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Doctor Teeth
Sep 11, 2008



I'm watching the Belgian Cup final on ESPN+ (no idea why) and there's no commentary. I wish more broadcasts would give you the option to turn commentary off, it's nice.

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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Edward Mass posted:

Hockey Night in Canada just reported that Fox Sports has become the front-runner for the NHL's secondary package.

during the latest wwe earnings call of all places it was hinted that nbc was giving up on hockey

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



and they did

https://twitter.com/sbjsbd/status/1386713202499768322

e:

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/1386716678160007171

Vertical Lime fucked around with this message at 16:25 on Apr 26, 2021

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/Ourand_SBJ/status/1386774193346383876

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.



So at what point are all sports aside from the NFL going to end up on cable? I think we're essentially there aside from Fox's 1-2 baseball games a week, and ABC occasionally showing an NBA game.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


College football and basketball seem like they're going to have at least some local tv games every week for a long time and then I guess however you want to define golf

sudo rm -rf
Aug 2, 2011


$ mv fullcommunism.sh
/america
$ cd /america
$ ./fullcommunism.sh




why did nbc bow out?

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


Pretty sure they’re shuttering NBCSN by the end of the year. They’ll have nowhere to put the games once that’s done (other than broadcast NBC obviously).

They could have put games on USA but then shuttering NBCSN is a pretty big sign that they don’t want to commit to live sports beyond NBC proper.

Mahoning fucked around with this message at 11:14 on Apr 27, 2021

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Mahoning posted:

Pretty sure they’re shuttering NBCSN by the end of the year. They’ll have nowhere to put the games once that’s done (other than broadcast NBC obviously).

They could have put games on USA but then shuttering NBCSN is a pretty big sign that they don’t want to commit to live sports beyond NBC proper.

they have usa and peacock which is where they're gonna fold in a lot of the old nbcsn stuff but Turner is paying more than they were previously for a fraction of the rights so they probably just thought it wasn't worth it for a sport that really doesn't do a lot ratings wise outside the playoffs

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




MourningView posted:

they have usa and peacock which is where they're gonna fold in a lot of the old nbcsn stuff but Turner is paying more than they were previously for a fraction of the rights so they probably just thought it wasn't worth it for a sport that really doesn't do a lot ratings wise outside the playoffs

NBC might also see a very expensive bill coming for the Olympics as well.

or, NBC offered less and/or wanted to put fewer games on cable and more on the 'cock. Per The Athletic:

quote:

NBC, according to the Sports Business Journal, submitted a bid of under $100 million annually for the B package rights.

Sounds like games will be on TBS and possibly HBO Max, but mostly TNT.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/TurnerSportsPR/status/1387059208919547917

that's the first sports rights i've seen for hbo max

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

New Year, New Me!

Vertical Lime posted:

https://twitter.com/TurnerSportsPR/status/1387059208919547917

that's the first sports rights i've seen for hbo max

This is good news, if it means Charles Barkley will be on the pregame show for playoff games.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



Fully on board with the people on twitter pushing for Renee (Young) Paquette to host a Turner NHL studio show.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


General Dog posted:

This is good news, if it means Charles Barkley will be on the pregame show for playoff games.

he probably watches about as much hockey as he watches basketball now so sure

a neat cape
Feb 22, 2007

Aw hunny, these came out GREAT!


https://twitter.com/gregcote/status/1387076684273405952?s=19

Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005






I mean make that insanely unethical money dude.

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.



harperdc posted:

Sounds like games will be on TBS and possibly HBO Max, but mostly TNT.

Whoa, I'll be able to watch live sports on HBO Max?

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




sportsgenius86 posted:

Fully on board with the people on twitter pushing for Renee (Young) Paquette to host a Turner NHL studio show.

If she wants that’s an excellent idea

Bip Roberts posted:

I mean make that insanely unethical money dude.

If they’re going to point their dumb money cannon at anyone, it might as well be Fatface and the Habitual Liar.

I would blow Dane Cook
Dec 26, 2008


General Dog posted:

This is good news, if it means Charles Barkley will be on the pregame show for playoff games.

"what's closer, Canada or the moon?"

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



https://twitter.com/ESPN_BillC/status/1387401299822526467

Mods, we need a thread title change pls and thx

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/1389265318971944960

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Respect to them for finding a way to make those games feel even more pointless

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



I assume that means only the streaming rights. Or are they moving the game exclusively onto streaming? I remember the networks weren't exactly clamoring to get the Thursday game when the new deal was negotiated.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



DJExile posted:

I assume that means only the streaming rights. Or are they moving the game exclusively onto streaming? I remember the networks weren't exactly clamoring to get the Thursday game when the new deal was negotiated.

it's exclusive

https://twitter.com/Ourand_SBJ/status/1389265249480675332

also, i can't help but think fox seems to be slowly bleeding rights to stuff

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



DJExile posted:

I assume that means only the streaming rights. Or are they moving the game exclusively onto streaming? I remember the networks weren't exactly clamoring to get the Thursday game when the new deal was negotiated.

Mostly exclusively onto streaming.

https://twitter.com/506sports/status/1389269141463384071?s=20

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

New Year, New Me!

If you’re watching Thursday Night Football and your team isn’t involved, you belong in jail.

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



Amazon had to pay a small fortune for that.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



ESPN posted:

ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage for the week ahead will feature several highlights, including the Star Wars-themed telecast on Tuesday, May 4, when the New York Yankees host the Houston Astros at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Star Wars-themed telecast is in celebration of “May the fourth” and will feature ESPN commentators dressed in full costume as Star Wars characters, plus custom on-screen animations. Karl Ravech, dressed as Luke Skywalker, will provide commentary with analysts Tim Kurkjian (as Yoda) and Eduardo Perez (as a Jawa). Marly Rivera will report from Yankee Stadium.

Kurkjian and ESPN commentator and resident Star Wars expert Clinton Yates will share MLB names with Star Wars ties, and Kurkjian will highlight his favorite FORCE plays of all-time. Host Steve Levy (dressed as Darth Vader) will anchor studio highlights during the game.

hashtag synergy

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003



Pillbug

DJExile posted:

hashtag synergy

People really seemed to like that Nickelodeon broadcast, how can we gently caress that up???

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/soccerinsider/status/1389625881912610818?s=21

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


https://twitter.com/UPROXX/status/1389648107831443458?s=19

Anals of History
Jul 29, 2003



Deathlove posted:

People really seemed to like that Nickelodeon broadcast, how can we gently caress that up???

My memory of the NFL playoff game on Nickelodeon was that we saw the initial press release and assumed that would be lame, soulless poo poo, then it turned out to actually be sort of fun. ESPN doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt and this press release detailing planned, structured wackiness is absolutely a turn-off, but it's entirely possible that this event will be fun, too.

Booyah-
Dec 21, 2004



Anals of History posted:

My memory of the NFL playoff game on Nickelodeon was that we saw the initial press release and assumed that would be lame, soulless poo poo, then it turned out to actually be sort of fun. ESPN doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt and this press release detailing planned, structured wackiness is absolutely a turn-off, but it's entirely possible that this event will be fun, too.

my memory was when an on-field mic caught a player saying loudly "THE gently caress?"

Dango Bango
Jul 26, 2007

"Yup, it looks like his head went so far up his own butt-hole that it exploded right back out his pee-hole and he died in a cataclysmic shower of his own blood and poop and pee."
- Too Much Mustard


Booyah- posted:

my memory was when an on-field mic caught a player saying loudly "THE gently caress?"

Both this and the teen commentator who knew nothing about football but just had fun in the booth were highlights of the broadcast.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Deathlove posted:

People really seemed to like that Nickelodeon broadcast, how can we gently caress that up???

https://twitter.com/karlravechespn/status/1389714945898582022?s=21

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012

Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.




Wedge Regret


What the gently caress?


Dinosaurs!
May 22, 2003




Who Dares Takes Wins

FlamingLiberal
Jan 18, 2009

Would you like to play a game?





TAke a look, y'all: IMG_4346.jpeg

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



fartknocker posted:

What the gently caress?




https://twitter.com/awfulannouncing/status/1389721679526498304

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Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



sure do love working for disney

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