The National Football League (NFL) has just released a league-wide memo stating that all teams are prohibited from sharing any in-game footage on social media via live streaming or by sharing GIFs. ESPN reports that the NFL has set these new rules so that viewers and fans properly view all official NFL content from NFL approved content providers.
NFL teams have received the memos which in detail lets members know that they are not permitted to post any type of video content within the stadiums to any social media accounts. This includes Facebook Live, Periscope, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others. According to Mashable’s reports these interdictions beings during the 1st play, during the entering kickoff and ends no earlier than a full hour after the game ends.
Recorded content includes the following but is not limited to in-game highlights, GIFs from videos, or nearly any digital content that is mobile or captured in real-time. Teams that violate these bans will result in several fines. For the first offense, the charge is $25,000, the second offense is a bit more costly with $50,000 and for all additional infractions teams can expect to be fined up to $100,000 and can result in the “loss of rights to post League-Controlled Content (including game footage).”