NBC Sports Networks thread

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  1. drt2k3

    drt2k3 Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Wilmington, NC
    Club:
    Wilmington H.
    NBC prioritized EPL over NHL.

    You could argue that EPL is the 4th biggest Profesional league in the US
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2252 NorthBank, Dec 4, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2021
    Hopefully I'm not significantly spoiling anything for anyone but I noticed this for the first time in today's match...

    upload_2021-12-4_9-50-8.png

    I still have trepidation that the coverage will be rather diminished when they shift form NBCSN to USA. Will they air the same quantity and frequency of "CAN'T-MISS MOMENTS"? Hard to imagine.

    Sure weekEND match coverage might be similar, but what about the other stuff: PL World, PL Preview, MIB, and weekDAY stuff like matchdays, SSN...?

    I guess we'll know soon enough, when NBC publishes their TV schedules
     
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  3. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    They paid under US$ 400 million per year for the Premier League.

    The NHL is paid US$ 625 million per year by ESPN and TNT, so that doesn't count the regional rights.
     
  4. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huh? Comcast (NBC's ownership) paid that much money to air those games.
     
  5. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

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

    EPL games might work out ok due to the early time slot. If "EPL on USA" ends at 12:30pm ET, then that leaves the rest of weekend days for other shows.

    Their current mid-day programming on weekdays is all repeats of various TV shows. If these games don't get good ratings, they could put these on Peacock in order to air more commercials in those timeslots.

    Ideally...not much changes.

    Remember, USA has had several Saturday AM games for a few years now... actually, I think since NBC started showing EPL.
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have no idea what I was expecting when I saw NBCSN show Barcelona vs Real Madrid in a smaller stadium.

    But it's really cool to see the women's game get more attention in the USA.
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NBC shows the Spanish women's league? I didn't know they had rights to that.
     
  8. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

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

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

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

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When did NBCSN launch Sky Sports News? Was it 2019?

    I'm gonna miss it.
     
  11. MLSinCleveland

    MLSinCleveland Member+

    Oct 12, 2006
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone know what NBCSN's last program is? I saw that they're airing the cornhole US Open from 6-8 PM NYE, but nothing about the last four hours.
     
  12. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    "Mecum Auto Auctions" from 5pm to midnight (Pacific time) according to my Comcast on-screen guide.

    Then on January 1, 12:00am - 3:00am (in 30 minute blocks), "Paid Programming"

    After that are 8 hour blocks of "SPORTS ARE HEADING TO USA NETWORK". This listing continues until Thursday, January 6, 3:00am
     
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  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perfect way to go out with a bang. A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
     
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  14. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It also depends on your guide/provider. I see two hour blocks of "Channel No Longer Broadcasting."

    There was one channel which recently went defunct which had active listings past the termination time.

    I'm surprised NBCSN isn't ending with a retrospective of OLN/VS/NBCSN stuff.

    The coolest/saddest was when G4 went off the air....but G4 is back on Comcast, Verizon, Twitch and Philo. It doesn't seem like whoever owns it (Comcast?) is super-commited to adding it to TV lineups.

     
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  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Surprising and somewhat funky NBC coverage of the start of Boxing Day action today. All of the early morning NBCSN shows were replaced with hours of Men in Blazers reruns. So, after checking USA and finding some other drama running, I put two and two together and deduced that both early games were PPD'd because of Covid and they must've decided to scrap studio shows until 9am ET. But wouldn't it have been nice for their persistent ticker at the top of the screen to inform us of that, rather than what is due to happen in 1 week when all coverage switches to USA? Small gripe I guess, but NBC's production decisions still leave room for improvement.
     
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  16. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2266 Kryptonite, Dec 27, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2021
    I'm not sure if this is a host broadcaster or US TV thing, but Newcastle is hosting Manchester United now on USA and the on-screen graphic just had "John Champion." I always thought it was "Jon Champion."

    Did someone goof?
     
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  17. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right you are. Seems like NBC needs to employ more people like you and me to catch their little mistakes. :p
     
  18. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another small example of poor QC…

    On tonight’s GZ show their TV schedule for tomorrow rightly indicated no Arsenal-Wolves match (postponed) but their “Arsenal next 6 PL fixtures” showed it still happening. Wrong.
     
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  19. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ridiculous. They really should just shut NBCSN down!
     
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  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This popped up on my TV today, just to remind me what we now have lost:

    RIP NBCSN.jpg

    If it was simply a port of all the content from NBCSN to USA, I'd be happy to live with that. But obviously it's not. As of today we're losing all sorts of ancillary content that used to run regularly on NBCSN:
    * PL World
    * PL Preview (not to mention the still badly missed PL Review that they canned a few years back)
    * Sky Sports News (I'd really grown fond of keeping track of things by whipping through this show daily)
    * Goals of the Season (which may still pop up as filler when Covid cancels more matches)
    * Soccerbox, etc, etc, etc

    Of course some of this can be found online, but not all of it. AND what is available online is nowhere near as easy to find/watch as when it's already saved on your DVR automatically.
     
  21. corolla

    corolla Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    This has probably been covered here but is there any way to catch sky sports news on peacock? I subscribe but haven’t noticed it on there. I too would regularly dvr daily and watch a good chunk of it.
     
  22. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It went away when Fox Soccer Channel went away...then it came back maybe 2018 or 2019...

    Hopefully it comes back. If Peacock can stream Sky News 24/7, why can't they stream Sky Sports News?

    It seems like a very dumb decision to get rid of a channel which actually served a purpose. Two hours of Sky Sports News weekdays...a lot of live sports on the weekend, then the Mecum crap as time-filler.

    I did see Mecum has landed on Motortrend or whatever the channel's name is.
     
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  23. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today i noticed again something that NBC tends to do in their PL Mornings pre-game coverage:

    They show the line-ups for game(s) that they're airing on their TV channels, but not the ones that are streaming on Peacock.

    Why do they do this? Making this clunky difference between different methods of showing games?

    Especially when they're trying to convince everyone that streaming is really not that much different, or not much of a drop-off from traditional TV
     
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  24. the5timechamp

    the5timechamp Member+

    Nov 3, 2012
    USA is the network that gives me the most problems with my cable service...bad signal, freezing, and pixilation are a way of life..
     
  25. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting that you say that. In the past week or so, I've noticed more problems with NBC's TV feed of the EPL: brief blackouts, pixelation, weird color anomolies, etc. I haven't noticed, but I wonder if there's a difference in quality between USA and NBCSN for me also. Anyone else notice a pattern with USA?
     

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