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NFL nixes mobile Super Bowl streams for people in the stadium

The NFL won't allow mobile users to stream the Super Bowl, though Internet-based streams will be available
By: Michael Hatamoto | Online Video News | Posted: Jan 29, 2014 8:17 pm

Live streams of the Super Bowl this Sunday will not be permitted for those in the stadium, as cellular and Wi-Fi networks would become overburdened. The game will be streamed live by Fox Sports and NFL.com, but people inside the stadium will be unable to use mobile apps or Web browsers to stream the game.

 

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The cell and Wi-Fi at the stadium can support an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 users, but more than 80,000 people are expected to attend the game. During the Super Bowl last year, a last-minute decision was made to cut off coverage, as the local networks became overloaded with users.

 

The NFL will allow the game to be streamed over the Internet for free, so PC and connected HDTV owners can still see the No. 1 sporting event in the United States.

NEWS SOURCES:Cnn.com

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