If you’re a college football fan, it doesn’t get much better than this: On Saturday, Dec. 5, No. 1 ranked Florida and No. 2 ranked Alabama will face off in the annual SEC Championship game. And for viewers who might not be able to tune in via oldteevee, the game will be streamed live online by CBS Sports.
For the second year in a row, CBS will make the SEC Championship game available online at CBSSports.com. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, the company will offer live streaming of the game, complete with the same commentary from Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson that will be shown on the television broadcast. And after the game, CBS Sports will have on-demand video of player and coach interviews, game highlights and a game recap from the booth.
The online stream will be broadcast using Adobe Flash, and will include in-game stats, live chat, on-demand highlights and integration with multiple social-networking sites.
In addition to streaming online, CBS Sports will provide a mobile component. Customers who subscribe to the MediaFLO mobile video service will have access to the live video stream on their mobile devices, as will fans who have purchased the company’s CBS Sports: Live College Games iPhone app for $4.99.
The game will wrap up CBSSports.com’s coverage of the SEC online this year, which has consisted of the streaming of 15 games over the course of the college football season. CBS Sports streamed a number of other live sporting events online in 2009, including the NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Championship, the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open Men’s Final. Over the course of the year, CBS Sports claims to have provided audio and video streams for more than 11,000 live events in 2009.