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Re: FCC Chief Proposing to End U.S. Rule on Cable Program Shari
Yes, from: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Sunday_Ticket
Currently, American satellite provider DirecTV has exclusive rights to NFL Sunday Ticket in the United States until the contract expires at the end of the 201415 season (»www.multichannel.com/content/nfl···xtension). Prior to the NFL's latest television deal, other satellite and cable providers were allowed to bid on the rights to carry NFL Sunday Ticket if they agreed to carry the NFL Network. However, DirecTV still won exclusivity for the package, bidding over $700 million a year to do so. This has long been one of DirecTV's selling points to consumers, and thus likely explains the large premium they pay for the privilege. Still, the NFL has indicated that another reason they accepted DirecTV's bid was to limit the availability of the product so that the television networks and especially their local affiliates would be protected.
but in Canada The lack of exclusivity for any provider. Was due to laws saying no to exclusivity.
also now days television networks and especially their local affiliates would be protected.
They can just put local ad's into the games on cable now days if they wanted to.