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Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

NHL Center Ice, the sports package for out-of-market satellite and cable subscribers, is now available to those who prefer to stream their entertainment. Sling TV has announced that has integrated NHL Center Ice with its platform, making it the first streaming service to offer the hockey portal. The addition comes shortly after the start of the 2021 NHL season, giving hockey fans who don't have traditional pay-TV a new option for watching the games.

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The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

Back in the late 2000s, when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just getting going, I was convinced that those services would change the way we watch TV. Even back then, it wasn't difficult to envision a future where cable wasn't the only way we watched shows. Fast forward to today and things have largely panned out as expected. The streaming market is fragmented as everyone attempts to build out their own streaming services, yes, but these days you can get along just fine with a few streaming subscriptions, which still comes in at less than the cost of a cable package.

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Betting on drone races is now a thing, but only in some states

Betting on drone races is now a thing, but only in some states

The Drone Racing League has teamed up with DraftKings to launch drone race betting in some states, the two companies have announced, making DRL races the first of their kind open to legal betting. At this point in time, only a handful of states have made it legal to bet on drone races, but regulatory approval is likely to come from other states in the future.

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ESPN+ annual cost is going up months after last price hike

ESPN+ annual cost is going up months after last price hike

The latest streaming subscription to get a substantial price increase is ESPN+, the standalone option for sports fans who don't have a traditional cable or satellite service. This new price increase impacts the annual subscription rate for those who prefer to pay for a full year upfront; it comes only a few months after the monthly price increase.

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COVID-19 vaccine timeline reckons NFL 2021 season is “possible”

COVID-19 vaccine timeline reckons NFL 2021 season is “possible”

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke this week about the future of COVID-19 and action dates for vaccines in the USA. Dr. Fauci suggested that vaccines going through official approval schedules now will be available to the "highest-priority people" starting from the end of December, 2020. Highest-priority vaccinations will take place through January, February, March, then on to the general public. Per Dr. Fauci, potentially full NFL stadiums in September of 2021 are "possible."

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Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

If you're planning to watch the Cardinals and 49ers battle it out next month, you'll need to use Twitch or Prime Video -- unless you happen to live in Phoenix or San Francisco, in which case you'll be able to catch it through the local broadcast stations. The deal was announced by the NFL, which notes that it will also make the game available to eligible mobile users.

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2022 Genesis G70 receives a mild facelift and new performance tech

2022 Genesis G70 receives a mild facelift and new performance tech

The 2022 Genesis G70 is among the last in Genesis’ portfolio to receive the brand’s new ‘Athletic Elegance’ design idiom. First seen in the G90, G80, and all-new GV80 luxury SUV, the 2022 G70 now has sleek quad headlamps and taillights, a bold crest grille, and a slew of performance tech. Making its first public appearance in its hometown of South Korea, it seems Genesis is intent on cementing its grasp in the luxury-sports sedan category.

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2K Games describes NBA 2K21 unskippable ad as a bug

2K Games describes NBA 2K21 unskippable ad as a bug

With gaming on consoles, PCs, and even mobile becoming an even more lucrative industry, it's really no surprise that brands see it as the next fertile land for advertising revenue. Some might have even come to accept that as a sad fact of life, just like web ads, especially on free to play titles. But when you're paying dozens of dollars, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by an ad you can't escape from. That's the surprising situation NBA 2K21 players found themselves in and, according to the game's publisher, it was simply an honest error.

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NHL 94 Rewind revives a classic to tempt your NHL 21 pre-order

NHL 94 Rewind revives a classic to tempt your NHL 21 pre-order

Even if you don't like sports games, there's a pretty good chance you've heard about how much people love NHL 94. The mid-90s hockey game is widely revered as a classic in sports game circles, and it certainly seems to be the game which all subsequent NHL games have been measured against. It's about to get something a revival, but perhaps in a limited form that NHL video game fans won't be too fond of.

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YouTube TV is about to lose some sports channels after months of talks

YouTube TV is about to lose some sports channels after months of talks

YouTube TV subscribers are about to lose access to some sports networks when a months-long extension expires next month. The issue is between YouTube and Sinclair and their apparent inability to agree on terms for a new contract. As a result, YouTube TV was facing a loss of FOX Regional Sports Networks back in February, but a last-minute extension prevented that from happening. That same extension will expire on October 1 and there's still no deal to report.

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NFL will use pre-recorded audio to help fans forget about empty stadiums

NFL will use pre-recorded audio to help fans forget about empty stadiums

Though the next NFL season will proceed with its kickoff being only days away, it'll look quite a bit different than past seasons, and you already know why. The pandemic is still underway, particularly in the US, and social distancing remains a key way to reduce the spread of the disease. For obvious reasons, packed stadiums aren't an option right now, meaning there won't be many people cheering.

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EA pulls UFC 4 in-game commercials after massive backlash

EA pulls UFC 4 in-game commercials after massive backlash

Advertisements have been around since the earliest days of mass media and they have reviled just as long. While some ads can be tasteful, ingenious, and even entertaining, most are just "in your face" attempts to grab consumers' attention. While those have more or less been accepted facts of life in some media, like print and the Web, other channels actually have ways to make consumers' voices be heard, something that EA Games learned the hard way in its latest attempt to put full-on commercials in the middle of a video game.

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