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Two glaring omissions: NBA and NHL.
I, for one, am excited for something to compete with the ESPN. They are apparently going to be a heavy bidder for the rights that ESPN has.
I doubt NHL is a glaring omission they only averaged 2.5 million during the Stanley Cup.
I'm skeptical that this will work out, but so long as this means my teams are on TV more, I ain't complaining.
edit: actually, now that I think about it, it probably won't matter that much.
Michigan - All games on BTN/ESPN/ABC anyway
Celtics - FS1 has no NBA
Patriots - FS1 has no NFL
Arsenal - FS1 has no Premier League coverage, and I get all those games on Fox Soccer and/or MSG anyway
so really this just means a couple extra Red Sox games per year. Which, cool, but not really life changing.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by inuyesta 13 months ago
I believe NBC bought the rights to Premier League in the coming years so that will help with exposure.
NBC and the English Premier League announced a three-year, $250 million deal Sunday that makes the network the exclusive rights-holder in the United States to broadcast matches from the world’s top soccer league. The deal takes effect in 2013-14.
NBC, which will take over the rights from Fox and ESPN, plans to broadcast every match from the EPL either on television or streaming online, with the majority airing on the fledgling but promising NBC Sports Network. Matches will also air on NBC and at least two other networks.
This post was edited by Michmania 13 months ago
Awesome, I didn't know that!
Are you from MA or just a Boston sports fan?
Won't get NHL till their deal with Versus (NBC?) expires probably
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
ESPN has become a lazy monopoly and relies heavily on brand recognition.
If Fox Sports builds a legitimate challenger, then ESPN will have to improve.
That's the value of competition.
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The primetime Thursday night games should be nice.
Both? I was born in the Boston suburbs and lived there for my early childhood.
Hockey was more popular when it was on ESPN. I miss hockey games on ESPN bigtime.
Exactly...people denounce hockey because its not popular, well it would be if you market it properly with frequent coverage/games...actually lets watch more WNBA and female college bball on ESPN2, that is an awesome demographic to obtain add revenue with.
Nice. I was just curious cuz I'm from the area too and I've always wondered if there was anyone from my neck of the woods on this board.
ah, solid. nah I'm living in enemy territory now, NYC.
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