Can Liverpool, which lost out on last year's championship by a single point, find a way to get past defending champs Manchester City? Both teams already won big in their first match. And what teams will be facing a relegation battle as the season marches to its May conclusion? We'll get some early answers today this weekend, during the first round of action in the Premier League. And if you're already kicking yourself for missing some of the opening matches, don't worry: there are many streaming options available to fans of football or soccer, depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from.
The newly-created Premier League MatchDay Pass tier only makes games available live and not on-demand. And the aforementioned Premier League Pass tier forces soccer fans to wait anywhere from 6. In essence, NBC Sports has created a Frankenstein monster of a streaming service, cobbling together more content from its partnership with Sky Sports as well as significantly restricting what soccer fans can and cannot watch, and at what time of the day.
And NBC Sports were charging customers more.
By doing so, it infuriates both target audiences with a product that satisfies very few people. In fact, a lot of soccer fans in the United States would be willing to pay more money to access all of the Premier League games live and on-demand.
For example, soccer fans in Canada will be paying fifteen U. But the fact of the matter is that consumers in the United States are cancelling their cable and satellite TV subscriptions in record numbers.
A more enterprising company would offer NBC Sports Gold as a standalone product that includes every Premier League game live and on-demand. And to then continue broadcasting matches on television to the consumers who prefer to watch their games that way.
No doubt, the latest changes to NBC Sports Gold will anger the diehard soccer fans more than ever before. The big question is what the reaction will be among the mainstream who watch the Premier League.