NBC to Stream Super Bowl Online

Super Bowl Sunday is, without question, the most exciting night of the year. "Is it Super Bowl Sunday?!" you always ask yourself when you notice that everyone in the grocery store check-out lines are piling chips and salsa and hummus and pretzels and beers into their reusable bags, excited to hurry home for wings and hilarious commercials featuring talking babies and frogs. It’s an event that is so universally loved that I’m surprised Garry Marshall hasn’t yet directed an ensemble comedy about it! And it’s so stressful, trying to figure out where to watch the game. At a bar? At a friend’s house? Should you go ahead and buy a TV just so you’ll be able to keep up with water-cooler conversation on Monday morning?

If you’re a homebody you feels the need to stay current with LOL-worthy commercials, or if you’re the kind of person who likes to watch sports (you can be honest–I won’t judge!), you’ll be happy to know that you won’t need a TV or a social life to catch this year’s Super Bowl. NBC announced today that the Super Bowl will be streamed online, as well as the Pro Bowl and the NBC wild-card playoff games.

The games will be streamed online at NBCSports.com and NFL.com through SNF Extra, which features an HD broadcast, DVR-style controls, additional camera angles, in-game highlights, live statistics and interactive elements.

NBCSports.com and the NFL have streamed games online since 2008 with SNF Extra, NBC Sports’ exclusive video, but this is the first time playoff games have been streamed.

“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 of NBC Sports Digital Media.

Hey, apparently NBC streams other football games online, too. You really do learn something new everyday! So there you go: you have no excuse not to watch the big game this year, unless you’d rather read a book or, more likely, watch YouTube videos of kittens. 

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