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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

NFL to Podcast Playoff Games, Super Bowl

The NFL is collaborating with audiobook distributor Audible Inc. to distribute sound feeds to the remaining playoff games via iTunes and other music sites, allowing fans to listen to games through iPods and other devices. The NFL will also podcast the Super Bowl.

Recordings will be available for games scheduled for this Sunday. Complete games will cost about $10 each, and highlights will cost about $5. The games will not be podcast live, but are designed for hardcore fans who might have missed a game or want a souvenir.

This coming Sunday (1/23), the Atlanta Falcons will play the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New England Patriots will play the Pittsburgh Steelers. The winners of those two games will face each other at the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13.

Source: NFL.com, AP (Excite)