In breaking news today the NFL officially confirmed that it will stream the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and selected Wild Card games live on the internet. This follows the success of online streaming of the big game last year, which attracted 2.1 million viewers.
Excitingly the stream will be drawn from multiple sources – the obvious places of both the CBS and NBC TV feeds, but there will also be the ability to choose from additional camera angles and have the game stats updated live, much in the way that ESPN’s Gamecentre is active during games. It’s also likely that there will be an online chat or interactive games (like a modified fantasy football competition) and polls, much as CBS and NBC have used for Sunday Night and Monday Night Football matchups in the past.
The Super Bowl stream will come from CBS and be available on CBSports.com and NFL.com, while the NBC Wild Card games will stream on NBCSports.com and NFL.com.
Critically for Australia, it’s is not clear at this point if the stream will be available outside the USA. This would be a shame, but Aussies with a VPN based in the USA should have access to the big event right on their computer or mobile device. We’ll bring you more use as it comes to hand.
NFL.com’s original story can be found here.