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In a further step towards achieving its goal of absolute world sports dominance, the National Football League has announced that they will present a football game during the upcoming 2015 season that will air only on the Internet. Monday, at the annual league owner's meetings being held in Phoenix, the NFL made the decision to sell the rights to the October 4th contest between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills to a digital distribution company. The Week 7 game, one of three NFL matches that will take place in London during 2015, will begin at 9:30AM EST. For fans in the local Jacksonville... Read more...
Recent comments made by the National Football League's highest paid player underscore the challenge Microsoft faces in promoting its Surface tablet line as not only a legitimate notebook replacement, but also a separate product from the iPad, which has come to represent the tablet market for the majority of mainstream users. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler described the league-provided Surface Pro 2 tablets as "Knockoff iPads," according to a Twitter post by ESPN's Jon Greenberg. In a follow-up tweet, Greenberg added a bit of context by saying, "Cutler did say the Surface tablets work great.... Read more...
Apple just got sacked by Bose after the audio company blitzed the National Football League (NFL) to become the league's official headphone and headset brand. Bose and the NFL extended their sponsorship agreement back in March, and as part of the deal, players and coaches must remove headphones from any other manufacturer during televised interviews. That includes Beats by Dre, a popular brand among professional athletes such as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, both of which have endorsed the Beats by Dre brand in the company's "Hear... Read more...
Looks like Electronic Arts is not holding back this year with its sports games. The video game publisher is expecting to make around $1 billion in revenue from downloadable content and is also taking steps to crack down on cheaters for its various sports titles. Madden NFL 15 is one of the key games to EA’s strategy. Aside from players paying $60 for the standard game, EA is pumping out a plethora of add-on content such as Ultimate Team players, jerseys, coaches, playbooks, and stadiums. The Madden Ultimate Team packs, which can be purchased with Madden Points, are a huge moneymaker for EA... Read more...
Good news, football fans -- the NFL today announced new distribution partnerships with Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, along with the Roku streaming platform for NFL Now, which is scheduled to launch in August ahead of the 2014 NFL season. NFL Now will be personalized based on each fan's interests, so they can follow the NFL how they want, where they want, and when they want. You'll be able to pick your favorite team, fantasy players, and which videos you like or don't like. Based on your choices, the content stream will be personalized to deliver customizable news, analysis, and highlights. NFL... Read more...
Microsoft has always worked hard to pitch its Xbox 360 console as more than just a gaming box, but a legitimate media center, and those efforts continue with its upcoming Xbox One due out in November. Putting its money where its mouth is at, Microsoft in May announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL to bring exclusive interactive football experiences to fans at home on the Xbox One. Today Microsoft unveiled a few more details about that partnership. The NFL app on Xbox One will deliver to users interactivity to live games, stats, scores, highlights, and NFL.com Fantasy Football teams together... Read more...
With the "Big Game" happening in just a couple of days, many of us have a bunch of last-minute things to tackle. There's the beer, snacks, extra chairs if you're hosting the party, beer, an address in case you're going out for a party, a clean jersey and of course, that one little thing every Super Bowl party needs: beer. With all of this to take care of, few have the time to scout out the best Super Bowl-related apps. Fortunately, Google has you covered - as long as you're an Android user, of course. The company has just posted a list of nine "End Zone Essential" apps, many of which I can get... Read more...
Haven't you heard? Tablets are all the rage. They're blowing up, and it seems that everyone wants in on them. Even cell phone carriers. All four of the major U.S. carriers managed to acquire Samsung's Galaxy Tab, but a recent report at the Wall Street Journal hints that another may be in the works. Recently, Verizon Wireless was selected in place of Sprint to be the major distribution partner of the NFL, and now the National Football League "is in talks with Verizon Wireless to distribute its football programming via a tablet computer." DirecTV has recently touted the ability to watch live games... Read more...
3D is here to stay, for a while anyway. And that means that 3D content will slowly but surely arrive to catch up with the 3D hardware that's already out there. Programming is sure to scare for some time, as not many programs are even equipped with the cameras to shoot in 3D, and not all content will be shot in 3D. With HD, everything could benefit from a higher resolution. That's not the case with 3D, with some content simply looking gimmicky when transformed. But one area where most everyone can agree that 3D will benefit is sports. The World Cup already proved that sports in 3D has traction to... Read more...
If you thought microchips were only good for powering your desktop, netbook and cellphone (and maybe that tracking thing within your pup), you should think again. America's most popular sport (that's football, of course) is considering using microchips to better officiate games, make better calls and avoid mistakes that could prove costly if made at the wrong time. The NFL has been using Instant Reply for some time now in order to really evaluate close calls on the field, but even those aren't perfect. Camera angles can be blocked by players, and things can happen so quickly that even when slowed... Read more...
Like the NFL? Who doesn't, right? Evidently Sprint is certainly expecting its own customers to dig it, as it has today announced that it will be the only wireless carrier to offer live NFL Network game telecasts via its exclusive NFL Mobile Live application and on Sprint TV beginning Nov. 12 when NFL Network televises the first of its eight-game Thursday Night Football schedule.Sprint has always embraced mobile TV more seriously than the other carriers, but this type of partnership could actually get more than a few people to switch. The NFL is easily the most popular sport in America, and the... Read more...
If you aren't wearing your tin-foil hat, you might want to go get it before reading any further.Now that you have your tin-foil hat, we'll issue a not-too subtle warning that this as a wild rumor/allegation and it could easily fall under the heading of 'crackpot' theories despite having a big Hollywood name attached to it.  Microsoft may have manipulated the next generation disc format wars in an attempt to make downloading more popular.The theory contends that HD DVD was losing the war against Blu-Ray, and that Microsoft threw their support behind the standard in an attempt to make any standard... Read more...