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EPL rights go to NBC/ NBC sports network.

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Mariah2014, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

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    FSC and ESPN have lost their bid to win the rights. I wonder what will happen to FOX Soccer plus now.
     
  2. mrro82

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    NBC has been getting European sports lately. Formula 1 and now this. Hopefully they'll be able to accommodate for it all. Fox and ESPN have multiple channels for sports but right now NBC doesn't. New channels perhaps?
     
  3. tenholde

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    NBC does have a second sports channel
     
  4. mrro82

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    I know. I meant in addition to it.
     
  5. Mariah2014

    Mariah2014 Breaking the mold

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    Next for them is the World Cup rights.
     
  7. mrro82

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    I really hope they retain the crew who does the Formula 1 races.
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Wouldn't they be better off with a crew and chief who knew and loved football? (soccer, if you will.)
     
  9. Ed Campbell

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    Still chuckling. Silly me - searching the site for a thread on "football, soccer, Premier League" before I posted elsewhere.
     
  10. mrro82

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    Got my threads mixed up. Meant that for the F1 thread. :)
     
  11. inkahauts

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    Why int he world did they bid three times its current rates. Ridiculous. I can see the next increase for NBC coming...
     
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    I thought that figure was awfully high too. Are they going to be putting a lot of games on NBC? Anyone have any figures for how the few games that FOX has aired after the NFL on Sundays have done?
     
  13. Alexandrepsf

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    Are we approaching the end of FSC?
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    No idea on the EOL.... but I was mighty pleased to see they've stopped the annoying sound effects when they whisk some graphic into a corner. They didn't do too badly with the visual portion of the World Series... Now, audio, that's another problem. Not technically, though.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Or the first sign that FOX sports national channel has already found a new home?
     
  16. arsenalR#1

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    Fox has World Cup TV rights in 2018 and 2022. The next round of EPL TV rights will be interesting.
     
  17. DawgLink

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    And overly expensive...maybe moreso if NBC allows people to watch EPL matches on devices w/o charging an absurd amount
     

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