NBC Sports Networks thread

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by SirFozzie, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You never have to use the Gold site/page. Just use nbcsports.com/live - where you will find everything on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and Gold.
     
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  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah. But then why do they even keep the Gold page functioning as it still does? And placing the Gold icon/link so prominently at the top of their main page, as they still do?

    The whole thing is very clunky. It should be seamless.
     
  3. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's seamless - just use nbcsports.com/live
     
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  4. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should have realized this workaround ages ago -- but stream NBCSN through your TV provider's site if possible. I'm on FIOS and this works perfectly

    https://tv.verizon.com/watch/play/channel/nbcsnhd

    Zero hiccups as I stream B'mouth-MCFC. Could't get more than a couple minutes without freezing in the terrible NBC Sports authenticated stream page.
     
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  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't know you could watch anything through Verizon online, but I haven't had freezing issues with NBC Sports.
     
  6. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Just saw the price for ordering the Rugby WC on Gold: $230! I was expecting something around $70. Yikes!

    Normally I would simply pass on that and just watch the most interesting matches at a pub (and probably end up spending $230 in the end, but at least get beer with that). However, with kick-off times in the range of 01:15 and 06:15 that isn't a great option either.
     
  7. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shows how rugby in the US market is about 20 years behind soccer. And even with widespread streaming capability, may never come close to catching up. Just a reminder how good things are for the world soccer fan in the US now.
     
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  8. MisterB1968

    MisterB1968 Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    New Castle, DE
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I also had huge sticker shock when I got the email with the price, if your willing to stay spoiler free, it sounds like all but two of the quarterfinals past the group stages will be shown on NBC/NBCSN.

    http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2...ensive-u-s-coverage-ever-for-rugby-world-cup/
     
  9. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I feel like this is still what's holding the cards for rugby in the US...

    Tough to make money with widespread tv or streaming. Still a niche market to make some money in bars though (even with some rough time changes), or select few who will pay high price for in home subscription. Kind of a shame there's no impetus for showing all games live through NBCSN and maybe the Olympic channel - would be fun. If I want to watch anything I'll probably just VPN into ITV.
     
  10. SirFozzie

    SirFozzie Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 17, 2001
    Franklin, MA
    I'll be hitting the torrent sites, I fear.
     
  11. beInSchwartz

    beInSchwartz Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Club:
    ABC Natal
    Kind of disappointed that they've gone with Spurs/Palace over the United and Chelsea games this weekend and don't fully understand why CNBC didn't make the cut as far as getting another 10am slot game.
     
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  12. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, it's a full, interesting 3pm/10am slate. Wolves-Chelsea and Man Utd-Leicester are pretty big matches when you consider the top 6 aspirations for all 4 clubs. Though they all need to go to Gold at least 4 times this season, and NBC are probably pushing subscription sales as things heat up after the international coma break.
     
  13. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I can see why some are bummed.
    But as a neutral the Spurs/Palace match is the most intriguing to me. Especially when looking at current the standings.
     
  14. beInSchwartz

    beInSchwartz Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Club:
    ABC Natal
    Palace won't be there at the end of the season. Leicester may and Wolves may and they are against the sides in that top 6 mix. Wolves home vs. Chelsea as well. Think NBC are putting too much stock into a derby in name only.

    Maybe United's midweek games(easier to use 1 of the NBC Gold slots on those) are too high profile to shift to the Gold and they won't have as many 10am Saturday games due to being in Europa. I haven't looked at it too closely.
     
  15. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #1640 HomietheClown, Sep 12, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
    I know looking at the big picture and prognosticating the season in our heads things will look different later on.

    But currently I am interested in seeing if Palace can keep up the good results.
    And Spurs have a very entertaining team with marquee players.
     
  16. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    They just had a relatively soft set of fixtures to start the season. One would've expected them to be on about 7 points after 4 games before the season started IMO. The other 2 seem like more evenly-contested matchups on paper and also involve more attack-minded teams, but as implied by others, NBC isn't necessarily putting the most intriguing ones on SN.
     
  17. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Without spoiling anything I will have to disagree with the expectations. Especially when looking at one of their wins on the schedule.
     
  18. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    WTF! Huge spoil, mate! I've been tied up for the past 4 weeks and just got released. Was planning to watch that tonight!





    j/k :coffee:
     
  19. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    :D
     
  20. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Only notable bits here are the Sunday non-NBCSN matches going to Gold instead of CNBC

    [​IMG]
     
  23. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most weeks CNBC hasn't had a game. There are more games on Sundays after EL games, but the six start times from Friday through Sunday is normal.
     
  24. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was away all weekend. There were some interesting matches. It would've been nice if NBC had aired their MOTD show(s).
     
  25. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can probably forget about getting MOTD as long as the Rugby World Cup is going.
     

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