You can’t make it to Indianapolis for Super Bowl XVLI? No worries, the National Football League (NFL) wants to make the Superbowl as easy to access as any other television show. For the first time ever football fans can stream the biggest game of the year on both computers and mobile devices.
The annual championship game of all games airs Feb. 5 on NBC, but let’s be honest.. Some people will be working, traveling or simply no where near a television. In these situations, boot up your Verizon mobile phone and download the game via NFL Mobile. Those who aren’t Verizon customers can log on to the computer and pull up the NFL’s official website to watch the game, commercials and/or half time show. NBC’s wild card Saturday and the Pro Bowl will also be available online.
"We are pleased to work with our partners NBC and Verizon to bring our fans more ways to watch their favorite sport during their favorite time of the year," Hans Schroeder, NFL Senior Vice President of Media Strategy and Development, said via press release.
Though it‘s the first streaming of the Super Bowl, the NFL has streamed games for years. "With a heritage of streaming live NFL games since 2008, we are especially excited to now bring our unique and innovative SNF Extra video experience to the NFL Playoffs, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl," said NBC Sports Digital Media's Rick Cordella said.
This year Madonna will headline the popular halftime show, working alongside the Cirque du Soleil and choreographer Jamie King.