Fox Sports will be streaming Super Bowl XLVIII live through FoxSportsGo.com and its Fox Sports Go mobile app, marking the first time the game has been available through an app. Fox Sports will also remove the authentication for Fox Sports Go for a 27-hour period around the game time. Fox Sports previously limited its streaming of the NFC Divisional and NFC Championship games. The game will also be available in a Spanish-language feed. However, Fox Sports will not be streaming the Super Bowl to smartphones, as rights in that area are covered by the NFL’s deal with Verizon, reported Sports Business Daily.
“Fox Sports Digital continues to invest in building a world-class technology leadership team, and the Fanhood acquisition deepens our product development expertise,” said Fox Sports Digital SVP Pete Vlastelica in a statement. “We are excited about combining the Fox Sports Digital and Fanhood teams to amplify our efforts to help users discover and share sports content in new and unique ways.”
Like prior Super Bowl streaming efforts by NBC and CBS, Fox will run separate commercials during the live game stream while also offering digital replays of the televised ads.
Fox Sports Go is available on Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Cablevision, Suddenlink, WOW and MidContinent.
Fox is working with Akamai Technologies for the effort. The live stream will also include the Bruno Mars/Red Hot Chili Peppers halftime show.