It’s not hard, it’s just extra
In case you haven’t heard (and according to about 10 minutes of “research” on Facebook there are plenty of people who have not) the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Toledo Rockets will be EXCLUSIVELY broadcast on Peacock streaming service.
NO it is not going to be on NBC.
NO it is not going to be on NBCSN (if that still exists).
NO it is not going to be on USA.
NO it is not going to be on ANYTHING else other than Peacock.
What is Peacock? It’s NBC’s streaming service and it has free stuff and premium stuff. For the Notre Dame Game, you’re going to need their premium service. Right now, Peacock is offering a trial deal where for $7.50 you get three months of the service with code NOTREDAME. Here’s the fine print:
*Limited time offer. Get 3 months of access for a single, one-time payment of $7.50. Upon conclusion of the 3-month offer period, your subscription will auto-renew on a monthly basis at $4.99/month until you cancel. Cancel at any time by visiting your Peacock account. Offer expires 9/12/2021. Must be new to Peacock Premium. Limited availability. U.S. only. Additional restrictions may apply.
You can get Peacock by following THIS LINK or simply get the app for your TV, phone, or tablet by searching “peacock” in the app store.
This isn’t an advertisement, and I make nothing on any new subscriptions. I just want to make sure that the fans that want to watch the game — can watch the game.
To be honest… I’ve had the premium service at Peacock for a while. It’s okay. Yellowstone is a really good modern day western/gangster movie that is 1000% over the top, but fun. A.P. Bio is one of the most underrated comedies around — and since it’s based in Toledo, Michigan (you heard me right) it fits in nicely this week.
While the Toledo game will be exclusively on Peacock, the rest of Notre Dame’s home schedule will be on BOTH NBC and Peacock. The app works a lot better than the old NBC Sports app — I swear.
Notre Dame also sent out this press release about EXTRA coverage of Notre Dame football on Peacock in the pregame lead up:
New York, NY and South Bend, Ind. – Peacock will exclusively present coverage of Notre Dame Fighting Irish home opener against the Toledo Rockets this Saturday, marking the first-ever meeting between the schools and the first time a Fighting Irish Football game is available to watch exclusively on a streaming service.
Prior to 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff, Peacock will stream Countdown to Kickoff, a special, exclusive hour-long pregame show hosted by NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson and Jac Collinsworth, who also hosts the weekly ND on NBC Podcast released each Thursday. Robinson and Collinsworth will be joined by Notre Dame student Caroline Pineda. Countdown to Kickoff will feature newly-produced content surrounding the Fighting Irish, including:
*Exclusive “Mic’d Up” segment featuring Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly.
*In-Depth feature profile of projected top-10 NFL Draft Pick Kyle Hamilton.
*A conversation between Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick and NBC’s Mike Tirico about Notre Dame and storylines around college athletics.
*Analysis of the college football season with Tirico and NBC Sports analyst Drew Brees.
Following the game, Collinsworth and Robinson will continue coverage on Peacock with Notre Dame Football Head Coach Brian Kelly’s post-game press conference, post-game analysis and commentary.
In partnership with Peacock, ND Studios and Fighting Irish Media, the media unit within Notre Dame athletics, will be executing the pre- and post-game show. The award-winning team at Fighting Irish Media has previously been charged with producing halftime features for Notre Dame Football on NBC and full games/events for the network (i.e Notre Dame Football Pro Day, Blue-Gold Game, Notre Dame Hockey on NBC Sports, Notre Dame Football vs. USF in 2020).
Notre Dame Football coverage will stream on Peacock Premium. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com/nd. Peacock is widely available across devices, details here.
All remaining Notre Dame home games during the 2021 season will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.