Notre Dame’s first home game of the 2021 college football season will not air on television. Instead, it will air on a streaming platform.
NBC announced earlier this month that the first home game of the season for Brian Kelly’s program will air on Peacock, which has aired a number of Summer Olympics events.
“Notre Dame’s home opener against Toledo will be exclusively streamed on Peacock and not be televised on NBC. Is this a window into the future of college sports rights?” Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports asks.
It’s a fair question, to be sure.
News: Notre Dame’s home opener against Toledo will be exclusively streamed on Peacock and not be televised on NBC. Is this a window into the future of college sports rights? https://t.co/2Ycj2ZNPTg
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 4, 2021
College football fans aren’t loving the news. However, many see it coming for schools across the country.
“Getting closer and closer to games just legit being on PPV most of the time like UFC fights,” one fan replied.
“Each SEC team will have one game this fall on ESPN+, which is a pay service. Wait until game day and those school’s fans learn this and scramble to set up accounts and have to sign up and pay….it is the future, make more $$$,” another fan replied.
“Future maybe….but in the past as a Neb fan, I shelled out $200 a year for “pay per view” games in the BIG12 just 11 yrs ago,” a Huskers fan admitted.
Of course, there have also been some issues with Peacock during the Olympics. Fans haven’t found the streaming platform very easy to use.
I almost threw the remote through my TV every time I tried to use Peacock to watch the Olympics so hopefully not https://t.co/XUvCnFvAUS
— Caro(Nittany)Lion (@_supcaroline) August 4, 2021
Hopefully everything will be working better by kickoff.
Notre Dame and Toledo are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday, Sept. 11. The game will air on Peacock.
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