Football fans will have plenty of ways to tune into the Super Bowl and watch Tom Brady and Co. decimate the opponent ( this editor might be a tad bit biased ) in 2012. That's because for the first time ever, NBC and the NFL will stream the Super Bowl online at NBCSports.com and NFL.com through SNF Extra, giving viewers access to special features like DVR controls, various camera angles, in-game highlights, and other interactive bits, all in HD.
According to MSNBC , NBCSports.com and the NFL have been streaming games online for the past three years, but this is the first time it's been extended to playoff games. In addition to the Super Bowl, they'll also stream the Pro Bowl and NBC's wild-card playoff games.
"We don't want to limit ourselves to people not in front of the TV,," said Rick Cordella, vice president of NBC Sports Digital Media. "The playoffs are appointment viewing," he added. "People schedule their day around it."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."
Mobile users signed up with Verizon will be able to join the streaming fun too via the NFL Mobile app.