Peacock - NBCU's streaming service outlined

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    the2130

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    Thanks for the info from Variety. Sounds like we could start seeing NBC content disappear from Hulu as soon as 2 years from now. And it's anyone's guess what happens with Fox content.
     
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    the2130

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    We could definitely save money by switching from DTV to streaming only, but as long as DirecTV has exclusive rights to Sunday Ticket, they've got me. I just enjoy feasting on football on Sunday afternoons too much to give it up. And while I probably spend more money than most people on TV, it's worth it to me. As a retiree who is at home most of the time, watching TV is mostly what I do these days.
     
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    the2130

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    Yes, pitchers and catchers this week and the first preseason games less than 2 weeks away. DirecTV DVRs do make it easier to watch sports. One of my pet peeves about baseball is that the telecasts are loaded with in-game interviews. Instead of just watching the game, you get a split screen with the announcer jabbering back and forth with some guy standing in the dugout. It's maddening. ESPN and Fox are the worst, but the RSNs do it as well. With Extra Innings and a DVR, you can record both feeds and switch to the other team's feed for an inning or two and bypass the interviews.
     
  4. Rich

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    Yeah, I'm in the same situation. I can't imagine Sundays without the ST. Can't imagine watching MLB games on any other platform either. I hope that changes. And, like you, I could care less how much all this costs.

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    ESPN's screen is far too busy and Fox consistently puts out a dismal picture. I watched the first XFL game Saturday, IIRC it was on CBS, and the picture was stunning. Next game was on Fox and it wasn't stunning. And yet, the Super Bowl had a great picture and that was on Fox. Yup, maddening.

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    CBS has, far and away, the best PQ of the major nets via my local OTA stations.

    As for the Super Bowl, I streamed it in 4K via the Fox Now app on my Apple TV. The stream only pooped out on me once during the whole game (plus The Masked Singer, also in 4K, afterward). At that point (about 45 minutes into the game), I briefly switched over to my local Fox station. Big difference in PQ between 720p and 4K! I quickly went back to the 4K stream with no more problems.
     
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    The first XFL game I saw last weekend was on CBS (NYC local) and the picture was truly stunning. The second game was on Fox and the PQ truly sucked, as usual. We watched the SB on the Fox local and the PQ was great. Shows you what Fox can do if they have a reason to do it.

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  8. Andrew Sullivan

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    The obvious question is, why does FOX not do something to improve their PQ? Do they care at all or do they just take us for granted that we'll just accept whatever they feed us? How about NBC and ABC? Isn't ABC 720p and NBC 1080i?
     
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    I decided that there were other things I enjoyed more than sitting in front of the TV on a beautiful fall afternoon watching pointy ball games. First it was watching the kids play soccer and lacrosse. Later I started refereeing soccer. Now I ref Saturday and Sunday mornings and get home early enough to spend the money I made reffing and some quality time with my wife at a wine tasting at a local wine shop.

    Now, my sport of choice is the variety of football played with a round ball. I have season tickets to the local team, have ESPN+ for out of market MLS, and watch EPL weekend mornings. I also go to the local sports bar and join the local Gooners a few times a year.

    No, it doesnt save me any money, but I enjoy my choice more.


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    Different strokes for different folks as they say. Everyone has different ways they like to spend their time...
     
  11. Andrew Sullivan

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    That's so true. When you get older your entertainment desires tend to change. No more bar hopping and partying. These days, with the multitude of offerings TV provides, almost everything is at your fingertips. From movies to 30 and 60 minutes TV shows to documentaries to dozens of sporting events. TV sets up to 85 inches and relatively affordable give us an incredible in home entertainment smorgasbord. Life is good.
     
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    I can't think of a channel that has worse PQ on sports than Fox. They obviously cared about the Super Bowl's PQ. And I think it's pretty obvious they don't care about PQ the rest of the time.

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    Amen, brother!

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  14. the2130

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    Yes, the PQ of NFL games on Fox is noticeably softer than other networks, especially CBS. That's unfortunate for those of us who follow NFC teams.
     
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    Today's scoop is Peacock Inks Massive Licensing Deal With A+E Networks (Exclusive) which tells us:

    NBCUniversal's forthcoming streaming platform Peacock is bulking up on unscripted library content.

    The SVOD service has signed a sizable licensing deal with A+E Networks that will see libraries for unscripted series including Storage Wars, Cold Case Files and several others be available later this year after Peacock's spring launch.

    The pact covers hundreds of hours of episodes from A&E series including Cold Case Files, First 48 and Storage Wars and History's American Pickers, Ancient Aliens, Curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars and the scripted drama Project Blue Book. A date for Peacock's formal debut as well as when the A&E and History content will be available have not yet been determined.​

    None of that was of any interest to me through my Dish subscription, but I suppose it will make it more attractive to someone who like reruns.
     
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    Interesting... going a little outside the company footprint on this and that makes me wonder how much further out they may go with some of the other channels of that nature.
     
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    As noted in NBC Awaits Olympics Final Decision On Likely 2020 Tokyo Games Delay the conglomerate Comcast/NBCU tied the timing of its launch of its upcoming streaming service Peacock to the Olympics in Tokyo which wereto start on July 24.

    As noted this morning:

    Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements.

    Both countries' Olympic committees also are calling for the Games to be postponed until 2021.​

    Perhaps Comcast/NBCU will consider launching Peacock before the current announced date of July 15th given the number of folks housebound because of the pandemic. Or not.
     
  18. Rich

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    While you were writing the Olympics were postponed till 2021.

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    Heh heh, Rich -- at least you didn't say 2019, or even worse, 1920! :D
     
  20. Rich

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    And I read every post I write at least once before I post it...geez.

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