In a first for CBS, some games played during the upcoming NFL regular season will be live-streamed.
Variety reports that the network will live-stream two games: the Oct. 4 meeting between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, and a showdown on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, between the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys.
The move comes as CBS aims to expand its digital coverage of football in response to the increased use of mobile screens by viewers.
“The network said it planned to stream two regular-season games and four playoff games, as well as Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.,” Variety notes. “The coverage will be available on laptops, desktops and tablets at CBSSports.com and on televisions through select devices such as Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku players and Roku TV models.”
The report adds: “All of the games will be available for free, with no authentication of a subscription to a cable or satellite provider required.”
The CBS coverage will include the AFC playoffs.