For the first time ever, NBC announced on Tuesday it will stream Super Bowl XLVI live on February 5 on nbcsports.com and nfl.com. How is this news in the tech community? The network will also stream the game on Verizon’s NFL Mobile application, allowing users to view the game from almost anywhere around the country, barring you have Verizon service.
Streaming has a number of extras, including additional camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats. When the postseason begins, even more camera angles will be offered to let viewers get a fuller, more immersive experience. NBC started streaming “Sunday Night Football” in 2008, where the streams usually garner anywhere from 200,000 – 300,000 views, The Associated Press said.
“Whether it’s just for a quarter if somebody has to run out to the store to get something they forgot, now they can stay connected to the game,” Hans Schroeder, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy and development, told The Associated Press. “With such a big television audience, it will be interesting to see the expanded reach.”
In addition to Super Bowl XLVI, the network will also stream two wild card playoff games on January 7 as well as the January 29 Pro Bowl.
If you’re a fan of football, this is pretty great news. With all the extras involved with streaming, it may not even be a bad idea to get the stream going while watching the broadcast on TV.
Have you used NFL Mobile before? Will you use it to watch Super Bowl XLVI?