Previously, the network had made all 380 games available live via cable, satellite or streaming but with the new Premier League Pass, which will cost $50 a year, some of that content is moving away from the old Extra Time Live service to NBC Sports Gold.
As Awful Announcing explains, it's a move that keeps the full spectrum of games available to American audiences but being sure of seeing all of your club's matches will require a cable or satellite subscription or a steaming equivalent like Sling if desired plus $50 a season for the new service.
"Cord cutters" will not be able to see all 380 games online without a standard subscription service while existing cable and satellite viewers will need to pay for the new service on top of their existing TV subscription.
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1 Posted 28/06/2017 at 00:08:05
WHAT AM I SAYING???
2 Posted 28/06/2017 at 03:22:45
3 Posted 28/06/2017 at 03:56:25
4 Posted 28/06/2017 at 04:24:22
I already pay the money. NBC on XFlinity still gives me access to all 38 Everton games.
Good luck to NBC or any other network on stopping "free" access.
5 Posted 28/06/2017 at 06:55:11
I didn't keep track but it seemed at least half our Premier League games were on Extra Time and therefor not on any of the NBC cable channels.
If there's on average 10,000 fans in the US of A who will pick this up for each Premier League team... that's $10 Million.
6 Posted 28/06/2017 at 14:45:01
With my DirecTV, it sounds like the Extra Time matches (channels 491-495) will not be available without this extra package. Like Mike said, that was probably 40-50% of Everton's games. I wonder if someone who is a Man Utd fan will ever need this package. They're always on the main channels.
7 Posted 28/06/2017 at 16:12:36
The Premier League should have continued working with partners in the US and China to provide free subscription to increase the popularity. Get them all hooked, and then start subscription in 5 to 10 years time. In the grand scheme of things, this wouldn't dent current club income but would offer huge upside tomorrow.
8 Posted 29/06/2017 at 23:47:55
Any advice gratefully received.
9 Posted 30/06/2017 at 00:56:11
The competitors are Dish Network and Comcast/XFinity. They lack the EPL bonus package... they offer most of the other channels but you'd see Everton only if one of those channels like NBCSN is carrying us. The only way to be sure you get every Everton game is DirecTV.
Welcome to the Far Side Of The Pond! Where will you be?
10 Posted 30/06/2017 at 00:59:51
Cheers for taking the time to give such a complete answer; I will be in Houston.
Is that a "stick a dish on the house" job or conventional cable?
11 Posted 30/06/2017 at 01:36:52
12 Posted 30/06/2017 at 01:53:22
13 Posted 30/06/2017 at 07:16:36
You won't have to do a thing as far as installation never have to touch the dish yourself and the learning curve on using the service and learning how to record stuff is pretty easy. For example, you can pre-set the recorder in advance to pick up every Everton game.
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