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NFL to block streaming video inside Super Bowl stadium

By Shawn Knight
Jan 28, 2014
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  1. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 80,000 spectators will converge on MetLife Stadium this Sunday to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. And while officials have worked with Verizon for more than a year...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,369   +405

    Will I be watching? Is that a joke question? I live in Seattle and am a season ticket holder to the Seahawks. GO HAWKS!! :D
     
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,965   +389

    I dont care which team wins, I just want payton manning to win. so go broncos.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    "NFL to block streaming video inside Super Bowl stadium"

    They could fix this if everyone didn't need their own bandwidth slice. A TV broadcast bandwidth doesn't increase due to the number of watchers. The stadium could do a low strength Over-The-Air broadcast to give anyone inside coverage. If only the phones were setup as a receiver for an OTA broadcast, this issue could be averted.
     
  5. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Member Posts: 102   +25

    I'm curious how they are going to do that if someone is using their own (I.E. Sprint) network to do that. While also not blocking it for other people. Are they going to shut it down at the tower? that would block everyone in the area, not just the arena. Or is it just in their NFL app? There are multiple ways to do it (stream). Or are they going to do a cell block in the stadium?

    I can see them blocking it on the stadium's wi-fi but...
     
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  6. NimbusTLD

    NimbusTLD TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Yea I just watch it for the commercials, I just can't get enough of them. Couldn't give a rat's *** about those big men running around on grass between those tasty corporate messages.

    Seriously, do people like that exist?
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    @NimbusTLD
    Only when there isn't anything to my liking on to watch. And after a few minutes even the commercials grow old and the TV is turned off. When it comes to sports, I don't stick around for the commercials either.
     
  8. NimbusTLD

    NimbusTLD TS Rookie Posts: 24

    @cliffordcooley

    Wow. Interesting! I find it baffling that people view ads by choice. I thought most people simply tolerated them as a unavoidable facet of modern life. I go out of my way to avoid ads.
     
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,965   +389

    If you guys dont know, its sort of traditional for the super bowl ads to be as funny as humanly possible. (although occasionally you get stupid/tasteless ones).Thats why people watch the super bowl for commercials.
     
  10. NimbusTLD

    NimbusTLD TS Rookie Posts: 24

    @ikesmasher

    Ok, I didn't know that. I have never properly lived in the USA. Makes a little more sense now. Thanks for the education guys :)
     
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  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    At one time the commercials didn't suck as bad as they do now.
     
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,482   +233

    I enjoy a good football game from time to time but mostly college level. I know about Superbowl ads but I rarely care to watch them. I've kind of perfected the art of looking at TV commercials but not paying any attention to them. I do watch some commercials, just not most of them.
     
  13. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    When NFL players made it all about the size of their salaries, and quit caring about the fun of the game, I quit watching pro football. Besides, with all the new rules the *****s running the sport have come out with in recent years, they're ruining the game even more (no more sudden death, crown of the helmet rule, etc.). At least they did away with that BS Tuck Rule...
     
  14. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 983   +89

    My team isn't in it. I hope that the commercials win. Go Commercials!!! And the half time. I hope that the half time wins too.

    "NFL to block streaming video inside Super Bowl stadium" - And a de-auth packet for you! And a de-auth packet for you! ...
     
  15. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 983   +89

    Yeah, blocking the signals over any wifi would be super easy. But blocking it over a carriers 3G/4G data network with the carriers proprietary frequencies? Seems to me like there would be some shady back alley deals going on to make that happen.
     


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