Super Bowl Will Stream Online for the First Time


For the first time ever, the biggest night in football is going mobile.

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Super Bowl XLVI (which takes place January 5 in Indianapolis) will be streamed online at the league’s and network’s websites. The big game will also be available on phones through partner Verizon’s NFL mobile app.

“We don’t see the online offering serving as anyone’s primary screen,” NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter told ABC News. “We anticipate that our fans will still be gathering around the television screen on Super Bowl Sunday. … We see the computer as a complimentary screen.”

The broadcast will include additional camera angles, highlights, talent interaction, live stat updates as well as instant replay.

And for those of us who watch the game just for the commercials, good news: Super Bowl viewers will be able to pull up the TV commercials on demand through the website shortly after they air.

Are you planning to watch the Super Bowl? If so, will you take advantage of the streaming option?

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