When the 2014 preseason got rolling on Thursday night, a glitch arose. Not at the games (unless the increased flags for illegal contact and defensive holding count as glitches), but through the NFL’s Preseason Live streaming service.
The relatively inexpensive package allows for fans to watch most preseason games live, subject to expanded blackout rules that divert the audience to broadcast channels to which they may not have access. Both Twitter and the PFT emailbox erupted with complaints on Thursday, and the league conceded that the service “had a few hiccups.” The NFL explained in an email to PFT that, for “the majority of our users, the service worked fine but a percentage were affected.”
“Majority” could be as low at 50.1 percent, which means that the unspecified “percentage” could be high. Regardless, the situation improved significantly on Friday night. By Saturday night, the league says the issues were completely resolved.
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