Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Online

For the first time the Super Bowl will be streamed online. Telecommunications experts say this will undoubtedly boost the audience for the game.

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The Super Bowl, in Indianapolis, will be available on a live internet stream.

The Super Bowl is expected to have an even bigger audience.   For the first time ever, NBC and the National Football League have agreed to live stream the Super Bowl. The game will be available at nfl.com and nbcsports.com as well as via the NFL mobile from Verizon app. NBC and the NFL started live streaming select football games in 2008, but this is the first time the organizations have agreed to show playoff games online. Dom Caristi, associate telecommunications professor, Ball State University, says it‘s is a pretty good partnership for everybody involved. He says the game is on NBC and NBC is owned by Comcast. Caristi says, “Comcast just doesn‘t sell you cable they also sell you your internet connection. And look at who the mobile phone partner is- its Verizon.”  He says the internet availability will undoubtedly boost the game‘s overall audience.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/bob.in.use Bob Smith

    That’s awesome that NBC, Verizon, and the NFL set this up for their fans, but I can’t
    entirely agree with you on it being the first time though. Live streaming is a
    great concept and that’s why I’ve been using Sling technology from DISH Network
    for a little over a year now. While working for DISH, I discovered that I could
    get a Sling adapter that streams live TV anytime and anywhere I want using any
    mobile device and the DISH Remote Access app. I do travel a lot, so at least I
    could see my games, live TV, and all my recorded programs anywhere I go with no
    restrictions. It’s something worth checking into if you’re into streaming.
     

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