With the Atlanta Falcons up big vs. the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl LI, viewers using the Fox Sports Go app saw their live stream of the game interrupted.
The drop in coverage was quickly resolved, according to Fox Sports, which at 6:51 p.m. PT tweeted from its Fox Sports Go Help Twitter account: “We're aware of the streaming issue, and it's been resolved. Please close and reopen the stream to get back to the game.”
The drop in streaming coverage was long enough for streaming viewers to miss several key plays in New England’s fourth-quarter comeback, with the Patriots outscoring the Falcons 19-0 in the quarter, and eventually winning the game in overtime (the first overtime game in Super Bowl history) 34-28.
A Fox Sports spokesman said the network was investigating the cause of the interruption.
Fox Sports Go wasn't alone with respect to dealing with technical issues during the game. DirecTV ran into temporary problems in the fourth quarter, and Comcast subs in Northern Virginia couldn't get the game because of outages caused by two fires that knocked out power, TV Predictions reports.
--Multichannel News technology editor Jeff Baumgartner contributed to this report.