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DirecTV working on iPhone app for streaming NFL games

updated 02:40 pm EDT, Mon July 13, 2009

DirecTV NFL app

DirecTV has disclosed plans to launch an iPhone app, Supercast Mobile, with a focus on NFL content. Users will be able to view any NFL Sunday Ticket game, except for those excluded by local blackout rules. Along with streaming video, the app is said to provide game highlights, scores, game stats, or player stats that can be used for fantasy football.

Supercast Mobile allegedly will stream video across both 3G and Wi-Fi networks. The app will be available on the app store for free, although it requires the $280 Sunday Ticket subscription and the $100 Superfan upgrade. [via Barron's]




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  1. nowwhatareyoulookingat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    but for AT&T

    Streaming live NFL games from nfl.com is TOTALLY different than streaming that same game from your SlingBox.

  1. ebeyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    AT&T

    AT&T has concerns about its network getting congested by a spike in traffic caused by using the Slingbox, but streaming live football is a-ok? What am I missing here?

  1. ebeyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    AT&T

    AT&T has concerns about its network getting congested by a spike in traffic caused by using the Slingbox, but streaming live football is a-ok? What am I missing here?

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    well

    First, who says ATT is OK with this? They are just as likely to get Apple to kill this as anyone else.

    Second, there's a huge difference between the small number of iPhone users who also are DirecTV subscribers with the NFL plan, which would only affect sunday data rates, with slingbox, which would affect the data network all through the week.

  1. sammaffei

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    This will be allowed

    Because there's probably a secret chunk of this $380 that will go to both AT&T and Apple. If it passes (no pun intended) the store, you can bet some money was quietly doled out.

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