The Carolina Panthers will face off with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This will be the first Super Bowl held in the new arena, built in 2014, which serves as the home to the San Francisco 49ers.
Viewers can catch the game on CBS at 5:30 p.m. CST.
The game and the way it is broadcast has come a long way in 50 years. Last year’s Super Bowl was watched by a record 114 million people. The USA Today points out that Super Bowl I, in 1967, offered just “30 minutes of pregame programming, one marching band at halftime, 11 cameras, two production trucks and “Lassie” aired directly afterward.”
In addition to the live coverage of the game – which will be better than ever thanks to a bunch of new camera technology – a variety of cable and mobile viewing options make this game truly an interactive experience. A story in Wired spells out what’s in store for television viewers. If you love multiple angles, enhanced replays and on-field sound, you’ll love the news that CBS Sports will be using 70 cameras to capture the action — that’s 30 more cameras than were used just last year 2015.
Super Bowl 50 will be available several ways: Live on the CBS network, through a live broadband stream on CBSSports.com, and on certain home entertainment devices.
- CBS: As the rightsholder to Super Bowl 50, CBS will offer 75 hours of programming. CBSSN will also produce original programming from San Francisco including NFL Monday QB, We Need to Talk, That Other Pregame Show and a nightly Super Bowl Live program (9-11 CST) that will wrap up the day’s events. CBS will air the first hours of its four-hour Super Bowl Today pregame show live from San Francisco before heading to Santa Clara for the Big Game.
- The NFL Network is on-location providing comprehensive, wall-to-wall coverage of Super Bowl week. With a more than 88 live hours of on-location coverage – a new record for NFL Network – from San Francisco and the Bay Area, and featuring a roster of 36 on-air personalities with a combined 17 Super Bowl rings, NFL Network is the go-to destination for expert analysis, the latest news and reports, special guest appearances, matchup-related programming and more leading up to Super Bowl 50.
- ESPN: Will air 45 live hours of programming from the Bay Area including SportsCenter, NFL Live and NFL Insiders. Mike and Mike and First Take will air live from Fort Mason while Rusillo and Kanell will be based out of Radio Row.ESPN’s outdoor set will overlook the Golden Gate Bridge and the iconic Alcatraz, the former prison located in San Francisco Bay.
- Showtime: The CBS Sports-produced “Inside the NFL” with Adam Schein, Boomer Esiason, Brandon Marshall and Phil Simms will air on Tuesday, February 3 at 8 p.m. CST from CBS’ Super Bowl headquarters.
Information gathered from various news reports.