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Old 01-22-21, 03:38 PM
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NBC SN shutting down!

Comcast’s CMCSA, -0.92% NBCUniversal is shutting down sport cable channel NBCSN by the end of 2021. The move was first reported by Sports Business Journal.

NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua in an internal staff memo said, “at the conclusion of 2021, we have decided that the best strategic next step for our Sports Group and the entire Company is to wind down NBCSN completely.”
NBCUniversal will move much of its sports programming, which includes the National Hockey League, Nascar racing and English Premier League soccer, to USA Network.“USA has been a top five cable entertainment brand for over twenty years by way of constantly broadening our slate and finding ways to excite our viewers through immersive storytelling and iconic personalities,” NBCU entertainment network chairman Frances Berwick said in a statement. “We remain committed to original entertainment programming, and believe that high-profile live sports will complement USA’s broad premium scripted, unscripted and WWE slate, enabling us to engage our passionate, intersecting audiences more deeply and with greater urgency.”

Some of NBCSN’s programming will move to Peacock, NBC’s streaming platform, according to reports.
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Old 01-22-21, 03:52 PM
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I'm luke warm about them TBH....like all NBC properties, they try their best to take sports content and make it unwatchable.
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Old 01-22-21, 04:18 PM
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Old 01-22-21, 06:13 PM
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Well that sucks. That was my only way of watching the Tour and other bike races they cover. I hope that's moving to USA too. As for Peacock, heck if I can afford all these pay per channels nowadays.
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Old 01-22-21, 06:36 PM
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I'm not surprised they did that, at least in my area (Orange County/Southern California). Just after the Rio Olympics it got put into a premium sports package that cost extra, so I got cut off and their advertisers lost my eyeballs. It was great when ti was part of the cable package, showing sports that I liked but were not too popular - rugby, bike racing (velodrome), track & field. I guess they're keeping it around until the end of 2021 for the Tokyo Olympics. Not sure how its content will fair on USA Network, as the only sports I know they show is NBA basketball and some MLB games (and the WWE, if you consider that to be a 'sport').

Peacock and all those other corporate-specific channels - no thanks, cost too much.
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Old 01-22-21, 06:38 PM
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is that an A.M. station on the PCN side?
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Old 01-22-21, 06:49 PM
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Well don't that just suck. Hopefully the Olympic channel will stick around after the Olympics this year and they will move the bike/run/skiing things I watch there.
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Old 01-22-21, 07:19 PM
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Good. They inject too much politics into sports.
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As long as services exist in the US that host Eurosport cycling feeds, losing NBCSN is no big deal.
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Old 01-23-21, 07:06 AM
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Good. They inject too much politics into sports.
yes they do
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Our dailyTDF coverage will consist only of the sprint finish, but potentially double in the mountains based on our estimation an attack has a chance.
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Old 01-24-21, 09:38 AM
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Cycling and Supercross/Motorcrossare the two mainthings I watch on NBCSN. Some hockey... it will really suck if I can't get those two things without paying extra next year. It appears more and more things are moving to subscriptions streaming services...
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Old 01-24-21, 02:30 PM
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You guys gotta get on tizcycling.

Live and recorded Eurosport feeds. Orders of magnitude better than the awful American commentating.
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How about shutting down laugh tracks while they're at it.
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Old 01-24-21, 03:03 PM
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You guys gotta get on tizcycling.

Live and recorded Eurosport feeds. Orders of magnitude better than the awful American commentating.
I’m with you for most American sports, but the two Chris’ in the studio are solid. Phil is Phil and Roll had difficult shoes to fill. The motorbike guy needs a re-think. But, I have listened to ES replays and have enjoyed them.
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Old 01-24-21, 07:37 PM
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It doesn't surprise me a bit. On a personal level, I'm pretty well burned out on watching sports. It started with the knee-taking for me.
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Old 01-24-21, 08:06 PM
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There's always Cycling Torrents.nl.
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It doesn't surprise me a bit. On a personal level, I'm pretty well burned out on watching sports. It started with the knee-taking for me.
Really! Who knew Nancy Kerrigan could take a hit like that and keep going?
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Old 01-24-21, 11:39 PM
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don't worry they'll reopen after the economy bounce back...
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I'm luke warm about them TBH....like all NBC properties, they try their best to take sports content and make it unwatchable.
Others try, they succeed.
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Old 01-25-21, 02:13 PM
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I read they are moving their events to USA. Not sure what they will keep. They are good for watching hockey, which has little presence on the major prime networks.

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Is this bad news? I almost never watch other people play sports so I don't know.
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I just hope cycling can find a place on NBC or find a nitche someplace else. I love listening to Bob Roll and Phil Liggett. I sure do miss Paul Sherwin, though.

When I first started watching cycling on TV, I watched on the OLN (Outdoor Life Network) which became Verses then NBCSN. I'm not a big fan of NBC, so I hope they can go someplace else.
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NBC Sports Gold is my one sports splurge every year (since i generally don't pay to watch any sports).
I'm also a Phil Liggett, Bob Roll, Christian Vande and Chris Horner fan. Don't judge me.
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Old 01-26-21, 07:20 AM
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NBC Sports Gold is my one sports splurge every year (since i generally don't pay to watch any sports).
I'm also a Phil Liggett, Bob Roll, Christian Vande and Chris Horner fan. Don't judge me.
I like all of those guys, too.
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