No one wants to miss their favorite sporting events, but sometimes watching that sporting event means paying extra monthly for pricey sports packages from your cable provider. These packages can add hundreds of dollars annually to your cable bill. The people who purchase those sports packages from their cable company just want to watch their favorite sports and never miss a game. Evolving streaming technology now allows you to watch live soccer, baseball, basketball, or football without the high cost of add-on packages.
Utilizing the internet for live streaming of sports is becoming more and more popular. Estimates state that 96% of internet users today watch video online. Half of those share videos with their family and friends. A third of users write comments and actively engage with other viewers. 21% of viewers use smart phones, 63% use tablets, and 72% use computers to stream online content. Advertisements for online video has more than tripled with over two billion dollars spent last year. There is a huge market potential for internet providers and advertisers in live streaming sports videos.
When you stream sports through the internet, you have access to all the same action you would get from watching the game on TV. You will be instantly and constantly connected to the action of the game. You will have expert picks of the best games. Enhance your experience using social media feeds of Facebook and Twitter to follow and post in during games. You will get analytics and replays with every play. Streaming is live, in real time, with updated statistics. You can interact online with friends, professional and college athletes, and professional sports broadcasters, writers, and reporters. Online sports communities will allow you to become a part of online brackets, share of fan memorabilia online, information, posters, and pictures. Online sports are available on many different mobile apps for on the go access to your favorite sports.
Live streaming of sports promotes social connectivity between fans, players, and sports journalists. Broadcasting stations utilize big data to determine programming, and live streaming of sporting events will give them the information they need to bring you the best programming. Live online sports also opens up new business models for TV broadcasters. If a sports package is holding you back from disconnecting your cable service, check out some of the options available in your area for live streaming sports.