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Watch live game action this Saturday from your laptop

Oct 14, 2009, 8:45 PM EDT

I just got a bit of good news from the higher-ups here at NBC Sports. While many of you have followed the game action with me during our epic live-blog sessions, a common question from the peanut gallery has been, “Where can we watch the game online?”

For the first time ever, I’m able to say… here!

Here’s the official news:

For the first time this season, Notre Dame fans will also be able to follow the action live online this Saturday. will be streaming a unique, bonus camera feed for the duration of Saturday’s game vs. USC (3:30 p.m. ET) marking the first time this season fans can also get an online-only complementary video experience to the broadcast of the game on NBC.


This is in addition to the digital experiences that have already been available all season, including live-streaming of the games on iPhones and live postgame webcasts, which originate from Notre Dame Stadium and include live coverage of coach Charlie Weis‘ postgame press conference.”

This should be a pretty cool experience for those who like to get as many media platforms going as possible. You can watch the game on your TV, stream it live at NBC, and follow along during the live-blog as I type furiously from the press box at Notre Dame stadium.

After talking about this with our production team, I’m convinced this will be a great supplement to the TV coverage, and if you’re stuck with no TV and only an internet feed, a pretty decent way to follow the game. Just to be clear, you won’t have all the bells and whistles of a standard NBC telecast, but you’ll get the broadcast audio feed with Tom Hammond and Pat Haden, as well as a cool camera view for the entire game.

(Better yet, you can’t beat the price.)

For those of you looking for a simulcast of the game, you can find that in the App Store for your iPhone, but if you’re like the rest of us that are iPhone-less, this should give you another way to follow the epic matchup this Saturday with the Trojans. 

140 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. S Cap - Oct 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    Yes! I’m in Copenhagen and can’t wait to see SC smash the Irish. Sorry ND fans.
    Fight on!

  2. Mike - Oct 15, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    The link or a URL to the feed might be nice!

  3. robertg - Oct 15, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    we congratuate you and your staff on this most excellent achievement. nbc and notre dame now span the globe, as only notre dame’s fanbase does.
    my cousins in south africa, zimbabwe, namibia,zambia switzerland, denmark,ireland, england, scotland, france, germany,belgium, spain, portugal,belgium,holland, poland, italy,hungary,
    chile, mexico,singapore,hong kong australia, new zealand, and all over the world, including those in the us armed forces in iraq and afganistan, will be able watch notre dame live for the 1st time
    real notre dame fans will be watching and cheering for notre dame all over the world, including copenhagen, now that nbc has gone global.
    unlike fans of other schools, we will always love notre dame, win or lose for everything that notre dame stands for, although a win is always better.
    that usc fan who claims to be in copenhagen is going to be extremely lonely and unhappy with the outcome of the game.
    however, if this person really is in copenhagen, which we doubt, at least he will have the option of being in an environment in which not everyone knows how rotten and dishonest the usc football program has been ever since pete carroll took over.
    for the rest of the civilized world, excluding a few thousand usc fans, who are in for a very bad day,
    GO IRISH!!!
    for nbc, this is really the beginning of something very big. by taking global events like notre dame football games, which will draw audience shares from all over the globe, once nbc sees the stats, they can start to sell advertising to local companies all over the world.
    there are only a few brands, such as notre dame, which bring with them, a loyal worldwide fan base who will watch every game and purchase the products and services advertised.

  4. NDDragon - Oct 15, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Three cheers from an ND fan in Korea! I can’t wait to watch the game. Way to go getting this set up. I know that all my friends from ND that are here teaching with me will be psyched to hear this good news.

  5. L. A. - Oct 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    You said it right! Go Irish!
    L. A.

  6. Mike Flaherty - Oct 15, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    I would appreciate NBC reaching out to the gay community.

  7. InDomer - Oct 16, 2009 at 1:01 AM

    Great job NBC. Domers in Indonesia will be watching.

  8. Roy - Oct 16, 2009 at 5:52 AM

    Excellent – can watch the Irish from Ireland now. Go Irish

  9. Mike Carson - Oct 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Dude this is sweet. I’m flying from Chicago to London during the game and the plane has wifi. Go Irish!

  10. mark - Oct 16, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Will this be every home game from now on, or are they only doing it for the USC game?
    Please let it be every home game from here on out….

  11. Fred Shaheen - Oct 16, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    That’s good news but lets hope that the TV coverage for this game improves. This years broadcasts have definitely not been what we have been accustomed to over the years with NBC.

  12. Paul - Oct 16, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Thats super news – thanks NBC – I’ll be able to match the big game now live in Ireland. Jimmy Clausen is going to do the business tomorr!

  13. kejji - Oct 16, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    robertg, dude…ritalin might be the answer to your..umm…difficulties, and please limit yourself to 10 redbulls a day.
    Must you make snarky remarks about USC and their fans in every post?? even to the point of calling the ‘SC fan from Denmark a liar.
    How about being a fan of the game of football, instead of just worshipping at the image of touchdown Jesus?
    I am a huge fan of USC but have respect for the Notre Dame program and their storied legacy…Notre Dame/USC is the best rivalry in football.
    That being said…here is why I feel ‘SC will come out victorious.
    ‘SC has injured players coming back that will fundamentally change the way they do business on the offensive/defensive side of the ball.
    Wide receiver Ronald Johnson returns…Johnson will completely change the dynamics of the offense…Johnsons speed will prevent the Notre Dame defense from stacking the defensive line by bringing a safety up to protect against the run.
    In turn, this obviously helps the running game but also helps the intermediate passing game where wide receiver Damien Williams and tight end Anthony McCoy will be freed up to wreak havoc.
    Johnson’s return will help Matt Barkley create opportunities all over the field.
    Now for the defensive side of the ball… Armond Armstead is returning from a foot injury….A healthy Armstead coupled with the Pac-10 sack leader Nick Perry and Everson Griffen, who is only one sack behind Perry, means Clausen better get rid of the football VERY quickly!
    The linebacking corps gets a big boost with the return of staring strongside linebacker Malcolm Smith and his back-up, Jordon Campbell…both returning from ankle injuries.
    Also coming back is Brian Baucham, an up and coming cornerback, who, prior to a motorcycle accident, had been one of the first in USC’s d-back rotation.
    I expect N.D. to stick pretty close for the first half or so, due to location and adrenaline…’SC is just too deep at every position and hardly has a drop off during rotation….(other than Q.B.).. and this will take its toll as the game wears on.
    Or maybe not! 😉
    But to the true Notre Dame fans I wish you good luck…but not to much! It will be an enjoyable game.
    And if the Irish do win the game, I will be the first one back here to offer congrats.

  14. Hugger - Oct 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    would really appreciate the URL please… a Domer starved of Irish football in Tokyo…

  15. MAC - Oct 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    The best URL for this kind of programming just might be
    Beat SC….

  16. CmacND - Oct 16, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    GREAT NEWS!! i will be in Italy for the game… Great job

  17. ADAM - Oct 16, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Huge ND fan, never miss a game. On my honeymoon in fiji…this is perfect timing. Awesome!

  18. Harry Bahgina - Oct 16, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    NBC has reached out to the community and have made them gay with this feature.
    Harry Bahgina

  19. P&A - Oct 17, 2009 at 12:52 AM

    My fiance and I are looking forward to watching the game from Nanchang, China. I had the law school where I lecture decked out in green this week.

  20. Geoffrey Hui - Oct 17, 2009 at 2:54 AM

    And I will rise early in Melbourne, Australia to watch the game and cheer.

  21. Moscow Mike - Oct 17, 2009 at 4:09 AM

    Dear NBC — It s a bout F*CKING TIME. No idea why it has taken this long to do this — I only hope that you will continue to broadcast all the home games online and not just this one. If you need any more help figuring out what is the best way to broadcast online don’t be afraid to check out They figured this out about 5 years ago.
    Go Irish….

  22. Belfast Chris - Oct 17, 2009 at 4:59 AM

    Great news for those of us in the Emerald Isle. Can’t wait to see the Irish wallop the Trojans!

  23. Shouperman - Oct 17, 2009 at 6:56 AM

    Hey this is awesome!!! I’m goin’ to have to order a pizza 4 hours in advance (i.e. b4 the pizza shop closes) so I can enjoy some pizza with Irish football here in the land of the rising sun. GO IRISH! GO COLD PIZZA!

  24. Johnny T - Oct 17, 2009 at 6:58 AM

    Are we sure it will be available for viewing outside the US? I’m in Ireland and often the US website content is only available when accessed from within the 50 states!?

  25. James McLaughlin - Oct 17, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    The crew working here at the Atucha Nuclear plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina is thrilled. Every laptop on the turbine deck will be tuned in to watch the game! GO IRISH!!!

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