One of the biggest events on television is now going to be broadcast on the internet and your mobile devices. The NFL announced Tuesday that the Super Bowl will be streamed online and to mobile devices for the first time. NBC’s broadcasts of wild card Saturday, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl are said to be available on the league’s and network’s web sites as well as also being available through Verizon’s NFL Mobile app.
Additional camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats, and replays of the popular Super Bowl commercials will also be available with this service. While NBC has been streaming Sunday Night Football telecasts for four seasons, they found that it’s not just being used by those who can’t wait it on television but also by those using the service to compliment watching the games on TV. That may be the case this year as well.
Given that the Super Bowl is the biggest television attraction annually, last year’s viewing drew a record 111 million U.S. viewers, adding this option to smartphones and the internet seems like a no brainer. Hans Schroeder, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy and development, told The Associated Press. ” » Read the rest