Football fans are being given additional options for indulging their interest. Super Bowl XLVI, 2012 Pro Bowl and NBC’s Wild Card Saturday doubleheader will be available on television, online and on select mobile phones, the NFL announced today. Additionally, NBC’s postseason games will be broadcast on NBC as well as streamed live on NFL.com and NBCSports.com, and will be available as a Verizon exclusive via NFL Mobile.
The NFL said this is the first time postseason games will be available in the U.S. via live online streaming and via a mobile app.
“With a heritage of streaming live NFL games since 2008, we are especially excited to now bring our unique and innovative SNF Extra video experience to the NFL Playoffs, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl,” said Rick Cordella, vice president and general manager, NBC Sports Digital Media. “By adding multiple camera angles, HD-quality video, DVR controls along with social interactivity, our online streaming represents a compelling, second-screen experience that nicely complements NBC’s on-air presentation.”
The live NFL.com and NBCSports.com coverage will come from NBC’s TV coverage of the games, with the digital platform offering additional camera angles, in-game highlights, live statistics and other interactive elements. NBC Postseason Extra provides additional camera angles, a full HD-quality player, DVR functionality, online-only sideline updates and tweets from SNF sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, as well as in-game chats and analysis from ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio and more.
“We are pleased to work with our partners NBC and Verizon to bring our fans more ways to watch their favorite sport during their favorite time of the year,” said Hans Schroeder, NFL senior vice president of Media Strategy and Development.