The NFL and Verizon Wireless have announced that for the first time ever the Superbowl will be streamed to the internet and to Verizon Wireless’ official NFL football app for Android smartphones.
The Superbowl, will be telecast from Indianapolis Indiana on February 5th. Verizon’s official NFL app will include multi camera angle coverage so you can catch all the action. It will also feature game highlights, live stats and… wait for it… the commercials with replays of the commercials. So if Motorola decides to try again with a Superbowl ad, you won’t miss it.
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“Whether it’s just for a quarter if somebody has to run out to the store to get something they forgot, now they can stay connected to the game,” Hans Schroeder, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy and development, told The Associated Press. “With such a big television audience, it will be interesting to see the expanded reach.”
“We don’t want to limit ourselves to people not in front of the TV,” said Rick Cordella, vice president and general manager for NBC Sports Digital Media.
Verizon Wireless became the official wireless partner for the NFL with last years 2010 season. Sprint was the mobile partner prior to that. Sprint recently announced a partnership with the NBA that makes them the official wireless partner for NBA basketball which recently returned to the hardwood.