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FieldPass is a subscription Internet radio Out-of-Market Sports Package provided by the National Football League that provides live and archived audio broadcasts of NFL games throughout the regular season and playoffs at a price of $9.95 (US) per month or $29.95 (US) per season.

Prior to 2002, offered free broadcasts of its NFL games by special agreement with approximately 20 of its member teams. However, about the same time as the first Internet radio bust, the NFL decided to join the RealOne SuperPass system, a subscription multimedia service that provided various channels from major broadcast providers for a fee (hence the word "Pass" in the name). RealNetworks still manages FieldPass in partnership with the league, but the service is now sold only as a separate package and is no longer available with the "SuperPass" package.

FieldPass provides audio feeds from the flagship English-language radio stations of all 32 NFL teams, broadcasting every preseason, regular season, and postseason game. To direct listeners to the service, the NFL has banned local affiliates from streaming NFL games on the Internet, although several stations still broadcast the games anyway and enforcement of this ban is inconsistent.

FieldPass's audio coverage of the Super Bowl is unique. Because the NFL only allows one station to air a local broadcast for each team in the contest, FieldPass and Sirius Satellite Radio are the only options for those who want to listen to their home team but live outside of the flagship station's listening range. In addition to the team broadcasts, the FieldPass Super Bowl package includes various foreign language broadcasts, live feeds from the stadium PA announcer, archives, and "press box" stat play-by-play.

In the past, from spring until August 1, FieldPass opened up its archives to "free preview." All games from the past years were available for free during this window, as is live coverage of the NFL Draft and other live multimedia. This service now costs $9.95.[1] Until its demise in 2007, NFL Europe live video broadcasts were also available on the service.

Prior to 2009, the national radio broadcasts on the Westwood One and Sports USA networks were not available on FieldPass. As such, the Pro Bowl, broadcast exclusively by Westwood One, had not previously been available on FieldPass. As part of a renegotiation of the broadcast contract, Westwood One games, including the Pro Bowl, will be available on FieldPass for the first time beginning in the 2009 NFL season. (The Sports USA broadcasts remain unavailable, as do those of the upstart Compass Media Networks.) Spanish-language broadcasts from Univision Radio and United Stations Radio Networks remain unavailable on FieldPasss, although they are available for free on the Univision-NFL joint project,

An Internet television spinoff service, GamePass, is being tested in conjunction with Yahoo! in markets outside of North America.

FieldPass had a poor start to the 2009 season, when a major outage on the season's opening Sunday (September 13) left its subscribers without access to the service.

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