One of the world’s biggest sporting events rolls around for another year, with Super Bowl 54 pitting the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers against one another at 10:30am (AEDT) on Monday, February 3 (Australian time).
This is The Roar’s ultimate guide to catching the Super Bowl on TV, or grabbing a live stream.
It’ll be the unstoppable force in the Chiefs offense clashing with the immovable object that is San Francisco’s defense when these sides take to the field. The 49ers are chasing their sixth Super Bowl victory – which would equal the NFL record – while Kansas City are looking to break a title drought that extends back to 1970.
You’ll have a number of options if you want to watch the Super Bowl on TV.
ESPN has easily the superior pre-game coverage, with a seven-hour NFL Countdown programme beginning at 2am (AEDT), before SportsCenter begins at 9am and then the official pre-game show commences at 10am. ESPN’s Super Bowl broadcast concludes at 2:30pm, but there is plenty more sports programming that will analyse the Super Bowl on tap afterwards.
Access to ESPN requires a valid Foxtel TV subscription. ESPN is on Foxtel channel 509.
Alternatively, you can tune into Channel Seven’s free-to-air broadcast, who’ll actually have coverage on their main channel in most areas from 10am until 4pm (AEDT).
The easiest way to catch a Super Bowl live stream is through Kayo Sports. Kayo will have all of ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage available on your preferred mobile device, desktop, laptop or even a Samsung TV, for just $25 a month.
If you’ve never used the service before, you may be eligible for a free trial.
If you have a Foxtel subscription already, however, and just can’t get to a TV, you can use the Foxtel GO application to stream any content available in your existing Foxtel package.
7Plus, Seven’s streaming service, will also have a free live stream.
As always, The Roar will have you covered with a live blog of the Super Bowl as well as video highlights and fan reaction.