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DAZN Admits ‘No Excuses’ for NFL Streaming Glitches

A streaming service that offers all National Football League games in Canada says it resolved many of its issues following a woeful debut, as DAZN (pronounced 'Da Zone') said in a statement Thursday there are "no excuses" and said the debut did not go as planned. DAZN's first Sunday as the exclusive Canadian platform, replacing...

Bell, NFL Call for CRTC to Suspend Sim-Sub Ban for 2018 Super Bowl

Bell and the NFL again are lobbying the CRTC to end its sim sub ban for the Super Bowl. In a press release, Bell says it is supported by the national union Unifor, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Canadian Media Directors’ Council...

NFL Officials Think Trump Can Help Them Win Legal Battle With CRTC

The legal batter over the CRTC's new Super Bowl advertisement policy may soon be getting attention from the United States President Donald Trump. Jocelyn Moore, the NFL’s D.C.-based senior vice president of government affairs, said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Trump are taking steps to protect the intellectual property of the football commission. In a...

CRTC Super Bowl Decision Violates NAFTA Says NFL

The battle between the NFL and Bell against the CRTC’s decision to ban simultaneous substitutions during the Super Bowl continues. Yesterday, the league testified at the U.S. Department of Commerce, saying the CRTC decision violates NAFTA, reports The Financial Post. NFL senior vice president of public policy, Jocelyn Moore, testified “This unexpected and arbitrary decision denies...

Twitter and NFL Announce Year-Round Live Video Content, Canada Included

The NFL and Twitter have announced today a multi-year video deal, which will bring official NFL video and other content to fans around the world, year-round, which also includes support for Canada. A new 30-minute live NFL show will air on Twitter five days per week during the NFL season, hosted by NFL Network talent...

Bell, NFL Attempt Last Minute ‘Hail Mary’ to Sack Super Bowl Ad Ruling

Bell Media and the NFL filed formal notices of appeal yesterday in court, as both try last ditch attempts to punt the CRTC’s decision of banning Canadian TV ads on U.S. networks here during the Super Bowl, known as simultaneous substitution (sim-sub). Bell Media owns NFL broadcasting rights in Canada and hopes the Trudeau government will...

Apple Might Go After Thursday Night NFL Streaming Rights

Multiple sources have whispered to Variety that Apple plans to bid for the streaming rights of the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" games. Alongside Apple, sources mentioned Amazon, Google, and Verizon's Go90 as interested bidders. The Variety report is a follow-up on news from last December indicating that the NFL was accepting bids for streaming rights...

NFL Wants Say in Bell’s Court Battle vs CRTC Over Super Bowl Ads

The NFL wants the chance to explain in court why the CRTC’s ban on Super Bowl simsubs starting in 2017 is a bad idea, in an attempt to support its Canadian broadcast partner Bell Media. The Financial Post reports the league filed documents with the Federal Court of Appeal this week, to seek intervenor status...

“Surface is an iPad Knockoff”, Says NFL’s Most Expensive Player

Despite Microsoft's NFL sponsorship, the Chicago Bears quarterback and NFL’s highest-paid player Jay Cutler has revealed that he has no idea who makes the Surface tablets or what they are called. According to ESPN, Cutler used these words to describe his impression of the Surface Pro 2s that adorn game day: "Knockoff iPads” (via CNET). "If you're associated with the NFL,...