Podcast- NBC gains the rights to the EPL Posted by GFT Editor on November 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm GFT Special, Podcast Nov 112012 GlobalFootballToday.com special podcast with Letty (@LettyAS), Brian (@SportingKCGFT), and Kat (@myrla_cat) GFT Editor One Response to “Podcast- NBC gains the rights to the EPL” Josh says: November 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm OK, I’m at the 15:00 minute mark and I have to leave a comment. I don’t think you all did much research into the subject before taping the pod. FSC airs 3-5 live games a week and ESPN airs 1-2… and very seldom do you have a game on ESPN and FSC at the same time… so you’re not missing out any coverage with NBC getting the rights. Also, any doubt that NBC will be tape delaying major games is absolutely absurd to me… they didn’t out bid the competition to try and re-invent the wheel on an already successful product. The only tape delaying that could occur is if they delay something that happened at the same time as another live game (FSC does this). What you could see though is one live game on NBC Sports and another live game on Telemundo or another NBC platform. I think people got a bad taste in their mouths from the NBC Olympic coverage and that’s where this whole delay fear comes from… the thing is, the Olympics aren’t sports, it’s a drama aimed at people that don’t watch sports. As for only showing the big clubs… does FSC or ESPN only show the big clubs? Nope, some of the time slots for games are handed down from the EPL… ESPN airs some garbage games on Monday afternoons, so yeah, you’ll get to see Wigan and Swansea City. Last thought before resuming the pod… this has nothing to do with the NHL lockout. The EPL deal starts next season, I doubt the NHL will still be locked out when the 2013-2014 season begins… and unless they start playing games at 9:00am as part of the new labor agreement, I don’t see there being any time conflicts. However, EPL games starting at 1:00am in England would be cool. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name (required) E-mail (required) URI CAPTCHA Code * Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.