2019 is a great year. There’s so much to look forward to. For many people across the world, the 53rd Super Bowl is one of the biggest deals happening this year. If the recorded number of active followers of Super Bowl LII is anything to go by, then expectations for 2019 are higher! The fact that the number of options through which interested viewers can enjoy the live happenings has increased leaves one more elated.
Mark the date; it’s all going down on February 3, 2019. Yes, in less than a month, we will be streaming this big event. If you are in Georgia, you will be pleased to know that the championship will be happening at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Mercedes-Benz stadium is all new noting that it only became operational after recent official commissioning around mid-2017.
Georgia residents know the location of this stadium but just in case you are new to this region, the state of the art stadium is located a few yards from Georgia Dome. Georgia Dome was the host for the year 2000 edition of Super Bowl.
How Can You Watch The Game?
If you got the access and the money, then you can watch the game in person from Mercedes-Benz stadium. But being a world-class event, you have to be prepared to part with a handsome amount of dollars to get a seat in the stadium. I don’t know about your financial position but are there any other options for people who do not want to spend heavily, living on the edge or simply looking for better alternatives?
Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives and they include;
The super bowl 2019 edition will be live on CBS TV. So, yes, as long as you are in the United States and able to access cable TV, CBS got you sorted. They will be bringing the live event.
Here is some good news, no access to CBS’ live streaming? Don’t stress, you will still have an opportunity to follow the championship through online streaming. For US residents, CBS has promised live streaming via CBSSports.com. They say that you will be able to access the live events of the day without a sign-in prompt. Great news, right? Online streaming is the best way to catch the Super Bowl live online.
CBS Live Streaming Partners
CBS has also promised that it will be guaranteeing access to their live streaming partners like Samsung TVs, Chrome cast, Fire TV, other satellites and telecoms. This only means that you will have enough options to choose from. All you need is your laptop or smartphone and a good internet connection, and then you can enjoy the live streaming from the comfort of your couch.
Can You Stream Live If You Are Not A United StatesResident?
The answer to this is yes and no. Well, it depends on how well you will be pre-positioned. See, the live streaming websites have geo-limitations. What does this mean? You will face blocks if you will be trying to access the content from a location that is not within the set limit. So if you try this, you will not be able to access the super bowl championship. That’s the ‘no’ explanation.
Luckily, there’s another hand, you can have your way through to a live experience of the events that will be going down in Georgia using a VPN. Yes, a VPN is the only way out for non-US residents. All that will be required of you is that connect to a VPN with a server in Georgia. VPN is a network system that among other things masks your real geographical location. What does this mean? That wherever you will be, whether in a small country in Africa, Asia or anywhere in the world, you will be able to enjoy the 2019 Super Bowl. All you need to do is your android device, good internet connection and a connection to a VPN.
From the Olympics to the Super Bowl, large sporting events can take a toll on the cities that host them. If you’re interested in sport management, you’ll be interested to see the effect recent large scale events have had economically and socially on cities like London, Sochi, and New Jersey:
Sunday night’s Super Bowl ad for Time Warner Cable’s new online streaming service included a brief appearance of some Duck Dynasty cast members: Willie Robertson, Si Robertson and Jase Robertson.
However, Phil Robertson, who caused a firestorm last December with his controversial anti-gay comments, was the missing one.
Super Bowl ad for Time Warner Cable’s new online streaming service included a brief appearance of some Duck Dynasty cast members
The commercial features such celebrities as P.Diddy, Jimmy Fallon, Drake, and True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin welcoming customers “to the new world of Time Warner Cable,” which features “super-fast internet” and television streaming options for tablets, phones, and computers.
Super Bowl XLVIII, which saw the Seattle Seahawks triumph over the Denver Broncos, was the most-watched television event in US history, the Fox TV network has said.
The event drew 111.5 million viewers on Sunday night, it said.
It is the fourth time in five years that a Super Bowl game has set a viewership record, correspondents say.
Super Bowl XLVIII half-time show also set a record with 115.3 million viewers watching Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live.
Super Bowl XLVIII was the most-watched television event in US history
Those figures beat the 110.8 million delivered by Beyonce last year and the prior record of 114.0 million set by Madonna two years ago.
Initially it was feared that the one-sided nature of the 43-8 Seahawks victory might have drained some suspense from the annual telecast, but the final numbers showed that once again the Super Bowl set a new benchmark for viewing figures.
Experts say that the previous five Super Bowls are now the five most watched TV programmes in US history, eclipsing the long-running record holder for most-watched TV programme – the M*A*S*H finale in 1983 – which now ranks sixth.
Fox said that about 2.3 million people watched its webcast of the game, peaking at the end of the third quarter.
Super Bowl XLVIII has been dominated by the Seattle Seahawks which thrashed a badly misfiring Denver Broncos 43-8.
Marshawn Lynch’s one-yard touchdown run and Malcolm Smith’s 69-yard interception return helped Seattle into a deserved 22-0 lead at the break.
Percy Harvin returned the second-half kick-off 87 yards for another touchdown to all but end a horribly one-sided affair in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Super Bowl XLVIII has been dominated by the Seattle Seahawks which thrashed a badly misfiring Denver Broncos 43-8
It was the first Super Bowl staged outdoors in a cold-weather state.
Pre-match fears of an 82,500-strong crowd having to endure sub-zero conditions proved groundless, with the temperature at the roofless MetLife Stadium just outside New York hovering around 7C (44F).
The week leading up to biggest annual event in the US sporting calendar was also dominated by talk of whether Denver’s top-rated offence – led by veteran quarterback Peyton Manning – could be contained by Seattle’s number one-ranked defence.
Denver found their answer when they ran into a hard-hitting, rampant Seattle defense hoping to win the club’s first NFL championship title.
Prince will make a guest appearance on the comedy New Girl at Fox’s post-Super Bowl party.
In an episode of New Girl that will air directly after the big game next month, Zooey Deschanel’s character is invited to a mansion party hosted by Prince – a party her friends are determined to crash.
Prince will make a guest appearance on the comedy New Girl at Fox’s post-Super Bowl party
Fox will also air an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine that night after New Girl, with the show fresh off its Golden Globe award for best comedy.
The Super Bowl is traditionally the most-watched TV event of the year, so the time slots after it are considered prime real estate.
An “unflattering” picture of Beyoncé performing at the Super Bowl’s halftime show has transformed into a meme rivaling McKayla Maroney’s now-iconic “Not Impressed” scowl.
After Beyoncé’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, emailed Buzzfeed earlier this week to ask that the site “respectfully change” several images of her client to “some better photos” from the halftime show, her attempt backfired in epic proportions.
Buzzfeed published the email, and in the Internet phenomenon known as the Streisand Effect, one image in particular circulated so virulently it became an instant meme.
The original seven images that Yvette Noel-Schure asked Buzzfeed to remove were included in a list of “The 33 Fiercest Moments From Beyoncé’s Halftime Show”.
Yvette Noel-Schure wrote: “As discussed, there are some unflattering photos on your current feed that we are respectfully asking you to change.
“I am certain you will be able to find some better photos. The worst are #5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 22.”
Since the email became public on Monday, internet users have been trying to come up with ways to make Beyoncé’s “unflattering” facial expressions even more unflattering via Reddit and other social media platforms.
An “unflattering” picture of Beyoncé performing at the Super Bowl’s halftime show has transformed into a meme
So far, Beyoncé has been turned into a bloody zombie, a “She Hulk”, Conan’s wife, and an Olympic weightlifter.
More creative types have created GIFs dedicated to her “fierce” poses.
One in particular shows Beyoncé’s limbs contracting into her torso, before she shoots off like a turtle with a rocket launcher attached to her leather bodysuit.
And another puts dumbbells in Beyoncé’s hands, reinventing her as a bodybuilder.
Beyoncé’s half-time performance at this year Super Bowl failed to pull in more viewers than Madonna’s record breaking 2012 appearance.
In fact, fewer people watched Sunday night’s thrilling Super Bowl than the previous two championship games, according to figures released on Tuesday.
Although Beyoncé, who prepared for five months for the hotly anticipated gig, reunited Destiny’s Child and sung live, viewing figures showed the 31-year-old was watched by 104 million viewers, compared to Madonna’s audience of 112.5 million.
Nielsen, a company that tracks the ratings, reported the actual game drew 108.4 million viewers, which is a drop from last season’s tally of 111.3 million viewers.
Madonna’s performance in 2012, which sparked controversy after M.I.A swore at cameras, was criticized on Twitter but its lavish nature – the slot featured CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj and LMFAO – meant the show was certainly noticed.
Nearly half of all households that own a television were tuned into Sunday’s game, the company added.
The showdown, where the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, scored a 46.3 rating and 69 share in its overnight ratings.
For the Nielsen measurement, one ratings point represents 1,147,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation’s estimated 114.7 million TV homes.
The share means that 71% of TVs that were on at the time were tuned to the Super Bowl.
At CBS’ request the ratings figure from Sunday night did not include a 30-minute period when there was a partial power outage in the Superdome.
But viewership actually increased after the power outage, as the game measured a 52.9 rating during its final moments, CBS noted.
Beyoncé’s half-time performance at this year Super Bowl failed to pull in more viewers than Madonna’s record breaking 2012 appearance
Not surprisingly, Baltimore ranked first among cities watching the championship game.
The game drew a 59.6 rating and share of 83 there.
In second place was New Orleans, where the game was played. The contest drew a 57.1 rating and a 77 share.
San Francisco did not rank in the top 10 cities for viewership.
The network also drew criticism by the Parents Television Council for not moving quickly enough to edit out a profanity said by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco shortly after the game.
Joe Flacco was caught by microphones describing his team’s victory as “f****** awesome”.
The game also illustrated the explosive growth of second screen activity.
The company Trendrr TV, which tracks activity on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, estimated there were 47.7 million social media posts during the game.
That compares to 17 million during the 2012 Super Bowl and just 3 million the year before that.
Last year’s Super Bowl, when the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots, drew a Nielsen rating of 47.8 and had a share of 71.
The only non-Super Bowl to have reached the 100-million viewer benchmark was the series finale of MASH in 1983.
The Church of Scientology ran a 60-second commercial in several major metropolitan markets including New York and Los Angeles during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday causing a stir among viewers.
“To the curious, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge,” an unseen narrator says.
“To the ones who just want to know about life, about the universe, about yourself.”
The controversial Church of Scientology aired a shorter 30-second version of its Knowledge spot in select cities during the AFC Championship two weeks ago. The video reportedly ran on television for the first time more than a month ago.
The Scientology organization paid close to $8 million to air the spot during Super Bowl game, which is the largest one-day televised event in terms of ad spending.
The Scientology ad features attractive young actors as well as images of caverns, scriptures, outer space and a mysterious looking fortuneteller stroking a crystal ball, among other cryptic scenery that runs over soft, hypnotic music.
“Not cute questions, big questions, one’s that matter,” the unseen narrator says.
“To the rebels, the artists, the free thinkers and the innovators who care less about labels and more about truth.”
The Church of Scientology ran a 60-second commercial in several major metropolitan markets including New York and Los Angeles during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday causing a stir among viewers
The ad is similar to Apple’s classic Think Different commercial from 1997, Buzzfeed and other media observers noted.
The reaction on Twitter and other social media sites was one of mockery, with several jabs from people in the video game industry.
“If your church has an ad during the Super Bowl it’s stops becoming a religion and starts becoming a punch line” Kevin Dent, chief operating officer of the mobile video game network P4RC wrote on Twitter after the spot ran.
“Hey America, if The Church of Scientology has enough cash to advertise during the Super Bowl, maybe it shouldn’t be tax exempt,” IGN.com editor Scott Lowe wrote on the site.
The Church of Scientology and its network of corporations, non-profits and other legal entities bring in more than $500 million a year from the organization’s paying members and other revenue sources according to a 2008 report in Upstart Business Journal.
The church is run like a franchise as each of its locations is separately incorporated and has its own local board of directors and executives responsible for that church’s activities and financial operations.
The first Scientology church was incorporated in December 1953 in Camden, New Jersey, by the religion’s founder L. Ron Hubbard, his wife Mary Sue Hubbard, and their colleague John Galusha.
L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, said at that time: “A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.”
The church’s current members include several celebrities. Among them are actors Tom Cruise, Jason Lee and Juliette Lewis, rapper Doug E. Fresh, musician Beck and television host Greta Van Susteren.
Church of Scientology has come under fire in recent years for alleged accounts of bigotry, deceptive means of recruitment and smear campaigns against its opponents, among other reported violations.
The Scientology commercial’s YouTube page, which went live on December 18, had just 60,000 views as of Sunday night, compared with more than 7 million views for Volkswagen’s much talked about Get Happy Super Bowl commercial, which was posted on YouTube last week.
Alicia Keys cut a striking figure as she sat down behind a silvery white grand piano in the middle of the field at the Super Bowl on Sunday to deliver an all-new version of the Star Spangled Banner before kick off in New Orleans.
Alicia Keys showed no nerves as she confidently sung a mellow, jazzy rendition of anthem in front of an estimated audience of more than 150 million.
The US National Anthem was interspersed with shots of American soldiers overseas spliced with emotional watching athletes.
At the culmination of her performance, Alicia Keys closed her eyes and held her arms aloft in a type of victory salute.
Following the furor of Beyonce lip syncing to the Star Spangled Banner at President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, the pressure was on Alicia Keys to deliver.
Alicia Keys delivered an all-new version of the Star Spangled Banner before super Bowl kick off in New Orleans
“I’m really excited about it, I can’t even lie,” Alicia Keys told The Huffington Post prior to Sunday’s performance.
“I have to rehearse it totally, as if it’s a brand-new song, because it is actually a brand new song in the style that I’ll deliver it. I’m actually rehearsing it like a maniac.”
Luckily, Alicia Keys’ rendition went off without a hitch, unlike Christina Aguilera’s notorious line fluffing back in 2011.
She follows in the footsteps of stars including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks in performing the anthem.
Beyonce took to the stage at Sunday’s Super Bowl with trademark style, with an all-singing, all-dancing spectacular greatest hits set for the half time show, which culminated in her being joined on stage by Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Beyonce, 31, sported a plunging leather Rubin Singer corset and skirt which she stripped off to reveal a lace underlay during a slick, energetic show packed with special effects at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
However, her show may have taken up a large amount of electricity, with the power in the stadium going out shortly after the 14 minute set.
Beyonce emerged onstage singing lines from her R&B hit Love on Top under a giant lit up silhouette of herself, with a group of fans running on to the field to watch next to the lit up stage in the shape of two facing profiles of the singer.
Black over-the-knee socks over fishnet tights and high heeled ankle boots completed Beyonce’s sexy outfit designed by little known New York based Rubin Singer.
The stage was dark while fire and lights burst from the sides as she began hit Crazy in Love, complete with a guitar flaming as it played out its solo.
The clearly pumped up star even blew a kiss to the crowd, before beginning her show in front of fireworks and light effects on video screens.
Beyonce’s spectacular performance provided an elaborate contrast to the on-field sporting action between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, with special effects including a light show, fireworks, and kaleidoscopic multiple video footage of the star.
Her background singers helped out as Beyonce danced around the stage throughout most of her performance.
Beyonce was joined on super Bowl 2013 stage by Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams
There was a backing track to help fill in when she wasn’t singing – and there were long stretches when she let it play as she performed elaborate dance moves with a swarm of background dancers and band members.
Beyonce performed a number of hits including End of Time, and Baby Boy before being joined by Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland who wore similar revealing black outfits.
Kelly Rowland sported a leather leotard with identical stockings and boots, while Michelle Williams sported a ultra short black miniskirt over her slinky leather number.
Michelle Williams had previously denied the band would reunite for the event, saying she had a prior commitment to appear in the musical Fela.
So there was clear delight from the crowd when they took the stage, singing with the diva on their massive hits Bootylicious and Independent Woman, along with Beyonce’s smash hit Single Ladies.
However, the trio left out their more recent effort, the slow number Nuclear – the first new Destiny’s Child recording in eight years, which was released last month.
But after the show, there were rumblings from critics and fans that Kelly and Michelle’s vocals were unable to be heard over Beyonce’s.
To close the 14-minute set, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland left Beyonce to perform emotional show-stopper Halo.
SodaStream ad that was banned from Sunday night’s Super Bowl game can now be viewed by anyone on YouTube and the company behind it is reaping the benefits.
SodaStream, which makes home water carbonators used to whip up homemade soda, directly challenged Coca-Cola and Pepsi in its commercial that was set to air in the fourth quarter.
CBS saw the ad as a challenge to two behemoth advertisers and promptly banned it.
“Because SodaStream is a direct competitor of the Big Soda brands that tend to be ubiquitous during the Super Bowl,” SodaStream told The Huffington Post. “The rejection of one of the company’s proposed ads, which takes aim at Big Soda, is perhaps not surprising.”
The ad pits a Coke and a Pepsi delivery driver against each other in a dueling banjos moment that culminates in both drivers’ merchandise exploding as a man opts for Soda Stream, instead.
It was reported banned on Friday.
This is not an unusual occurrence. The biggest night in football draws a massive viewership and seconds-long ads can cost millions.
But SodaStream claims they didn’t intend for their ad to be cancelled, as other advertisers have been doing for years to win some cheap PR.
SodaStream ad that was banned from Sunday night’s Super Bowl game can now be viewed by anyone on YouTube and the company behind it is reaping the benefits
Forced to rework the commercial for air during Super Bowl XLVII, the original spot has now gone viral on the internet and SodaStream has been rewarded with a mountain of publicity nonetheless.
Despite their claims to innocence in the matter, this a path the company has gone down before.
An ad intended for UK viewers was banned by the company Clearcast in November 2012 for the exact same issue when the broadcaster claimed the spot “denigrated other soft drinks”.
SodaStream subsequently posted its largest ever stock market gains.
Prior to that, the company received a cease and desist demand from Coca-Cola after placing displays made out of used water bottles and soda cans that portrayed the company as wasteful in South Africa and elsewhere.
It remains unclear if the Isreali company is intentionally culling publicity from its advertising misbehavior.
However, SodaStream will certainly win at least a few fans as the banned Super Bowl ad gains millions of free views on YouTube.
During the on-field celebrations right after New York Giants won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, linebacker Greg Jones got down on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Piechowski amid the confetti and the rapturous screaming and cheering from fans.
Greg Jones’ girlfriend, who he refers to as Mandy, said yes and immediately started crying.
Speaking to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Greg Jones said: “She was bawling. I was like, <<I don’t know how long she’s going to keep crying>>.
“She definitely knows how I feel. A speech wasn’t even needed.
“Just everything we’ve been through together. She’s been here since day one and she knew me long before everything else.”
During the on-field celebrations right after New York Giants won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, linebacker Greg Jones got down on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Piechowski
Greg Jones said if his team had lost, he would have proposed another time.
The linebacker and Amanda Piechowki met three years ago at Michigan State but only started dating a year ago.
Amanda Piechowski is a former Spartans basketball player and model.
The joyous moment – captured on camera – was reminiscent of Boise State’s Ian Johnson getting engaged after the Fiesta Bowl a few years ago.
Greg Jones, a sixth-round pick, began the season as a starter on defense and has been a contributor on special teams.