'NBA League Pass Mobile' Brings Live NBA Basketball to iPhone

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    The NBA today launched NBA League Pass Mobile [App Store, $39.99] for the iPhone and Android operating systems, bringing live video of over 40 NBA basketball games per week for the 2009-2010 season to users via Wi-Fi and 3G. Features include:
    Users can watch live games while monitoring scores of other games scrolling across the bottom of the screen. Local blackout rules apply.

    CNET notes that while there is currently no package deal for existing subscribers to the NBA League Pass television service, the NBA is exploring such an offering for the future.
    Article Link: 'NBA League Pass Mobile' Brings Live NBA Basketball to iPhone
     
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    now how can this us 3g but my sling player can't.... :mad:
     
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    I wish NHL Center Ice had this sort of thing.
     
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    iPhone + NBA = :D
     
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    I would buy this in a heartbeat if they gave a discount for us current League Pass subs. I pay $180 every season for LP, $40 on top of that is too much. Especially when the NFL mobile is free with their season package.
     
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    Here's another year that I will spend watching the Knicks lose! Woohoo! :rolleyes:
     
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    I was going to buy the League Pass online, but I thought why waste the money to watch the Knicks suck?

    I'll definitely buy this, glad I didn't get the $9.99 version!

    On another note, local blackout sucks.
     
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    dammit, I just bought NBA Game Time yesterday when something like this is what I really wanted
     
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    watching Cleveland get destroyed by Toronto right now :D
     
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    sling player now can since att lifted it rules.

    it just needs an update :D
     
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    AMEN
     
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    Grr, me too! How convenient that they release them so close together <_<
     
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    This + Cydia app TV Out = win.

    Go Sixers!
     
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    Now if only there could be an NFL and NHL one too . . .
     
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    Where did you read about this? I thought that AT&T only lifted their rules for VOIP over 3G but not any video streaming stuff.
     
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    yah what he said
     
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    NFL, this is getting embarrassing.
     
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    Exactly, if the FTC or FCC wants to investigate the Apple/AT&T/iPhone, investigate THIS! Why big players with big money (MLB, NBA) get to stream live video over 3G yet sling cant.
     
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    I get the NFL Network and NFL Mobile Live (w/ audio from every game, and every team's radio network) with the Sprint Everything data plan. I wouldn't expect to see the NFL break their exclusivity with Sprint any time soon.
     
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    by far the best app out! now all we need is a college bball app
     
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    can i watch knick games on this even though i live in new york?
     
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    Probably not. Blackout rules apply, which will keep me from purchasing.
     
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    Is AT&T the official Network of MLB and NBA? (Perhaps it is.) How do they get apps but NFL doesn't? How about the 298 million of us who don't have Sprint's Everything Data Plan? There should be some way of at least getting audio online. That's all I'm asking. Currently I have to call my parents' cell phone with my cell phone and they put the phone up to the receiver, to hear out of market games: a clear violation of rebroadcast rules. ;)
     
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    Trust me the only embarrassment NFL owners feel is one of riches. They have a sweet contract w/ DirecTV which basically gives DTV the sole non-network affiliate live broadcast rights. The contract is so rich the NFL even locked itself out of selling the live games online... which is why no NFL originated iPhone app.

    I've had NFL Sunday Ticket since '97 & enjoyed the ST iPhone app this season, but this may be my last as a ST subscriber. It's become too spendy plus HD is an extra $100, which is a total rip. It's too bad they don't offer a less expensive package where you can subscribe to a single team, Division, or Conference. Hard to justify spending $400 to watch 14 or so games on TV.
     
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    If you are in your team's local market, just getting the subscription to NFL Red Zone (which I think is $50) should cover you. I always figure, I'm going to be flipping between a bunch of games looking for one where something's happening, why don't I just let them do it for me?
     

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