The 2021 NFL season culminates in the 55th annual Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, which attracts worldwide interest. Here’s how to watch in South Africa.
How to watch NFL Super Bowl LV in South Africa
There are two ways for South African viewers to immerse themselves in the pomp and splendor of Super Bowl Sunday.
For DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers, the Super Bowl will be broadcast live on Monday, February 8, 2021, in the early hours of the morning on ESPN (DStv 218) and ESPN2 (DStv 219). The Super Bowl broadcast begins at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, while the game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 a.m. (SAST).
Alternatively, Super Bowl LV is available through the NFL’s top streaming platform. You will need an NFL Game Pass subscription to view the game and related programming.
NFL Game Pass currently offers two subscriptions. The first is the standard annual subscription or the PRO option which is billed at $ 24.99 (about R 371). The second option is the NFL Game Pass Super Bowl Pass, which is billed at $ 14.99 (about R223). This plan gives you 31 days of access to Game Pass content and includes Super Bowl LV LIVE & On-Demand.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Kansas City Chiefs
TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes # 15 of the Kansas City Chiefs appears to persist in the fourth quarter during their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)
Framed by a fight between QBs Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, the 55th Super Bowl will be played behind closed doors, but everyone involved will be aware of the massive crowd watching from the US and around the world.
Mahomes started where he left off last season and underwent surgery on an injured toe until after the big game. While Mahomes is both the present and the future of the NFL, his counterpart is an icon.
Brady, now 43, turned back the years to lead the Buccaneers to their second conference championship.
Much has been done by the leaders of the offensive, but super bowls are very often determined by the performance of the defensive units. Here it is the Bucs who, with their experienced pass rushers, athletic LBs and big corners, could be ahead. The Chiefs just held back a fight on their last visit to Tampa and were overwhelmed by the Bucs’ aggressive defense.
It’s been a season like no other, and it promises to be a very different Super Bowl Sunday experience as a whole. Even without fans, this is an event not to be missed.
The famous Super Bowl Half Time Show shows the weekend with producers who promise the viewers a movie theater experience at home.