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Millions Illegally Streamed the Super Bowl via YouTube and Facebook

The vast majority of the streams were found on Facebook (70.6%), followed by YouTube (20.8%), Periscope (4.8%), Twitch (3.2%) and VK (0.6%). Below is an example of one of the pirate streams on YouTube. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2vY9FB3

SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Sweet Victory” Spikes in Streams After Super Bowl Halftime Cameo

On the day of the big game and the day following, “Sweet’s” on-demand streams (audio and video combined) surged by 566 percent in the U.S., as compared to the two previous days, according to Nielsen Music. The song’s streams jumped to 310,000 on Feb. 3 and Feb 4 (combined) versus just 46,000 on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. – Keith Caulfield, Billboard via The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2GxLNHm

All you need to know for watching Super Bowl 52

All eyes are on Minneapolis this week heading into Super Bowl 52. On Sunday, the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of Super Bowl 39. There are plenty of options for viewers to catch the game live when things kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Live streams can be found at NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports (iOS | Android), and FuboTV. – Jon Benne, SB Nation http://ift.tt/2DW93uN

The Super Bowl Breaks a Streaming Record

[F]airly predictably, there were problems with this year’s stream: […] A CBS Twitter rep initially diagnosed the problem as specific to third-generation versions of the [Apple TV], but the problems appeared to be more widespread than that (I’ve got a fourth-gen version of the box — the newest one — and had no luck as well). The good news, for both CBS and for streamers, is that appeared to be the only major glitch during the game. Once CBS and/or Apple got the app working, about 20 minutes after kick-off, I streamed the game without incident, and the picture looked pretty darn good for the rest of the game. – Peter Kafka, Re/code

Super Bowl 50 Streaming Free: 35% of Millennials Plan to Watch Game on Connected TVs

About 35% of millennials (18-34) said they expect to watch Super Bowl 50 on a connected-TV platform, according to a recent survey of U.S. consumers by Adobe Digital Index. That’s markedly higher than their elders: Just 15% of Gen Xers and 13% of Baby Boomers say they watch live sports on Internet-connected TV devices. […] Super Bowl 50 will kick off at about 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 7. CBS Sports’ full coverage includes pregame coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET across all platforms. The broadcaster recommends a minimum broadband connection of 800 kilobits per second to access the stream on Internet devices. – Todd Spangler, Variety

As Super Bowl preps its largest live stream ever, the OTT industry scurries to catch up to broadcast

photo: Fierce Online Video


CBS Sports is working with a number of third-party providers [sic]. For example, Level 3 Communications will manage video acquisition, encoding and transport. “In total, more than 1,400 hours of video content will be acquired, encoded and transported across Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet+ platform […] The transport provider has supported numerous facets of broadcast delivery of the game for 27 years. Once video of the game is captured in San Francisco, it traverses to CBS’ studio facilities in New York City and then goes out for encoding and delivery. “For our hosting we’re working with Akamai Technologies on that side. And we’re using a number of third party firms for tracking,” [Jeff Gerttula, CBS Interactive] said. – Fierce Online Video
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