Waiting for licensing, not technology

Great quote here about how live streaming innovation is being held up not by technology, but by legality:

If there’s one thing that I learned this weekend, it’s that the technology for distributing live streams of popular content like NFL games is fully baked, but access to those streams is being held back by contractual obligations.

From Ryan Lawler of GigaOm’s story: http://gigaom.com/video/streaming-the-nfl/

For many NHL fans, most of your favorite team’s preseason games are being played right now in virtual darkness. The games are not likely to be televised, are likely to be played in a non-NHL city far away from your home and, because of RSN contract rights, can’t be streamed on the teams’ websites.