NASCAR considering OTT network

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

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Fans choice was fine. A way to add to it would be for them to get off of their asses and sell some advertising. Instead, lets put it behind a paywall, try to squeeze more out of the fans, it so much easier to do. Now when it doesn't do well they can say eh didn't work let's quit all together.
  2. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    This is also another sign that Comcast / NBC's and NASCAR's ties are only deepening. They wouldn't be taking over OTT stuff if they weren't around for the long haul.
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    For those of us unfamiliar with Fans Choice, would someone describe what it was and what it did, and what NBC's new ... service? ... will supposedly provide?

  4. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  5. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Vortex Shill

    If you have cable and only watch Cup, you just lost practice and qualifying during NBC's portion of the season.
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  6. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Didnt know where to put this so if it needs to be moved please do. So evidently NBC has taken Fans Choice over in 2020 and it will become a pay service. Damn shame, it was a great way to keep up with tracks across the country. I'm sure they will be moving a lot of NASCAR programming to it like practices, quantifying etc...
  7. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Vortex Shill

  8. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Probably can't even watch the MAVTV ARCA races on it either I'm guessing.
  9. toledo47

    toledo47 Team Owner

    Not likely. Mav tv already has its own online streaming service LUCAS OIL RACING TV, which shows the mav tv ARCA races live as well as archives them for later viewing.
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  10. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Will there be stages and playoffs?
  11. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    The ARCA East and West races will probably only have like 12-15 cars. Lucky if the ARCA Challenge races have more than 18.
  12. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    They're moving all practice and Q sessions to the app? That's terrible if true.
  13. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Not all.
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  14. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Vortex Shill

    We'll see soon enough if they back off that stance, but from what I've read in their article that is what they plan on doing. I've already noticed they've been cutting practice sessions from broadcast to live stream and many have been noticing and commenting in pre-race thread. Not good for growth or following of the sport going behind a pay wall. I miss speed channel.
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  15. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Is this an opinion or is there any sources behind this? There's a few that expect to see a bit better of a car count for the races.
  16. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I'll bet that will change when the current contract is up.
  17. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Sounds like a bull**** money grab from NASCAR/NBC. Why offer more free content and advertise your product to a new audience when you can just gouge your loyal customers instead? :rolleyes:
  18. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I suspect new audiences aren't yet interested in P & Q. I also suspect if they do develop an interest, they'll already be heavy users of streaming services and thus used to paying for niche content.

    Beats the Good Ol' Days when if you wanted to see P & Q, you had to go to the track.
  19. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Trackpass is only for Viewers from the U.S.
    Will ARCA East/West and Modifieds be on YouTube for international viewers?
  20. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Good question.

    I think NASCAR should do that for the international fans considering all of the NASCAR Euro races are posted on YT. I'm not sure, I think they are keeping it exclusively on the trackpass, which sucks for our friends across the way.

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