Football fans won’t have to be cable or satellite-TV subscribers to watch the Super Bowl.
NBCUniversal is streaming the Feb. 1 game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots for free to encourage more customers to sign up for cable and access the network’s array of online content. To watch on the Web, networks like NBC normally prompt users to log in with pay-TV credentials like a Time Warner Cable Inc. account.
NBC will stream 11 hours of free content starting at noon in New York, according to a statement from the Comcast Corp.- owned network. Viewers can watch the Super Bowl, halftime show starring Katy Perry and midseason premiere of “The Blacklist” on computers and tablets. NBC doesn’t have the rights to stream on smartphones.
Read More