All this while, the online streams of NFL season games were offered by network for people with cable or satellite subscription. But for the biggest game “Super Bowl 51(LI), Fox has set no limits!
Super Bowl 51 will take place on Sunday, 5th February 2017 starting at 6:30 P.M ET (3:30 P.M PT) in the NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas. The New England Patriots will battle the Atlanta Falcons for the Lombardi Trophy.
Country-music star Luke Bryan is given the honor of singing the national anthem and Lady Gaga will take the lead in the half time show. The pregame of Super Bowl 51 kick start at 2:00 P.M Eastern Time. Fans have various ways to catch the game apart from hitting the stadium.
Fox recently announced that they won the rights to offer a live stream of Super Bowl LI from the NRG Stadium and so they are offering to watch Super Bowl 51 live stream without requiring TV subscription plan.
Fox Sports president Eric Shank made it clear that the team is interested in offering best experience to fans –
“As part of the buildup to this year’s Super Bowl, we’re committed to creating the best possible experience for fans by dramatically expanding the ways and places in which they can watch the game,”
Apart from going technologically advanced, Fox is also working with its local affiliates in order to have local Super Bowl Commercials televised to users streaming. According to Variety – this has only happened once before, when NBC did it in 2015.
“Our pioneering collaboration with our affiliates to allow streaming local ad insertions will make commercials even more relevant for viewers and help make this year’s game even more of a personal experience for every fan,” Shanks added.
Fox is also planning to bring its top crew working on the game, some of them right from the NRG stadium. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman will join long time sports caster Joe Buck in the booth, while Erin Andrews, Tony Siragusa, and Jason Whitlock are set to offer sideline commentary and in-studio analysis.
Fans would surely want to catch the Super Bowl Commercials, pre-games and halftime show presented by Lady Gaga. Fox is offering all it without cable subscription.
The stream will be available via the network’s Fox Sports GO platform — which can be utilized through Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromcast, Amazon TV and a host of other devices.