Direct TV has announced that they will be premiering the Super Bowl this year on their network. They say that for the first time ever, a single entity will have exclusive rights to provide the best in-depth coverage of the big game. While many people are excited to see what this means, some fear that it may lead to a change in how news agencies cover major events. Are there positives and negatives to Direct TV’s decision?
What is Direct TV’s Super Bowl Channel Coverage?
Direct TV is the only provider of Super Bowl channel coverage this year. The Super Bowl channel will be available on all devices including Direct TV’s app, Apple products, and Roku players. You can also watch the game live on DIRECTV’s website or through the DIRECTV App.
Super Bowl LII will be played on February 4th at U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. EST and will be televised live on FOX, with pre-game show starting at 5 p.m. EST. DIRECTV will have exclusive rights to provide subscriber access to the Super Bowl channel throughout the United States for a two-day period before and after the game.*
If you are not a DIRECTV subscriber, you can still watch the Super Bowl online by using one of these streaming services: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, HBO Now, or Hulu Live TV*. These services offer varying degrees of access to local channels so you can find one that is best for your needs.
How Does It Work?
Direct TV is the exclusive broadcaster of Super Bowl XLVIII. The channel will be available on all DIRECTV packages starting at just $35 a month. Customers can also watch the game online at DIRECTV.com/SB49 or via the NFL app.
To access Direct TV Super Bowl Channel, viewers will need to sign in to their account and select the “Watch Game” tab. From here, they will be able to choose between live streaming or watching on-demand after the game is over. All customers who have DIRECTV will have access to the channel regardless of where they are in the country.
In addition to live coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII, DIRECTV will also offer extensive pre-game and post-game shows as well as analysis from NFL analysts. Fans can also stay up-to-date with all the latest news and rumors by following @DIRECTV_SB on Twitter or visiting DIRECTV’s website for more information.
All the Ways You Can Watch the Super Bowl
If you’re a DIRECTV subscriber, this year’s Super Bowl is available to watch on your TV through the channel lineup. This year, the game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will start at 6:30 p.m. EST.
You can also watch the game live online via DIRECTV NOW (requires a streaming device and an internet connection). If you don’t have a streaming device, you can still watch the game live on DIRECTV’s app or website.
DIRECTV also has the option of watching the Super Bowl without cable by using their Genie box – just make sure you have Spectrum or AT&T service as DIRECTV doesn’t offer those channels in some areas. Plus, if you have any other questions about how to watch the game, DIRECTV’s contact center is always happy to help.
If you’re not a subscriber to DIRECTV, there are still plenty of ways to watch the Super Bowl without cable! CBS is airing the game live in all 50 states, so even if you don’t have cable in your area, you can still watch it live through CBS All Access (a streaming service from CBS). And if that isn’t enough for you, check out our list of other ways to watch the Super Bowl without cable!
Are you looking to watch the Super Bowl this year but don’t have cable? Fear not, because we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of all the channels that will be broadcasting the game live, as well as where you can find them if you’re living outside of the U.S. or Canada. Be sure to check back throughout the day for updates on channel changes and other important information!