said by fifty nine: said by whataname :
I'm a little confused. I thought there was a major problem with pirates offering this for free? So now pirates that are offering free streams can do it with low enough costs to cover it with advertising alone - but the big companies can't figure it out with even a $7 per month cost?
If I stole a bunch of plasma TVs I can sell them out of the back of a truck for $50 and still make a decent profit.
Likewise, if I steal someone's stream and don't pay licensing fees to the NFL, my profit margin is infinity.
They already paid the NFL for broadcast rights, there are no additional licensing costs to show the Superbowl. Each network gets it in turn.