detailed

Microsoft Xbox One and Surface NFL partnership bears fruit, features detailed

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.

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Verizon bringing more live-streamed NFL games to customers in 2014

Verizon bringing more live-streamed NFL games to customers in 2014

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.

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Microsoft Surface to be used on NFL sidelines

Microsoft Surface to be used on NFL sidelines

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.

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Twitter spoiler cut-back tipped for 2013 NFL Draft

Twitter spoiler cut-back tipped for 2013 NFL Draft

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.

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NFL and CBS teaming up to stream Super Bowl XLVII online

NFL and CBS teaming up to stream Super Bowl XLVII online

Last year's Super Bowl marked the first time that the big game was streaming online for free, and to say the least, it was a big success, with over 2.1 million people tuning in on their computers. It shouldn't come as a surprise then that the NFL and CBS are teaming up to stream America's game once again come February 3.

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Sony and DirecTV bringing NFL Sunday Ticket to PS3

Sony and DirecTV bringing NFL Sunday Ticket to PS3

Sony and DirecTV have announced that they've teamed up once again this year to bring PS3 owners access to NFL Sunday Ticket. The two companies did the same thing last year, but there's one key difference this time around: the price. Users "without access" to DirecTV can get NFL Sunday Ticket on PS3 for $299.95, which - even though it sounds pretty expensive - is a bit cheaper than it was last year.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admits he illegally streamed Super Bowl last year

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admits he illegally streamed Super Bowl last year

At Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady will pretty much have the best seat in the house. But last year was a bit different - he was in Costa Rica and couldn't exactly tune in to watch the game on TV. So he did what any good football fan would have done. He watched it on an illegal Super Bowl website. For shame, Tom. For shame. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Giants fan.

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EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

EA’s Madden NFL 12 chooses NY Giants to win Super Bowl

Yep, it's that time of year. For the tech heads out there, the Super Bowl means it's time to look for HDTV sales, get excited about geek-oriented Super Bowl ads...and see what team was predicted to win by the most sophisticated football video game in the industry. According to an official Madden NFL 12 simulation, the New York Giants will be the victors in Sunday's big match but it will be one heck of a close race.

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Super Bowl to be streamed online for the first time, as well as on iOS and Android

Super Bowl to be streamed online for the first time, as well as on iOS and Android

There is, bar none, no other televised, live event in the country that commands as much popularity and viewing numbers as the annual NFL Super Bowl. Last year's sporting event drew over 100 million viewers. In a major announcement today, NBC and the National Football League today released their decision that the upcoming championship game of the professional football league will be the first one that will be "streamed online and to mobile phones." As an avid football fan, what more can I say, than, "truly awesome"?

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