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2021 Notre Dame Home Opener to be Streamed Exclusively on Peacock

Notre Dame’s home opener for football this season will be streamed exclusively on the streaming platform Peacock.

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For the second time in two years, Notre Dame will once again stray away from NBC. Though Peacock is NBC Universal’s streaming service, Notre Dame’s season opener against Toledo will be available only to those who stream via Peacock. Unlike the Notre Dame Blue and Gold spring game, which was free, you must have a Peacock subscription. 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.

Notre Dame and NBC Sports have had a deal in place since the early 90’s that ensures all Notre Dame home games are broadcasted by NBC and appear on national television. 

The contract has helped with nationwide fandom and even recruiting. The contract may play a huge part in the reason Notre Dame has not committed to a conference apart from their short stint with the ACC in 2020. 

Personally, I hate the idea of streaming this game. You’ll get all the “who cares? It’s only Toledo” or “get with the times and stream the game” people all over Twitter or wherever you find your college football news. For people like me who will not miss games will get over it and buy yet another streaming service, at least for a month of Peacock. Unfortunately for people like my grandfather who only knows a peacock as an animal, they will miss the game this year. 

Hopefully this is not the future of college, or all sports, and if it is, let me know so I can cancel cable altogether. How do you guys feel about this? Let me know on Twitter @DaGerbs.

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1 year ago

[…] recently announced out that Notre Dame football’s 2021 home opener will air exclusively on its streaming platform. All remaining games will be on NBC and streamed on Peacock. Other […]

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NO Dame
11 months ago

As a lifetime fan of the Irish I find the peacock streaming WHORE-ific

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