The National Football League has announced that all three of NBC’s postseason games, the AFC-NFC Wild Card Playoff Doubleheader and the Pro Bowl on January 27 in Hawaii will be streamed online at NBCSports.com and NFL.com. And for the second straight year, the Super Bowl will also be streamed online. CBS has the rights to Super Bowl XLVII this season and will be able to stream its production of the Big Game on CBSSports.com and NFL.com.
The NFL says NBC’s stream of Super Bowl XLVI back in February attracted 2.1 million users. That made it the most-watched sporting event online.
The other playoff games on CBS and Fox including the AFC and NFC Championships will not be streamed this season although we’ll see if that changes in the new TV contract when it begins in 2014.
Here’s the NFL press release.
NFL TO STREAM SUPER BOWL WITH CBS;
WILD CARD SATURDAY & PRO BOWL WITH NBC;
ALL FOUR POSTSEASON GAMES ALSO AVAILABLE VIA NFL MOBILE
MORE THAN 2 MILLION WATCHED SUPER BOWL LIVE STREAM LAST YEAR ON NFL.COM & NBCSPORTS.COM
Super Bowl XLVII on CBS, and the Pro Bowl and the Wild Card Saturday doubleheader games on NBC will be available to fans on television, online and on select mobile phones, the NFL announced today. All four postseason games will also be available on NFL Mobile.
Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast on CBS with fans able to access the live stream from NFL.com and CBSSports.com. NBC’s postseason games – the Wild Card Saturday doubleheader and the Pro Bowl – will be broadcast on NBC as well as streamed live on NFL.com and NBCSports.com.
The live coverage from CBSSports.com, NBCSports.com and NFL.com will come from CBS’ and NBC’s TV coverage of the games. Complementing that stream will be a number of extra features to enrich the viewing experience including additional camera angles, in-game highlights, live statistics and other interactive elements.
Last year’s first-ever live stream of a Super Bowl in the United States attracted 2.1 million users, making it the most-watched, single-game sports event ever online, according to data provided by Omniture and mDialog, surpassing any previously reported record. The live game stream was available on both NBCSports.com and NFL.com as well as NFL Mobile.
CBS’ Super Bowl on CBSSports.com will kick off on Sunday, February 3 with Super Bowl XLVII live from New Orleans and will feature CBS Sports’ exclusive broadcast coverage of the game with JIM NANTZ (play-by-play) and PHIL SIMMS (analyst) calling the action.
NBC Postseason Extra will kick off on Saturday, January 5 with NBC’s Wild Card Saturday doubleheader. Coverage will continue on Sunday, January 27 for the 2013 Pro Bowl live from Hawaii. NFL.com and NBCSports.com will feature the audio from NBC’s broadcast teams.
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