The NFL, which limits live streaming in the United States to Verizon smart phones, will make its games available on tablets and computers for cable subscribers for the 2012 season, says Hans Schroeder, SVP of Media Strategy and Development, in this interview with Beet.TV.

In a big digital distribution development for this season, the NFL is streaming the Super Bowl via an arrangement with NBC Sports.

Schroeder also talks about how live streaming overseas has dramatically increased the footprint of the game. He notes that most international digital distribution is unencumbered by broadcasters, as is the case in the United States.

Andy Plesser