Are you ready for some (online) football?! A web video party? Then head on over to NBCSports.com to check out the NFL’s first live-streaming game of the season, as the defending Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants, take on the Washington Redskins.
The game begins at 7 p.m. ET, and will feature four different camera angles to choose from, picture-in-picture functionality, and real-time commentary. Interestingly, the game requires Flash, not Silverlight, which NBC was used for the Olympics.
Last year, the NFL offered games online, but only to those who paid $269 for the NFL package on DirecTV plus an additional $99 fee. Perhaps seeing all the success Major League Baseball has had without such restrictions wizened those helmet heads up.
UPDATE: I’ve been watching for twenty minutes and here are some initial thoughts. The video quality is just alright, not as good as the Olympics. And while you can switch camera angles (cable cam, star cam, sideline cam, end zone cam), each time I did a commercial played (irritating). Overall, it’s nice if your a die-hard football fan stuck at work, but otherwise, not that impressive.
(Tip of the hat to Lost Remote.)