Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Madonna: Super Bowl & Halftime Show to be streamed live

Music fans all over the globe will be able to watch the 2012 Super Bowl live as it happens, and that includes Madonna’s Halftime Show.

The NFL and broadcast partner NBC announced Tuesday that The Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and NBC's wild-card playoff games will be streamed online and on mobile phones for the first time.

The games will be streamed online at and through SNF Extra, which features an HD broadcast, DVR-style controls, additional camera angles, in-game highlights, live statistics and interactive elements. and the NFL have streamed games online since 2008 with SNF Extra, NBC Sports' exclusive video, but this is the first time playoff games have been streamed.

Pop icon Madonna is the featured performer for the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, which is traditionally the most-watched musical event of the year; more than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show featuring the Black Eyed Peas.

The 2012 Super Bowl takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5.

Prior to the big event, Madonna will release her new single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” – which features Nicki Minaj and MIA - in late January.

The song will be featured on Madonna’s as-yet-untitled 12th studio album, due out in late March; which has now been completed. The record will be her first effort since 2008's “Hard Candy.”

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