NHL bans Meerkat and Periscope apps

The league’s commissioner, Bill Daly, said live-streaming apps are prohibited from the arena before, during and after games.  

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But they’ll no longer be able to do so.

Check out this memo Yahoo Sports published from NHL commissioner Bill Daly:

We have been advised that certain individuals attending NHL games pursuant to credentialed access are streaming live footage from inside NHL arenas before, during and after NHL games using technology offered by companies such as Periscope and Meerkat. As a reminder, NHL media credentials prohibit any ‘unauthorized use of any transmission, picture or other depiction or description of game action, game information, player interview or other arena activity … without prior written approval of’ NHL or the team as applicable.

Without limiting the generality of the credential language, any streaming of footage in violation of the NHL’s Broadcast Guidelines (including, for example, live streaming inside the arena less than 30 minutes before the start of the game) and Media Access Policy is expressly prohibited.

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