The NFL responded by saying: As you know, NFLI engaged in a competitive bidding process for its mobility rights in Canada that included several wireless providers in the market. We offered a package of rights focused on exclusive content for live games along with a variety of non-exclusive rights. It was our belief that this model, which is one we have used often in countries throughout the world, in the best model for offering this set of rights in Canada. Bell was the winning bidder for these rights, and we continue to believe in the desirability of this model. Therefore, at this time, NFLI has no interest in amending the Mobility Agreement. NFLI fully expects Bell to honor its obligations under the Mobility Agreement throughout the full remainder of the term.
I would like to emphasize the bold comments.I agree 100% with this statement and feel that if the NFL had a bid on who would carry it's content, and Bell won that bid by paying the most, then they should have access to that content exclusively to further their brand.
Is the NFL on BELL really that anti competitive in the market place that the CRTC has to throw a flag on this?
When you're considering a provider do you think that the NFL on BELL is the main draw for your business?
LOL. Mind comparing the plans there for me? How much does 5GB of data cost me on Verizon? Because on T-Mobile it costs me a whopping $30. You're right though. $30 isn't even close to half the price....