[UPDATED: Click Here] This year’s Super Bowl will be available streaming over the internet, as well as two wild card games and the Pro Bowl. NBC announced the news yesterday which will give viewers access to those games on PCs via NBC.com and NFL.com. Verizon Wireless customers, in an exclusive deal, will also be able to stream those games on tablets and smartphones. Customers with 3G service will have to pay an extra $10 per month for the Verizon Video subscription, while those with the 4G LTE plan will only need to download the NFL Mobile app and watch for free.
This is great news for anyone unable to tune into cable or satellite television. So far, Verizon is the only company that is partnering with NBC and the NFL. Football fans may have already figured out “Sunday Night Football” is already streamed online and accessible via PCs and Verizon phones. However, this is the first time the most-watched television event will be streamed online. Last year, the Super Bowl commanded over 111 million viewers.
While I can’t imagine watching the Super Bowl on a smartphone where the ball might not be much bigger than a pin head, hopefully the NFL and NBC will figure out a way to have the scores easily visible for smaller displays.