CBS to Stream Seven NFL Games for Free, Including Super Bowl

CBS Corp. will stream seven National Football League games, including the Super Bowl, for free over the Internet in the coming season, an effort to reach viewers who don’t pay for cable.

Anyone will be able to stream two regular season games, four playoff games and the Super Bowl on their laptops, smartphones and connected TV devices, the company said Tuesday. The network has offered games for free in the past, including last season’s American Football Conference Championship Game. This is the first time it has offered regular season games.

CBS is trying to reach the growing number of consumers who don’t pay for TV service, and sell additional advertisements to major sponsors. Pay-TV services suffered their biggest drop in customers this past quarter, according to SNL Kagan.

Live football isn’t available to customers of CBS All Access, the company’s online subscription service.