NBC Sports Networks thread

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

  1. SirFozzie

    SirFozzie Moderator
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    Apr 17, 2001
    Franklin, MA
    So, last year of the current deal, something like 5+ games on network/cable tv weekly.. it's a good time to be an EPL fan.. NBC's done a pretty good job with the EPL, will they be able to keep it?

    Stay tuned, true believers.
     
  2. HomietheClown

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    Dusselheim FC 1971
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  3. SirFozzie

    SirFozzie Moderator
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    Apr 17, 2001
    Franklin, MA
    Pretty sure this was in the earlier thread, but it's pretty news worthy, so I'll bring it over here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/s...mier-league-games-to-usa-networks-lineup.html

    Key notes on the upcoming contract
    1) the EPL would prefer a single network host, so a joint ESPN/FOX bid does not look like a winner
    2) The six year option is at the behest of the networks, who want a long term option like most other sports packages.
    3) Bids are in, winner could be announced this week (However, if the top two bids are within 15% of each other, a second round of bids will likely be necessary)
    4) EPL rights are expected to cost at LEAST double of the current package.
     
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  4. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Why would they not bid the same amount the second time around, especially if the second round is as close as the first? It reminds of the FIFA presidential voting.
     
  5. annoyingracoon01

    Aug 29, 2014
    Chicago
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    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So many new threads today.
     
  6. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    It's not so much the camera angle at Bournemouth as it is all the crap NBCSN puts on the top of the screen that makes the problem worse. The score bug in the top left is too big to start with, then they have the other scores running next to it, and next to that is the NBCSN logo. So when all of that across the entire screen is overlaid on a relatively tight angle, it does make for claustrophobic viewing.

    I was watching a cap of the raw international feed (like they use on the Extra Time channels) of this match and the lower angle was no issue with the small score bug the EPL puts in the upper left. In fact, last year they *reduced* the size of it, which was a good move.
     
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  7. SirFozzie

    SirFozzie Moderator
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    Apr 17, 2001
    Franklin, MA
    Because you might be in 2nd place (I doubt they tell them whether they are in the lead or not), and still have room in your budget? (or you convince the higher ups you need a bigger budget?)
     
  8. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm going to have to watch "Gone Girl" today just to see that wanker in the Heineken commercial get his throat slit! Rewind, play, rewind and play again.

    Easily the worst commercial on TV since the Cars-4-kids song and they show it about 10 times per hour!
     
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  9. HomietheClown

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  10. reillyduke

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    Aug 19, 2012
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    NBC has a horrible habit of running the same ads all the time one of these involves an actor who quite famously is an annoying person and got brutally murdered in one of his most recent roles.
     
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  11. sanariot

    sanariot Member

    Nov 19, 2001
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    Chelsea FC
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    United States
    I see I'm not the only one irritated by the constant showings of the Heineken commercials featuring NPH and his annoying smirky, snarky, smug deadpan act. Man, I can't stand that guy.
     
  12. HomietheClown

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    #12 HomietheClown, Aug 9, 2015
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    I still have yet to see the commercials people are alluding to in this thread. On the Windows and Android Apps it has mostly been Iphone and Apple watch commercials being looped over and over again.
     
  13. corolla

    corolla Member

    Jan 8, 2008
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    Olympique de Marseille
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    France
    So I guess no one here is a Doogie Howser fan? Me neither.
     
  14. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    That's Kars with a 'K.' You aren't helping those poor Jewish kids if you spell it with a "C".
     
  15. IU Gooner

    IU Gooner Member+

    Feb 8, 2009
    Chicago
    I like NPH.
     
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  16. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
    .@NBCSports Group agrees to 6-year extension to remain the exclusive U.S. home of the @premierleague! #BPLonNBC


    That's official!!! That is after it was rumored that FOX-ESPN-UNIVISION-DISCOVERY were going to outbid NBC.

    6 years of EPL on NBC. Good for them. Good for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    SA
    www.soccertvblog.com
     
  17. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
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    NBC wins.

    http://worldsoccertalk.com/2015/08/...rge-of-acquiring-premier-league-us-tv-rights/
     
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  18. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
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    sounds like they did outbid them originally, but the EPL recognized a good partner in NBC.

    Less meaningful soccer on Fox is a good thing.
     
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  19. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000

    My guess is that it ultimately came down to 3-year vs 6-year deal. Perhaps FOX/ESPN/UNIVISION/DISCOVERY had the better 3-year deal and NBC was forced to go deeper into their pockets and commit to a 6-year deal. Just my educated guess.


    SA
    www.soccertvblog.com
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
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    Can't complain at all.
    Their coverage has been great. And it is nice to know they will be broadcasting matches for a long time.

    The every three year crap made things too up in the air and confusing for casual viewers I believe.
     
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  21. TJNash

    TJNash Member

    May 22, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Things like this makes me realize that there is a God in heaven.

    And he doesn't totally hate us.
     
  22. annoyingracoon01

    Aug 29, 2014
    Chicago
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  23. annoyingracoon01

    Aug 29, 2014
    Chicago
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like wst first had an article saying that the alliance of fox-espn-univison-discovery won. Thank god they didnt! It probably came down to the alliance winning the 3 year package and nbc improving their bid to win the 6 year package.
     
  24. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
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    Nor can Rupert Murdoch buy him off.
     
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  25. JustinC83

    JustinC83 Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    Great news. NBC's coverage has been wonderful. Love what they've done with Championship Sunday.
     

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