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Re: NBC Sports Live Gold Package for Premier League Soccer

Well written and truly a travesity for Comcast subsrcibers. This advent is going to hasten my departure from their services.


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So when NBC acquired the rights to Premier League matches, they promised that all matches would be available, and indeed, if you could access the on-demand area, you could watch all of them.  Then with the advent of the Comcast X-1 platform, suddenly, they were only available on X-1.  This migrated to being only a few matches, the rest being available on NBC Sports Live.  Now, even that has become controlled, with the advent of the Gold package.  So Comcast, who own NBC, now has the additional income of $49.99 for the new Gold package from anyone who wants to watch the non-televised matches, and even then, you aren't guaranteed to see everything.  What gives?  Our Comcast bill is heinous enough without adding more.  It's not like we in the US are able to hop over the pond at will to watch the matches live.  So why this new imposition?  At the very least I would expect Comcast customers with access to NBC Sports to have an automatic subscription to the Gold package.  Yet more reasons to seriously consider other providers.  Their willingness to adopt certain channels (FS2 for instance) and lower cost are highly attractive, and might allow for the extra cost of the Gold package.


 

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NBC Sports Live Gold Package for Premier League Soccer

So when NBC acquired the rights to Premier League matches, they promised that all matches would be available, and indeed, if you could access the on-demand area, you could watch all of them.  Then with the advent of the Comcast X-1 platform, suddenly, they were only available on X-1.  This migrated to being only a few matches, the rest being available on NBC Sports Live.  Now, even that has become controlled, with the advent of the Gold package.  So Comcast, who own NBC, now has the additional income of $49.99 for the new Gold package from anyone who wants to watch the non-televised matches, and even then, you aren't guaranteed to see everything.  What gives?  Our Comcast bill is heinous enough without adding more.  It's not like we in the US are able to hop over the pond at will to watch the matches live.  So why this new imposition?  At the very least I would expect Comcast customers with access to NBC Sports to have an automatic subscription to the Gold package.  Yet more reasons to seriously consider other providers.  Their willingness to adopt certain channels (FS2 for instance) and lower cost are highly attractive, and might allow for the extra cost of the Gold package.