NASCAR considering OTT network

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by FLRacingFan, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Still couldn't show live national series races until after 2024...but something to think about it until then. Wouldn't be surprised to see some of the content currently on FansChoice.TV wind up there if it happens.

    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com.../Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/NASCAR-OTT.aspx

     
  2. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I would be so down for this. I’d hope it’d be a model like WWE Network in as far as showing races from yesteryear, original progaming and content, behind the scenes with drivers and teams during race weekends. I’d so pay for this.
     
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  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Could have a live content programming of ARCA, K&N, Stock Car Invitational, Modifieds, weekly late models, along with Euro/Mexico/Pinty's Series. Maybe they could poach other racing series to the NASCAR Channel.
     
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  4. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    This would be the final nail in my cable subscription....good
     
  5. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    About time.
     
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  6. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Online streaming is OK for people that already are committed to your product, but it doesn't do much to grow the base.
     
  7. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Sports that rely heavily on third-party sponsorship have serious issues to consider when moving to specialized content platforms. You would have to make enough money from subscriptions to offset the inevitable decline of sponsorship revenue. B2B sponsorships may not be impaired too much, but consumer-driven deals would be.

    I would definitely be a buyer if Cup races were streamed commercial-free. Even better would be Cup, Xfinity, and trucks... including practice and qualifying. MotoGP has a deal like that for about $100 per year (20 race weekends), with first rate coverage and commentary. For Nascar at ~$300... I'd be an instant buyer.
     
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  8. LJ7201

    LJ7201 Team Owner

    Nascar has been trying to grow the base for a while to no avail, and it only makes the core fans less patient
     
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  9. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    I’m not saying 300 bucks is not good value but I don’t think it would be a big seller. JMO
     
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    If I could be able to drop about 25 worthless cable top tier channels that I am paying for to get just Nascar, I'm all in. Last week my cable people added FS 2 whoopie, wait until the season is over..SMH. I subscribed to the Lucas oil channel a couple of years ago and it was a rip off mess. For good live events 300 bucks hail yeah
     
  11. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    NASCAR should be much less than 300 bucks as the NHL is less and they show hundreds of live games
     
  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    So far this looks like it's all speculation. Call me when someone has prices and content details. Until then, enjoy.
     
  13. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    I don’t see enough demand for this sort of thing but I have been wrong several times today already.
     
  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    6 some odd years from now who knows what will be available.
     
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  15. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Actually, it might.

    I’ve scrolled passed live IndyCar races on my social media feeds that I didnt even know were occuring and watched them, and became more educated on the season.

    The same can easily happen with NASCAR if they will sponsor the live video post and target demographics interested in car racing.

    Knowing what the social media and internet streaming capability and sources will be 6 years from now is the key.

    A move in the positive direction IMO.
     
  16. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner


    I have sling tv. $25 a month with fs1, fs2 and nbcsn.
     
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  17. nickp

    nickp Team Owner

    Do it like WWE Network. Put the lower series on there ARCA, K&N, Mods? Pintys?
     
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  18. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Bring this on, I don't watch anything else on TV other than football and I can stream that too
     
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  19. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I’d never leave the house again if they’d add some World Of Outlaws races somehow, I’d be geeked just to get weekly ARCA races
     
  20. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    They would need to live stream the races or it would be a no go for me. That's something that always kept me from the WWE Network was that they dont show Raw and Smackdown live.
     
  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I've never watched a WWE, but I probably wouldn't tell anybody if I ever did.
     
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  22. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The product is stale. Making a stale product more available is more of the same insanity that isn’t working.
     
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  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    zombies are the new thing now.
     
  24. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Basically take some of CBSSN & some of MavTV's content and bring it over to NASCAR Network along with the rest of the NASCAR/ARCA & NASCAR Home Tracks stuff.
     
  25. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Yep, but they will try it anyway.
     
  26. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    I've said for a couple years that Netflix is NASCAR's golden ticket. Upload races within hours after completion and you'll see a HUGE spike in viewership from hardcore fans, casual fans, and new fans. Netflix Sports will be the future of sports TV viewing....mark my words.
     
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  27. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Those that stand still get left behind. Young people today don't sit at home watching television
    but they scroll through a lot on their phones.
    I honestly believe that satellite and cable TV will be things of the past in the not to distant future.
    Internet and live streaming will be the choice and the very fact they are now putting WiFi in cars is just one indicator.
     
  28. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Announcers will make or break you. No way would I pay $1.00 to hear the screaming mimis.
     
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  29. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    The issue with this is most of rural America still has sub-par internet speeds required for streaming. And rural America is predominately the NASCAR fanbase.
     
  30. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    The things I don't understand is why in the hell would ANYBODY want to watch a sporting event on a phone? We've spent the last 75 years making ever bigger TV screens and now people want to watch on something they can hold in their hand? Why not just record it and watch it later? Secondly, unless live streaming gets a HELL OF A LOT better than my experiences with it, it's a non starter. I have spent more time trying to get it work right than watching the programming. For the last several years I have attempted to watch the overnight hours of the Rolex 24 on live streaming, over two or three different networks, and the results are generally terrible. I have an almost new computer and fiber optic internet in the second most populated county in the state of Indiana in the middle of a densely packed neighborhood. I have also tried to watch some episodes of TV series I have missed, and I usually just end up saying the hell with it.
     
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  31. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    My prediction, nascars been told by the networks that they will only bid on the cup races, leaving xfinity, the trucks, practice, and qualifying without a tv telecast. So this service will be the exclusive source for whatever is left after the big tv revenue disappears.
     
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  32. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    I don't think anyone in the world prefers to watch a sporting event on their phone over a TV. It all comes down to convenience....maybe you're traveling, fishing, at your mother-in-law's, or at work. In this day & age convenience trumps everything else, especially for the millennials.

    I will agree that most streaming outlets have awful quality in terms of consistency. You can have the best internet connection in the world but it means nothing if the streaming service can't handle the demand. The only streaming service I've had minimal issues with thus far is the NFL.
     
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  33. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Very good point. Corporate America has ripped off their customers for years but that to will end.
    The day is coming when a satellite will be the controller of the internet.
    I used to have a 10 foot dish and free satellite. Then they started to charge a $1,000. dollar fee every year. Then they got bought out and only service remote areas in the artic.
    I believe that will cycle back and the networks will no longer control things.
     
  34. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Firestick and Durex TV. Look it up yall. $14.95 gets you all your heart desires.
     
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  35. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    That doesn't cure the internet speed issue most NASCAR fans have
     
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  36. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I've run my Firestick in some hotels at 24 mbps, but my message is also for those who dont have speed problems
     
  37. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    24mbps is 8x faster than most rural areas receive for DSL
     
  38. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Well what I said wasnt aimed at people only in the heartland ok?
     
  39. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Wish I could get DSL. *sigh*
     
  40. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    What are you running TRL?
     

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