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I still have Dish, but apparently only cable is included to get Peacock free.

Anybody with Charter or Comcast Internet is supposed to be able to get it.

By the way, I do not think it is even worth it at free.
 
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Days of our Lives leaving NBC and becoming a Peacock exclusive on Sept 12. All the little old ladies on the farm without internet will be unhappy
 
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You have to wonder how much longer the show has left before it ends permanently.
 
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Days of our Lives leaving NBC and becoming a Peacock exclusive on Sept 12. All the little old ladies on the farm without internet will be unhappy
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Days of our Lives leaving NBC and becoming a Peacock exclusive on Sept 12. All the little old ladies on the farm without internet will be unhappy
Not only THAT, but it's NOT going to be on "free" Peacock. That's the end of it, because I don't believe there's enough people left that care enough to pay for it. Though many people are still watching it, it's more of a "because it's on tv, and I've been watching it for 40 years" kind of thing...
 
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Services are scrambling to survive. After reading that the number of Pay TV subscribers (Satellite/Cable/Sling/etc) have dropped, in 10 years how many will be left? We have so many free choices now and people are getting less interested in paying...paying...paying. With the fuel & grocery prices up there, it is not easy for many.
 
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I was looking at the Kids movies available. My goodness, it consists mostly of straight to the trash can $1 DVDs.

If it weren't for sports, I wouldn't have Peacock. Probably the most uncompelling collection out there. But they've got EPL, Tour de France, Indycar, Alpine sports... add in cricket and that'd be quite the collection of stuff almost no American ever watches. WWE is nice, especially now Bayley is back.
You have to wonder how much longer the show has left before it ends permanently.
They've been showing reruns for 25 years, it is just that no one noticed.
 
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Services are scrambling to survive. After reading that the number of Pay TV subscribers (Satellite/Cable/Sling/etc) have dropped, in 10 years how many will be left? We have so many free choices now and people are getting less interested in paying...paying...paying. With the fuel & grocery prices up there, it is not easy for many.
None.

It is not how many customers will be left, it is how many can they lose before they (Providers) are no longer profitable.

At the end of the second quarter, there will be 66 million households with a Traditional Provider, we just hit in the first quarter, 2.1 million leaving, 2nd quarter will be above that.

If the rate of loss does not increase ( it will), that is 8 million leaving every year, times 5 years is 40 million gone, leaving just 26 million, before it hits that number, it is over, there are not enough subscribers to make a profit.
 
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I signed up for a year of Peacock last week on a special $22 deal (for ad-supported), mainly for EPL. I'd been away from the service since last fall, and I still find little else to watch on it. Some of the shows in my watchlist I can watch on other services I currently have without ads.

I've noticed, however, NBCU's new strategy seems to involve moving even more EPL games to Peacock exclusively. I just saw the TV schedule for this weekend (the opening weekend), and only one match will air on a linear broadcast network this weekend, while eight other matches, including those involving Man City, Man U, and Liverpool, will be exclusive to Peacock. Last season, even after the shutting down of NBC Sports Network, there would be 3-5 EPL matches on linear broadcast each weekend, including one in 4K.
 
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Yeah, they have moved several Indycar races to Peacock only as well.
 
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Have they? I thought only Indy Lights was Peacock only. Though I think this year you can stream the race on peacock live.
 
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Streaming is becoming the new cable: lock up exclusive sports programing to compel subscriptions. Even services that didn't start out as something you'd ever think would offer live sports are getting into the act, such as Apple TV+. To watch all your MLB team's games, you now need a cable package with TBS, FS1, MLB, and your RSN, along with Peacock and AppleTV+.

I consider myself a casual and newish EPL fan (forced to find another professional sport with a regular TV presence after losing my NFL team). But if not for my $22/yr deal, I probably would've just given up on EPL upon seeing how few matches NBCU planned to televise each week this year. I'm also locked into Paramount+ annually partly because of Euro soccer and Star Trek, but also because it's become the exclusive home of the NWSL (my hometown just got an expansion team, which is at the top of the standings). At least there's a lot of other decent stuff to watch on Paramount+.
 
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Streaming is becoming the new cable: lock up exclusive sports programing to compel subscriptions. Even services that didn't start out as something you'd ever think would offer live sports are getting into the act, such as Apple TV+. To watch all your MLB team's games, you now need a cable package with TBS, FS1, MLB, and your RSN, along with Peacock and AppleTV+.

I consider myself a casual and newish EPL fan (forced to find another professional sport with a regular TV presence after losing my NFL team). But if not for my $22/yr deal, I probably would've just given up on EPL upon seeing how few matches NBCU planned to televise each week this year. I'm also locked into Paramount+ annually partly because of Euro soccer and Star Trek, but also because it's become the exclusive home of the NWSL (my hometown just got an expansion team, which is at the top of the standings). At least there's a lot of other decent stuff to watch on Paramount+.
How do you lose an NFL team? Did they move to a new city?
 
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If it is anything like Monday Night Football on ESPN, your local NFL team will also be shown on one of your local TV stations. As an example, The SF 49er Monday night games are shown on ESPN as well as channels 2 or 5.
 
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If it is anything like Monday Night Football on ESPN, your local NFL team will also be shown on one of your local TV stations. As an example, The SF 49er Monday night games are shown on ESPN as well as channels 2 or 5.
That is only in the primary market of the teams playing. So in Minnesota as example a ESPN/Prime game will be shown locally OTA in Minneapolis only and not secondary markets like Duluth, Mankato, Rochester. Those markets have to rely on cable
 
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If it is anything like Monday Night Football on ESPN, your local NFL team will also be shown on one of your local TV stations. As an example, The SF 49er Monday night games are shown on ESPN as well as channels 2 or 5.
Its not...won't be shown on local tv
 
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Indy Car - It was one race, the one in Toronto. At the time it looked like they wouldn't even allow races in Canada, so they tossed it up as "internet only" and it turned out they actually had the race. "Wraparound" coverage (qualifying, practice, etc.) is on Peacock, having failed to be profitable on a dedicated "NBC Sports Gold" streaming package.

Linear TV - Will have millions of subscribers in 10 years, and in 50 years. We are peak streaming. Everyone that want it, has it.

Soaps - In 1970 there were 21 soap operas. All that was on during afternoon weekdays, unless you lived in a big market with a 4th or, gasp, 5th station, where it was mostly old movies. These soap operas were highly profitable.

Soon there will be 3 left on actual TV, and one on streaming, where it will die out within a year or two (this isn't the first time they have moved a soap to streaming, it doesn't work). With consolidation (less to choose from) and technology (recording wasn't there for the masses until the mid or late 80s, now streaming, thus opening the genre up to more people) one would expect the remaining ones to be doing great.

They aren't.

This filth genre is dying. Sometimes the news isn't all doom and gloom. The fact that this garbage will soon be a complete relic memory of a bygone age is encouraging.
 
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