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What time will Super Bowl 50 kick off, and how can you watch it?

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Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson headline CBS Sports' broadcast team for the big game.
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson headline CBS Sports' broadcast team for the big game. Charlotte

The game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos begins at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7. CBS will provide the coverage. You can stream the game live at CBSSports.com.

CBS's official pregame coverage will begin at 2 p.m. EST, but that will be preceded by Super Bowl specials starting at 11 a.m.

Super Bowl 50 will be played in Santa Clara, Calif, at Levi's Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers. It is located 45 miles from San Francisco and 9 miles from San Jose.

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The Armed Forces Chorus will sing “America The Beautiful,” probably right around 6:30 p.m., then Lady Gaga will sign the National Athem. The actual kickoff should be around 6:40 p.m.

The halftime show should begin around 8 p.m. and will feature Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

After the game, probably about 10:30 p.m., CBS will air 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.'

CBS coverage plans:

- Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call Super Bowl 50, along with Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn reporting from the sidelines and Mike Carey providing analysis as NFL officiating expert.

- CBS's live four-hour Super Bowl pre-game show, The Super Bowl Today will kick off at 2 p.m. ET with host James Brown, analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, along with Ian Eagle, Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Amy Trask, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as reporters Wolfson, Washburn and Allie LaForce, and contributor Jim Rome.

Here is the CBS lineup:

11 a.m. ET: Super Bowl 50: Before they were pros (NFL films)

Noon ET: Road to the Super Bowl (NFL Films)

1 p.m. ET: Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition

2-6 p.m. ET: The Super Bowl Today

6-6:30 p.m. ET: Super Bowl on CBS Kick-off Show

6:30 p.m. ET: Super Bowl 50

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