One of the biggest events on television is the Super Bowl. It has always been one of the most consistently viewed programs, ever. Now, NBC is expanding that viewership by a large margin.Announced on Tuesday, January 20, NBC has confirmed that it will indeed be streaming Super Bowl XLIX as part of its “Super Stream Sunday” initiative. This means that U.S.-based residents will be able to stream 11 total hours of content through not only the NBCSports.com website, but also through the “NBC Sports Live Extra” iOS app that’s available for the iPhone and iPad. Best of all, though, is that this content will be available for free, and without the need of a cable subscription.
The stream will kick off at noon Eastern Time on February 1. The content will include not only the game itself, along with all of its commercials one can imagine, but also include the pre- and post-game shows, the full Half-Time Show with Katy Perry and an episode of NBC’s THE BLACKLIST.
Normally, NBC’s sporting events, accessed through the aforementioned website and/or app, is accessible for a limited time without a cable subscription, basically as a preview of the content available. However, to watch a full game or event the subscription would normally be necessary. With this streaming event, it means that owners of a computer or an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch can watch the Super Bowl from wherever they want.
Do you plan on watching the Super Bowl?