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PapaL
09-09-2006, 11:29 AM
Want to watch NFL on Internet? Leave North America

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2579649


NEW YORK -- Football fans outside North America will be able to watch most NFL games live over the Internet under a subscription package the league announced Friday.

The NFL Game Pass service, available through Yahoo Inc. for $25 a week or $250 for the 17-week regular season, is aimed primarily at the most avid football fans, including Americans who have moved abroad. Those fans currently have access to few games on television, said Brian Rolapp, the league's vice president for media strategy.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo will deploy technologies, including a check of a computer's Internet address to pinpoint its location, to block access to the games from computers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda and Antigua because the service would conflict with existing broadcast rights.

Individual games will be blocked from certain countries abroad when a broadcaster has rights there, Rolapp said.

TexansBull
09-10-2006, 02:08 AM
As usual Americans(mainly) pay the bill for everyone else.