The Verizon Keynote has just ended, and while not much was pursed from the lips of CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam, Verizon did give an interesting fun fact about their LTE coverage: it plans to broadcast the 2014 Superbowl via LTE broadcast channels.
The announcement came after McAdam invited Roger Goodell, Chairman of the NFL, onto the stage to join him for a short Q&A and video clip. While they talked about the playoffs and upcoming 2013 Superbowl, McAdam also talked extensively about Verizon’s continual rollout of LTE in America and plans to bring it to nearly 100-percent of customers by 2014. Along with that, McAdam promised to ensure that the 2014 Superbowl at the Meadlowands in New Jersey, will be broadcast on Verizon’s LTE technology.
While this news was broken as a mere footnote for the entire Keynote, it’s interesting given the combination of Verizon’s growing LTE footprint, and continual commitment to NFL via The Red Zone and other initiatives. We’re not sure just how Verizon plans on doing it, but a good guess is that they won’t simply stream it through data, but utilize an LTE broadcast platform to maximize all that bandwidth goodness and keep the feed nice and open for the big game.
Nonetheless, NFL fans and geeks alike will probably love it – at least until Verizon announces pricing.