NBC Sports Networks thread

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

  1. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish we had this in the US, since my understanding is that all the games on Amazon are broadcast in 4K, whereas here we only get one game per match week in 4K.
     
  2. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Boxing Day is probably the best day for Amazon to be allowed to show all the Prem matches because a) it's a day when travel is really tough (keeping people closer to home) and b) people either know well in advance if they're going to leave the house and support their team in person (close-by ticket holders, family and friend traditions, having to book coach seats, etc) so there's a pretty clear market for supporters going to grounds and an equally clear market for folks staying at home to chill.
     
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  3. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One annoyance with NBC Gold is their apparent authentication timeouts. I don't use it every week because I can get most of what I want on NBCSN, but when my team is on Gold from time to time, I go to it. And almost invariably I have to re-authenticate with NBC, whether it be on my laptop (via website) or on my TV (via Roku).

    Both require me to find my Gold password which is not something I memorize, and the Roku is particularly annoying because NBC forces me to reactivate the Roku device which is a multi-step process.

    How many weeks do they let you use Gold with an embedded password or activated device, without having to redo that from scratch? And why can't they just make that several times longer than they currently allow?

    Another one of those things that makes digital streaming just that much less easy or fluid than the age old TV delivery model.
     
  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another gripe is that for some reason my Roku stream was about 2 mins behind live. That's perhaps more a Roku problem than an NBC problem. And the buttons on the Roku remote don't really help. The fast-fwd (>>) button wouldn't fix it. Nor would the play/pause button respond. I had to hit the Home button then find the game again and start from scratch. Now I'm current/live. But why did this happen and why couldn't I fix it with the above mentioned buttons? It's a damn site less functional or intuitive than my Tivo/remote. :p
     
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  5. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    The sign-in/authentication process with streaming apps seems like a crapshoot. I’ve had Roku devices for about a decade now and have never had issues with having to sign in over and over again.

    At the same time, an app like NBC Sports will keep me signed in for 6 months straight and then it will suddenly make me sign in each of the next 2-3 times I use it. These devices all have a mind of their own at times. While on a holiday visit to see family their Fire Stick made me sign into Netflix three times in as many days.

    One big complaint UK fans have had about the Amazon broadcasts is the delay, which would be minutes for some people. Honestly, I don’t care so much about it as even live TV broadcasts are slightly delayed and I don’t generally browse social media, etc. mid-match.
     
  6. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    New Years Day on NBCSN & Gold

    [​IMG]
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Personally I think they should make it a pretty high priority to fix all of the above
     
  8. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    Sure, but I now live in a country with like 5% of the streaming options of the U.S., so I've got bigger things to worry about. I'll settle for just having streaming access in most cases at this point.
     
  9. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I only use a computer, and NBC keeps me logged in both for Gold and for televised games because I get NBCSN on TV with Fios. I leave a file open in Word that has my passwords for every site, so searching the file for "NBC," "BigSoccer," etc. would find it. With a computer file, I have it if I bring my computer somewhere without having to remember to bring paper with handwritten passwords. There are also ways to have a site handle one master password that will fill in passwords for as many sites as you need. I don't use that, but it's useful if you have different passwords for different sites due to special character requirements. CNN said that the first day of Disney Plus was great for hackers, and it was users' faults because people used the same username (or e-mail address, whichever Disney used) and password as hackers already knew about them from other sites. It wasn't Disney's fault because the passwords weren't hacked from them.
     
  10. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Gold breakdown for Saturday. Wonder if NBC want to opt out of what may be a pretty drab Chelsea match with Pulisic definitely out.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Redbullsnation2012

    May 26, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    United on Gold? Time to look for "alternative means" then :(
     
  12. beInSchwartz

    beInSchwartz Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Club:
    ABC Natal
    You mean you're not gonna drop $60 to watch 4 paywalled games? ;)
     
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  13. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I subscribe to Gold and I don't even have a Prem team :geek:
     
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  14. Redbullsnation2012

    May 26, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    You couldn't pay me $60 for that joke of a service.
     
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  15. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Now that you said it, it will end up as a 5-4 thriller. ;)
     
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  16. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    My only gripe with Gold is that NBC/Comcast really have to get their act together with streaming tech. The in-browser experience is pretty terrible - heavy load video pages, antiquated Flash, etc. I put this down to Comcast owning NBC and still focusing on traditional cable delivery whereas Disney/ESPN see the way forward.

    But the Gold video player and pages usually run smoothly. I love the Premier League Productions content - fantasy, news, etc - good to plop on at work in the days before next round. And the Sky content adds value too.
     
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  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Life is good. I only wish I could get paid for watching PLP content like you do. ;)
     
  18. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    You're not allowed to listen to things, like the news or music, at work?
     
  19. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm basically allowed to do anything I want, anytime I want, but I don't get paid for it... I'm self-employed. ;)
     
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  20. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    $60/season is a small price to pay when you're living in the one country where most of the Premier League matches every Saturday are subject to a nationwide TV blackout.
     
  21. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
  22. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Comcast’s Peacock Aims to Undercut Streaming Rivals https://www.wsj.com/articles/comcas...-99-a-month-with-ads-9-99-without-11579208437

    Not sure if this is new info or previously reported.....

    "Sports on Peacock will include Olympics coverage, which NBCUniversal has the rights to into the next decade, Premier League soccer and golf’s Ryder Cup. The NFL, which NBCUniversal has rights for, won’t be on Peacock."
     
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  23. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #1748 HomietheClown, Jan 17, 2020 at 9:47 AM
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020 at 10:05 AM
    So Peacock is going to show Premier League soccer eh?

    Those sly dogs. Now if you want to see every PL match you may have to subscribe to two streaming services owned by them.

    Brilliant.

    *Edit: it is being reported that it will pretty much be the same content as Gold but I would not put it past them to have a game or two exclusives on Peacock in the future.
     
  24. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Not sure what the point of Gold existence would be if you can get Peacock for less with a lot more content, and it will have all Gold stuff.
     
  25. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly. So either Gold is going the way of the Dodo, or as Homie said, they're going to find some "sly" way of fracturing the content in such a way as to get hardcore EPL watchers to pay for Peacock and Gold.

    Alternatively, they may do away with Gold, bundle all the same PL content into Peacock but just charge a bit more for that content.

    Either way, it's a strong bet that they're going to be focused on extracting more revenue overall, not less.

    Should be interesting.
     

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