Outfoxed

Since I arrived in the US, English football has been shown on channels owned by Fox. One of these channels is part of a general sports channel, the other required a specific subscription. With two channels, not all games from the Premier League were shown live; many were time delayed. Moreover, the additional channel was not HD, so the quality of the picture was poor.

This season NBC have the rights to all Premier League games. They have a dedicated sports channel, their main channel, and several other ones dedicated to showing live games. Therefore, all the Saturday 3pm kick-offs can be shown live and in HD. The additional bonus is that none of these channels require additional subscriptions, nor even the sports package. Therefore, I get a better service for less money.

The cynic in my thinks that once NBC have built an audience for this service, we may see charges next season, but I am happy for this season. I am less happy with the results so far, just watched a very disappointing performance and 2-0 loss at Spurs.

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