The NFL has been further behind the broadband video curve than other leagues in large part due to their exclusive rights arrangement with DirecTV. That has loosened up over the last few years, with DirecTV starting to offer "NFL Sunday Ticket To Go" over broadband to users who can't get satellite service due to line of sight issues
, and more recently promising to offer Sunday Ticket over broadband to iPad, smartphone and even Sony PS3 owners (at $340 for the season).
Unfortunately, online viewers that shelled out the significant cash for the Sunday Ticket service found they were completely unable to use it over the weekend, and users took to the DirecTV forums
to give DirecTV a piece of their mind(s). After complaints piled up with no satisfactory response from DirecTV, the company took it upon themselves to delete the entire thread in question.
"We are working to improve this for the remainder of the season," says the company of the completely broken service. Apparently, PS3 owners that are DirecTV customers will be getting a $25 credit on their DirecTV bill for the missed Sunday games. Broadband stream viewers who aren't DirecTV subscribers are being told they won't get partial credits because they cannot be given partial refunds.