The 17-game Sunday Night Football schedule will be available to fans on NBC as well as streamed live on NFL.com and NBCSports.com, the NFL and NBC announced today. The new Sunday Night Football Extra marks the first time complete NFL games will be widely available in the U.S. via live online streaming.
The live NFL.com and NBCSports.com coverage will come from NBC’s TV coverage of Sunday Night Football. Complementing that stream will be a number of extra features to enrich the viewing experience including additional camera angles, in-game highlights, picture-in-picture technology, live statistics and other interactive elements. Sunday Night Football Extra will also include in-game studio updates from the NBC Football Night in America team and NFL Network talent.
Sunday Night Football Extra will debut with NFL Kickoff 2008 on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:00 PM ET (Washington Redskins at New York Giants). NFL.com and NBCSports.com will feature the audio from NBC’s Sunday Night Football team: Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (analyst) and Andrea Kremer (sideline reporter).
“This is an exciting step forward for us as we offer our fans a new way to consume NFL games,” said Steve Bornstein, NFL executive vice president of media. “We are combining NBC’s outstanding Sunday Night Football telecast with extras that will enhance the fan enjoyment of the game.”
"In the first two seasons of 'NBC Sunday Night Football,' we created a new destination to reach viewers and changed traditional primetime football viewing habits," said DICK EBERSOL, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. "Now, together with the NFL, we are adding the live streaming element where users can interact with the broadcast to enhance their experience."
Following is a look at the highlights of Sunday Night Football Extra on NFL.com and NBCSports.com:
Alternative Camera Angles: Fans can choose from multiple extra camera angles, including cable cam and “star cam” (camera following a star player).
Picture-In-Picture Technology: Fans can watch multiple video streams at the same time.
In-Game Highlights: If they missed anything earlier in the game, fans can access highlights on-demand.
Live Stats: Up-to-the minute game data along with player and team statistics.
Live Interactivity: Fans can interact with NBC’s Football Night in America cast and NFL Network talent via a live blog.
Sunday Night Football Schedule
(Kickoff, 8:15 p.m. ET preceded by “Football Night in America,” 7 p.m. ET)
Thursday, Sept. 4 – Washington Redskins at New York Giants
(* 7 p.m. ET start due to Republican National Convention)
Sunday, Sept. 7 – Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, Sept. 14 – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Sunday, Sept. 21 – Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, Sept. 28 – Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears
Sunday, Oct. 5 – Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, Oct. 12 – New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
Sunday, Oct. 19 – Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Oct. 26 – No game scheduled due to World Series Game 4 (FNIA airs 7-8 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 2 – New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, Nov. 9 – New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, Nov. 16 – Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Nov. 23 – Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Nov. 30 – Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Dec. 7 – New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Dec. 14 – New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Dec. 21 – San Diego at Tampa Bay (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Dec. 28 – (Flex Week, Teams TBA)