Xadversting

Firstrowsports lite, Pro Wrestling

Gustavo RabirerosAutor da publicação: Gustavo Rabireros

Boxing

Boxing

This year, for the first time in history, the Super Bowl is being shown online, for free. And it’s completely legal. I was going to say “in a brilliant move by the NFL,” but this should be default. Showing an enormously popular event like the Super Bowl online should not be a “brilliant” move. It should just be second nature. But, wishful thinking aside, the NFL and NBC both wanted to give home viewers options to watch the big game on the Web, without having to rub elbows with the riff raff at a local sports bar.

Recent Announcements

Interestingly, leading up to the game, over the course of the last week, the Feds began seizing domain names owned by popular sports streaming sites, like Firstrowsports tv, Firstrowsports and Soccertvlive, etc. You can read more at TorrentFreak here. Obviously, that action was taken in the name of freedom and preventing piracy, but it’s also in part to protecting the fairly sizable interests of the NFL and NBC.

Recently Added

In spite of that ignominious beginning, especially in light of SOPA and all the controversy lately over seizures like MegaUpload, the streaming online experience tonight during the Super Bowl was pretty amazing. Pre-game coverage started at 2pm on NBCSports, with streaming capabilities featuring the ability to pause and rewind, embedded live streams from Twitter and Facebook, and four different camera angles to boot.

Sunderland - Burton Albion

While that in and of itself is exciting, the 2012 Super Bowl streaming experience itself left a lot to be desired. The actual banner ads, the online ads being served on NBCSports, weren’t particularly offensive, or a pain in the ass. But, the problem is that most people watch the Super Bowl in groups, not as individuals, and most choose to do so through a projector, or streaming the Web onto their TV or a big screen.

Ipswich Town - Cheltenham

In addition, many people watch the Super Bowl strictly for ads or for the halftime show, which, in spite of the ads finding a way to be disappointing each and every year, is a spectacle year in, year out — without fail. Even if the music is awful.

Doncaster Rovers - Accrington Stanley

For streaming viewers looking to watch ads in realtime, there was a tab which they could mouse over to watch all the ads after they aired, but the commercials were not shown during the breaks in the online broadcast, when they were actually supposed to air. Streaming viewers who chose not to pick their own commercials just got an enormous eyeful of the same ads, repeating ad nauseam.

Cambridge United - Plymouth Argyle

Airing on television, live on the boob tube, were the full slate of “creative” ads, from each and every brand; however, airing live on the Web was a loop of GE, Budweiser, and Samsung commercials, punctuated annoyingly by Rainn Wilson, who just became increasingly annoying. The one bonus: Both the Chevy commercial and the Samsung commercial aired online before they did on TV, so streamers got a sneak peek. I realize I may be complaining about small inconveniences, when really I should be celebrating the fact that the Super Bowl was streaming online, legally, for free, but …

Rochdale - Port Vale

For those looking to watch the halftime show, expecting to see Madonna and company, all they got was an endless interview shot in a hallway. Personally, it didn’t completely ruin my Super Bowl experience to be deprived of Madonna’s performance, but it certainly seems that NBC swung and missed on that one. Strike two.

Bradford City - Harrogate Town

Furthermore, if you are an American living abroad or wanted to watch the biggest football game of the year, NBC only offered limited options, as the network’s broadcast rights didn’t extend internationally.

Middlesbrough - West Bromwich

Sure, increasingly, big sporting events are moving online, but significant limitations endure. The Super Bowl will air on CBS next year, and CBS might as well get started now if it’s going to provide a legitimate alternative.

Chelsea - Lille

Including the halftime show in coverage online will be significant, as will providing viewing for international football fans and Americans living abroad. While there was a lot of great functionality, and the quality of the broadcast was pretty good (depending on your Internet connection), and it was very cool to be able to switch between camera views. The future is clearly here, but sometimes it looks blurry in Silverlight.



🌏 Compartilhar:
Publicar comentário
Procurar


Outubro 2022
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234

Interessante
banner
Interessante
13-02-2022
Futebol streaming - Chelsea x Palmeiras: saiba como assistir à final do Mundial de Clubes
Futebol streaming - Chelsea x Palmeiras: saiba como assistir à final do Mundial de Clubes

Em partida válida pela final do Mundial de Clubes FIFA 2022, Chelsea x Palmeiras se enfrentam neste sábado (12), às 13h30 (horário de Brasília), no estádio Mohamed Bin Zayed, em Abu Dhabi, nos Emirados Árabes Unidos...

10-02-2022
Dicas apostas online: 8 dicas que vão te ajudar na hora de fazer apostas esportivas online
Dicas apostas online: 8 dicas que vão te ajudar na hora de fazer apostas esportivas online

Desde que a internet tomou espaço na vida do grande público, isso lá pelo final da década de 1990 e mais especificamente no início dos anos 2000, se cruzaram vários mundos de distintas realidades, um exemplo é o da mistura entre o esporte e as apostas online...

06-02-2022
Magic mirror slot — Magic Mirror Deluxe II slot
Magic mirror slot — Magic Mirror Deluxe II slot

Magic Mirror Deluxe II slot is build on Fantasy topic, but you will easily notice components of Magic theme thematics as well...

08-02-2022
Dicas de apostas em futebol | 9 dicas para se tornar o melhor jogador de apostas esportivas
Dicas de apostas em futebol | 9 dicas para se tornar o melhor jogador de apostas esportivas

Pode ser que consiga ir para o tudo ou nada e sair vitorioso, mas não é o que acontece na maioria das vezes...

23-02-2022
Apostar online mega da virada. Invest
Apostar online mega da virada. Invest

Os apostadores da Mega da Virada podem fazer suas apostas por meios digitais, sem sair de casa...