Any word/rumors on TV package for Supercross 2019?

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9/18/2018 9:27 AM

I was talking to Ralph yesterday and seems like he is waiting to hear as well.

Anyone heard anything?

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9/18/2018 10:29 AM

NBC can EASILY take another $50 (more if that's what it takes) from me if they get it and stream it on NBCsports Gold.

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9/18/2018 10:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/18/2018 10:34 AM

Samsquanch Gingerbeard wrote:

NBC can EASILY take another $50 (more if that's what it takes) from me if they get it and stream it on NBCsports Gold.

Fingers crossed for this as well! I am guessing it will be the same low quality offering as last year though.

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9/18/2018 10:58 AM

Streaming will work for most but there is still a lot of people who don't have great internet so I don't think that is the best option when trying to be easily accessible. But as an option in addition to TV, sure.

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9/18/2018 11:04 AM

The announcement said for people outside the US, right?

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9/18/2018 11:25 AM

I wouldn't mind if the 250 and 450 class were taped separately and aired at 2:00 AM on random nights during the week.

on a serious note, I'm curious to see how this plays out. For the past ten years people and b****** and moaned over petty live broadcasting issues. The lack of gratitude was astonishing. If we lose live coverage people are going to have a meltdown.

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9/18/2018 2:02 PM

Samsquanch Gingerbeard wrote:

NBC can EASILY take another $50 (more if that's what it takes) from me if they get it and stream it on NBCsports Gold.

slowvetguy wrote:

Fingers crossed for this as well! I am guessing it will be the same low quality offering as last year though.

NBC Broadcast crew too??? NBC, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

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9/18/2018 2:20 PM

Lets hope they have something as good as the NBC Sports Gold app like they do for Outdoors.

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9/18/2018 2:26 PM

Hank_Thrill wrote:

I wouldn't mind if the 250 and 450 class were taped separately and aired at 2:00 AM on random nights during the week.

on a serious note, I'm curious to see how this plays out. For the past ten years people and b****** and moaned over petty live broadcasting issues. The lack of gratitude was astonishing. If we lose live coverage people are going to have a meltdown.

It wasn't the racing or coverage people (ME) complained about. It was the commentators (Ralph) that were the issue. We all love the fact that SX was so accessible. People (Me) seem to need something to complain about, it's human nature to always want something better.

I hope we get a similar or better show than we have had in the past. It would really be a blow to the sport if TV coverage went away.

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9/18/2018 2:28 PM

I only have cable (direct TV) to be able to watch supercross and motocross. If the SX broadcasts go away so does my TV subscription. And I will buy NBC gold pass for MX. Way cheaper in the long run for me!

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9/18/2018 2:37 PM

TXDirt wrote:

Lets hope they have something as good as the NBC Sports Gold app like they do for Outdoors.

Amen, this app is working so great, never have an issuewith it. On the contrary, i met few "irregularities" with the SX pass video for the last 2 years...But i will buy it this year again as it is a great advance for our sport worldwide.

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9/18/2018 3:00 PM

In an odd way NBC Sports Gold has really worked well for me, even though I never subscribed to it. I have Direct TV, and have watch the 1st motos' all summer, and now that I'm not watching the 2nd motos' I'm actually out doing things that I like or should be doing. Same goes for recording it, I like to watch to watch it live, or as live as possible...it's just how I am. I imagine once Feld decides to offer SX only on pay style viewing, I'll probably be done watching that too.

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9/18/2018 3:34 PM

Hank_Thrill wrote:

I wouldn't mind if the 250 and 450 class were taped separately and aired at 2:00 AM on random nights during the week.

on a serious note, I'm curious to see how this plays out. For the past ten years people and b****** and moaned over petty live broadcasting issues. The lack of gratitude was astonishing. If we lose live coverage people are going to have a meltdown.

Don't forget possibly delayed or pre-empted by a late-running college basketball game.

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9/18/2018 3:36 PM

Samsquanch Gingerbeard wrote:

NBC can EASILY take another $50 (more if that's what it takes) from me if they get it and stream it on NBCsports Gold.

slowvetguy wrote:

Fingers crossed for this as well! I am guessing it will be the same low quality offering as last year though.

1911 wrote:

NBC Broadcast crew too??? NBC, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

This X 1000

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9/18/2018 3:37 PM

Baton Rouge wrote:

Amen, this app is working so great, never have an issuewith it. On the contrary, i met few "irregularities" with the SX pass video for the last 2 years...But i will buy it this year again as it is a great advance for our sport worldwide.

Agreed, the app has worked great for me. I've had a few minor buffering issues (impossible to avoid), and occasionally the app has crashed on me. Though even that could be an issue with my Fire TV Stick.

The NBS Sports Gold app even works well when I try to rewind the programming. It quickly rewinds and resumes, compared to my Netflix apps that make a 10-second rewind turn into a 45-second process.

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9/18/2018 3:38 PM

whyZ wrote:

In an odd way NBC Sports Gold has really worked well for me, even though I never subscribed to it. I have Direct TV, and have watch the 1st motos' all summer, and now that I'm not watching the 2nd motos' I'm actually out doing things that I like or should be doing. Same goes for recording it, I like to watch to watch it live, or as live as possible...it's just how I am. I imagine once Feld decides to offer SX only on pay style viewing, I'll probably be done watching that too.

I thought the same until i finally decided to pony up and try it. Now i consider it the best $55 investment i make all year.

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9/18/2018 3:56 PM

whyZ wrote:

In an odd way NBC Sports Gold has really worked well for me, even though I never subscribed to it. I have Direct TV, and have watch the 1st motos' all summer, and now that I'm not watching the 2nd motos' I'm actually out doing things that I like or should be doing. Same goes for recording it, I like to watch to watch it live, or as live as possible...it's just how I am. I imagine once Feld decides to offer SX only on pay style viewing, I'll probably be done watching that too.

I don't mind paying a reasonable price for a legal, reliable, high quality stream I can watch whenever I want (usually Sunday night). It frees up my weekends and doesn't require paying a full cable bill.

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9/18/2018 4:34 PM

God help those like me who don't have the ability to have high speed in my location. Yes, there are still people out there that don't have high speed or good internet. Society forgets that but it's true. I do have an old unlimited aircard that does ok but it's old tech grandfathered. Everything new has caps.

I'm hoping it stays as is. I doubt they go subscription only. Supercross has been trending upwards in ratings. That would def cut the mainstream viewer. Personally, what I would like is to keep the normal broadcast (yes, I wish it would not cater to the newbie so much) but then bring back the audio webcast for the diehards with Weege and Holley or maybe Blair and Holley. The audio webcast was just so much more thorough and detailed coverage. I would do both!

But I know that is a long shot. Still, most sports have radio or audio coverage and it is often better coverage due to the fact that it IS for the diehard fans.

As far as the broadcast, I don't think it is the TV people that are the issue more than it is just the segments and layout of the show, production wise. They really need to go back and look at the Eckman/Bailey/Coombs shows from ESPN and mimic those more. Yeah, I know they were tape delayed but I'd much rather have mic'ed mechanics and Honda stopwatch than dumb ass tweets and Makeup to Mud. But it's all about what the sponsors want. But still, just watch those old broadcasts. Those are your blueprints.

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9/18/2018 4:41 PM

flatout111 wrote:

God help those like me who don't have the ability to have high speed in my location. Yes, there are still people out there that don't have high speed or good internet. Society forgets that but it's true. I do have an old unlimited aircard that does ok but it's old tech grandfathered. Everything new has caps.

I'm hoping it stays as is. I doubt they go subscription only. Supercross has been trending upwards in ratings. That would def cut the mainstream viewer. Personally, what I would like is to keep the normal broadcast (yes, I wish it would not cater to the newbie so much) but then bring back the audio webcast for the diehards with Weege and Holley or maybe Blair and Holley. The audio webcast was just so much more thorough and detailed coverage. I would do both!

But I know that is a long shot. Still, most sports have radio or audio coverage and it is often better coverage due to the fact that it IS for the diehard fans.

As far as the broadcast, I don't think it is the TV people that are the issue more than it is just the segments and layout of the show, production wise. They really need to go back and look at the Eckman/Bailey/Coombs shows from ESPN and mimic those more. Yeah, I know they were tape delayed but I'd much rather have mic'ed mechanics and Honda stopwatch than dumb ass tweets and Makeup to Mud. But it's all about what the sponsors want. But still, just watch those old broadcasts. Those are your blueprints.

I keep thinking about moving to a rural place on a large piece of property where I can have my own moto track in my backyard. But the difficult of obtaining high speed internet is definitely a deterrent.

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9/18/2018 4:41 PM

Stupid question: People keep saying NBC. Does that mean the races won't be on FS1/FS2 anymore?

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9/18/2018 4:43 PM

Sully wrote:

Stupid question: People keep saying NBC. Does that mean the races won't be on FS1/FS2 anymore?

So far there is no official word of a change in broadcast network. Until an announcement is made, there is no way of knowing what it will be for 2019.

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9/18/2018 5:48 PM

Please replace ralf

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Anyone but Ralph!

9/19/2018 7:28 AM

flatout111 wrote:

God help those like me who don't have the ability to have high speed in my location. Yes, there are still people out there that don't have high speed or good internet. Society forgets that but it's true. I do have an old unlimited aircard that does ok but it's old tech grandfathered. Everything new has caps.

I'm hoping it stays as is. I doubt they go subscription only. Supercross has been trending upwards in ratings. That would def cut the mainstream viewer. Personally, what I would like is to keep the normal broadcast (yes, I wish it would not cater to the newbie so much) but then bring back the audio webcast for the diehards with Weege and Holley or maybe Blair and Holley. The audio webcast was just so much more thorough and detailed coverage. I would do both!

But I know that is a long shot. Still, most sports have radio or audio coverage and it is often better coverage due to the fact that it IS for the diehard fans.

As far as the broadcast, I don't think it is the TV people that are the issue more than it is just the segments and layout of the show, production wise. They really need to go back and look at the Eckman/Bailey/Coombs shows from ESPN and mimic those more. Yeah, I know they were tape delayed but I'd much rather have mic'ed mechanics and Honda stopwatch than dumb ass tweets and Makeup to Mud. But it's all about what the sponsors want. But still, just watch those old broadcasts. Those are your blueprints.

RichieW13 wrote:

I keep thinking about moving to a rural place on a large piece of property where I can have my own moto track in my backyard. But the difficult of obtaining high speed internet is definitely a deterrent.

Its worth it. I have pretty shitty internet but as technology keeps advancing it will get better and better. Plus, I'd rather have lots of space to ride and do whatever I want outside then be stuck inside with super fast internet that lets me game and stream easily.

I guess you just got to ask yourself, would I rather be able to just walk out to the garage and fire up the bike to go for a ride OR would I rather just stay inside, jerk off to HD streamed porn and play COD virtually lag free. Easy decision for me.

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9/19/2018 7:39 AM

flatout111 wrote:

God help those like me who don't have the ability to have high speed in my location. Yes, there are still people out there that don't have high speed or good internet. Society forgets that but it's true. I do have an old unlimited aircard that does ok but it's old tech grandfathered. Everything new has caps.

I'm hoping it stays as is. I doubt they go subscription only. Supercross has been trending upwards in ratings. That would def cut the mainstream viewer. Personally, what I would like is to keep the normal broadcast (yes, I wish it would not cater to the newbie so much) but then bring back the audio webcast for the diehards with Weege and Holley or maybe Blair and Holley. The audio webcast was just so much more thorough and detailed coverage. I would do both!

But I know that is a long shot. Still, most sports have radio or audio coverage and it is often better coverage due to the fact that it IS for the diehard fans.

As far as the broadcast, I don't think it is the TV people that are the issue more than it is just the segments and layout of the show, production wise. They really need to go back and look at the Eckman/Bailey/Coombs shows from ESPN and mimic those more. Yeah, I know they were tape delayed but I'd much rather have mic'ed mechanics and Honda stopwatch than dumb ass tweets and Makeup to Mud. But it's all about what the sponsors want. But still, just watch those old broadcasts. Those are your blueprints.

RichieW13 wrote:

I keep thinking about moving to a rural place on a large piece of property where I can have my own moto track in my backyard. But the difficult of obtaining high speed internet is definitely a deterrent.

billyp330 wrote:

Its worth it. I have pretty shitty internet but as technology keeps advancing it will get better and better. Plus, I'd rather have lots of space to ride and do whatever I want outside then be stuck inside with super fast internet that lets me game and stream easily.

I guess you just got to ask yourself, would I rather be able to just walk out to the garage and fire up the bike to go for a ride OR would I rather just stay inside, jerk off to HD streamed porn and play COD virtually lag free. Easy decision for me.

This is true. Good way of looking at it. Yeah, I can ride whenever I want.

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9/19/2018 9:35 AM

I don't have an issue with Ralph or Jeff because it's the production staff dictating the direction of the commentating, which is aimed at the casual fan and not us. Ralph and Jeff are intelligent guys who could speak the SX language if they were allowed. I do like me some Weege. so it'd be cool if NBC got the rights and gave him a spot in the SX booth.

I enjoy watching it live from my couch...parking is free, beer is cheaper, and I have a pause and rewind button on the remote. I just hope live broadcasts continue to be available no matter who ends up airing it.

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I'm just a fan, so I don't know anything.

9/19/2018 9:51 AM

system wrote:

I don't have an issue with Ralph or Jeff because it's the production staff dictating the direction of the commentating, which is aimed at the casual fan and not us. Ralph and Jeff are intelligent guys who could speak the SX language if they were allowed. I do like me some Weege. so it'd be cool if NBC got the rights and gave him a spot in the SX booth.

I enjoy watching it live from my couch...parking is free, beer is cheaper, and I have a pause and rewind button on the remote. I just hope live broadcasts continue to be available no matter who ends up airing it.

Jeff has a few verbal crutches that can be hard to listen to after a while for me.

But otherwise I agree that a lot of the complaints I have about the broadcast are because they are producing it to try to get interest from the casual fan.

Here's where something like the NBC Sports app would be great. I would pay $50/year to watch an alternate broadcast that was produced for the hardcore fan who follows the sport closely.

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