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Streaming Or Watching On Cable

01/26/2023 at 12:08pm EST

from Daniel Kaplan and Bill Shea of The Athletic,

...fans find themselves: stuck between two competing poles, the high-priced traditional cable TV universe and the fresher world of increasingly costly streaming. These options are pulling from the same sports, and in some cases, the same event and even the same match, leaving fans either missing out or forking over more money than ever. To get the best sports coverage, it’s not clear whether to rush forward to streaming, stay back with old-fashioned cable and broadcast television, or some combination of the two.

Companies like ESPN (ESPN+), NBC (Peacock), and CBS (Paramount+) are balancing the need to satisfy consumers paying hefty cable bills with the move to streaming, an area in which these conglomerates have spent — and lost — billions of dollars. While the belief abounds that one day everyone will stream, that day is not today, and sports fans are stuck between old- and new-world paradigms.

“There is as much art as science to it,” said sports media consultant Lee Berke, on how sports broadcasters decide what goes behind a streaming paywall and what resides on traditional linear TV. “You don’t want to get too far ahead of the curve, and you don’t want to be too far behind.”

It may be an art deciding how to carve up sports and tournaments between online and TV, but the results are often arguably unsightly.

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SiriusXM and The NHL Extended Their Partnership

01/17/2023 at 10:36am EST

NEW YORK – January 17, 2023 – SiriusXM, SiriusXM Canada and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced an extension of their broadcasting agreement through the 2028-29 NHL season. SiriusXM will continue to deliver fans across North America access to every NHL game throughout the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well as daily, in-depth coverage of the sport on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™, the only 24/7 audio channel dedicated to the NHL.

Pete Weber Is On The Road To Recovery

01/12/2023 at 11:09am EST

from Zach Gilchriest of the Nashville website,

The Nashville Predators won't be without their iconic voice much longer.

After a successful ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedure to remedy Pete Weber's normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) on Monday, the franchise's iconic broadcaster says he's feeling better than he has in months.

"My results post-surgery have been incredible," Weber said. "No pain, my balance is back, I can walk and stand straight up again. There has been no more falling - and even better than that - no feeling that I am about to fall."

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