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NBC to live stream the Super Bowl for free

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NBCUniversal announced Tuesday that it will be offering an 11-hour free digital video stream of this year’s Super Bowl.

In addition to the game itself, the free stream—which kicks off at noon ET of Feb. 1—will include Super Bowl XLIX pre- and post-game shows as well as NBC’s post-game presentation of The Blacklist.

While the stream is meant to promote NBC’s TV Everywhere campaign, the broadcast won’t exactly be “everywhere,” as the event will only be available via desktop computers and tablets. The NFL has given the exclusive rights to live stream on smartphones to Verizon Wireless.

Viewers will be able to tune into the stream through NBC.com, NBC Sports Live Extra, and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, without the added step of logging in and authenticating their pay TV subscription details.