Twitter Wins Deal to Stream Thursday Night NFL Games

The NFL has announced that Twitter won the bidding over the rights to live stream NFL Thursday Night Football games. Twitter outbid many other large companies, such Yahoo, Amazon, Google, Apple, Verizon, and Facebook. The deal is valued at about $10 million and involves Twitter streaming 10 Thursday night games in this upcoming season. One of the great appeals of Twitter is that it does not require a subscription. The NFL took an interest in expanding online services over traditional television after the great success…
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Sports Legislation and Regulation in 2016: The Hot Topics (Part I)

In the realm of sports law, 2016 will provide some interesting developments as to legislation and regulation. First, many states are likely to take a stance on daily fantasy sports in 2016 — both in the courts and via state legislation. Second, the FCC will rule on “linear” online video platforms that offer sports streaming. Third, the Washington Redskins’ challenge to the cancellation of its trademark registration will face a federal bill proposing to force a name change. And finally, the bill proposal seeking to…
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