What channel is Super Bowl 2012 on?

The big game is finally upon us, and the New York Giants and New England Patriots will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time live on NBC across the United States.

The game will also be available to watch via two official live streams:

NBC will offer an official free Super Bowl 2012 live stream online at NBCSports.com. This is one of only two officially sanctioned sites on which to watch a live stream of the game for free online.

The NFL will also offer an official free Super Bowl 2012 live stream online at NFL.com. This is the only other officially sanctioned site on with to watch a live stream of the game for free online.

And this year you can watch the Super Bowl 2012 legally on your mobile device for the very first time:

The NFL Mobile (iOS, Android) app is the first one that will allow viewers to watch a Super Bowl 2012 live stream legally on a mobile device. Download NFL Mobile Premium on your Verizon device to get a live video app feature, which allows for watching of live games, NFL RedZone and the 24/7 NFL Network. The premium service app is free for 4GLTE-equipped mobile device users, while 3G users must pay $10 per month to watch the live video streams.

Super Bowl 2011 was broadcast live on Fox, as was the 2008 Super Bowl, in which the Giants beat the Patriots in the epic precursor to tonight's rematch. The 2010 Super Bowl was broadcast on CBS.

CBS will broadcast Super Bowl L in 2016, Super Bowl LIII in 2019 and Super Bowl LVI in 2022, along with Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans in 2013, according to Sports Illustrated, while Fox will broadcast Super Bowls LI, LIV & LVII, and NBC will broadcast the 2015, 2018 and 2021 Super Bowls.

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