Warner Brothers Discovery, ESPN & Fox Announce New Sports Streaming Service

Feb 7, 2024 at 2:31
by Ed Spratt  
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Warner Brothers Discovery, ESPN and Fox have announced plans to join forces for a brand-new sports streaming service set to launch this fall.

Details about the new service are sparse, but it sounds like the service will bring together all sports content currently available on Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD), ESPN and Fox's linear or streaming services. No name or price has been revealed for the service slated to launch sometime this fall. Each entity would own one-third of the joint venture.

In a press release by ESPN, it states: "The offering, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2024, would be made available directly to consumers via a new app. Subscribers would also have the ability to bundle the product, including with Disney+, Hulu and/or Max." The same press release also reveals that UCI Mountain Bike World Cup coverage will be included in the new service alongside the NFL, NBA, Formula 1 and other major sporting events. By subscribing to this all-in-one premier sports service, fans would have access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS, truTV, as well as ESPN+.

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This news follows the launch of a new $9.99 add-on to WBD's MAX streaming service that will be required to watch this year's World Cups after the closing of GCN+ last year.

bigquotesThe launch of this new streaming sports service is a significant moment for Disney and ESPN, a major win for sports fans, and an important step forward for the media business. This means the full suite of ESPN channels will be available to consumers alongside the sports programming of other industry leaders as part of a differentiated sports-centric service. I’m grateful to Jimmy Pitaro and the team at ESPN, who are at the forefront of innovating on behalf of consumers to create new offerings with more choice and greater value.Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company

bigquotesWe’re pumped to bring the FOX Sports portfolio to this new and exciting platform. We believe the service will provide passionate fans outside of the traditional bundle an array of amazing sports content all in one place.Lachlan Murdoch, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of FOX

bigquotesAt WBD, our ambition is always to connect our leading content and brands with as many viewers as possible, and this exciting joint venture and the unparalleled combination of marquee sports rights and access to the greatest sporting events in the world allows us to do just that. This new sports service exemplifies our ability as an industry to drive innovation and provide consumers with more choice, enjoyment and value and we’re thrilled to deliver it to sports fans.David Zaslav, Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. Discovery

We have contacted WBD for comment on whether this app would be available to fans outside the United States and to find out more about how this could affect the coverage of future UCI Mountain Bike World Cups.

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  • 457 10
 F*UCK YOU WARNER'S BROTHERS!
  • 103 0
 There needs to be a concerted effort to pirate and stream all these events. Living on the border, people in mexico used to broadcast pirated boxing matches and football games over the air. It was fantastic.
  • 6 0
 Wise and true words
  • 11 2
 @ATXZJ: Piratebay still thriving (so I hear).
  • 13 3
 @chrisfirth: make a post on reddit. You will immediately get hundreds of good websites to watch whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.
  • 28 0
 @ATXZJ: You can already freely watch not just this stuff, but just about every show that's broadcast on any service. If you're not already using it, install Firefox and the "unlock origin" plug in, then Google freemediaheckyeah to get a starting list of the huge number of sites you can stream stuff from.
  • 4 0
 @ATXZJ: It's already a thing
  • 8 0
 @ATXZJ: oops I got autocorrected. The name of the plugin is supposed to say "ublock origin"
  • 13 0
 Came in here to say that, but I was going to be less polite.
  • 2 3
 BEST COMMENT OF THE DAY!!!!
  • 20 0
 tiz-cycling.io is the answer..
  • 3 0
 @DylanH93: just searched it, thank you
  • 27 0
 The only Warner we need or care about is Rob !
  • 4 1
 Pretty sad when these pariah's are cashing in on our sport
  • 15 1
 FUCK YOU UCI. We need a red bull downhill world cup series.
  • 1 0
 @ATXZJ: Paid VPN service such as Private Internet Access, Proton VPN, or Surfshark. Get one now folks. Absolutely worth it.
  • 1 0
 Peacock already does it!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Too bad you can only up click your comment once!!!!!
  • 111 0
 Tell me more about the synergy
  • 16 0
 But first press all your fingertips together, hold them under your nose, and take a deep breath. I really need to feel like you honestly believe the absolute bullshit you're about to spew out of your mouth if there's to be any chance of me buying your services.
  • 30 0
 We must all efficiently operationalize our strategies, invest in world-class technology, and leverage our core competencies in order to holistically administrate exceptional synergy. We'll set a brand trajectory using management's philosophy, advance our market share vis-à-vis our proven methodology with strong commitment to quality, effectively enhancing corporate synergy.
  • 4 0
 @BobbyLite: You forgot to include "thought leader" lol
  • 2 2
 I love russian propaganda so much!
  • 3 0
 @BobbyLite: I can't imagine what the full Bobby would write about synergy!
  • 102 0
 I have loved watching World Cup racing, but $25/mo to watch a handful of races doesn't sit well with me. I don't really care about watching other sports. This change is going to drive viewiership of DH down. At least there's Crankworkx/Red Bull events...
  • 13 0
 I somehow doubt it would get me around blackout games in traditional sports anyway. Until they remove media blackouts for paid streaming services, I'm not giving them a single cent.
  • 21 0
 Yup. I pay for peacock during supercross season because I get a race every weekend. 25$ a month for one race is so dumb.
  • 1 0
 @Deep-Friar: get the black friday sale next year - i think i paid 24$ for the year, although like you I only watch Supercross..
  • 28 1
 Whats f*cked too is that in no way will any of this $25 make it into the racers pockets in some sort of way. Theyre just cannon fodder for the sport and pockets of management.
  • 9 0
 In general, even before this and from a Northern European point of view (i.e. way different sports are big here and the scope/ seasonality is different, all that) I've always found it weird the default approach for all sports related services is "if you like _a_ sport, well you must love all other sports too, and at least the most popular ones!"

Mainly on offer are big, expensive bundles lead by football, F1, ice hockey etc. with all the rest seen as a kind of a freebie type extra to go with it. You came here for the football, right! What do you mean you're not actually interested in the football and would just like to see the little extras..? I understand that's the easy way to make money, but surely some pick-your-own type packages or similar to easily make a little more money from the rest of us wouldn't be that difficult to add in the mix on this day and age.
  • 7 0
 @chillrider199: for sure. If viewiership drops, the people it hurts are the cycling brands and racers, and not the media companies that own the rights to the broadcasting content. Out of spite I want this venture to fail for UCI/WB but not at the expense of the cycling industry.
  • 1 0
 @chillrider199: finally some wise words 100% agree
  • 1 0
 Im the same - really MTB is what i watch and cannot miss. ESPN+ could be good as i do like skatebording and BMX but i could just use youtube for that. I dont think it will drive down viewership TBH, probably quite the opposite. The population who subscribe to these platforms now probably outweighs World cup viewers 50-1 - So the potential new audience will be massive. I guess I will whait and see what crumbs we get here in AU.
  • 102 3
 Ive watched world cups for years since the freecaster days. Last year was the first time I didnt watch it. I was out of work and couldnt justify the subscription. When I saw the highlights on youtube, the coverage looked terrible and commentary second rate. In the end for this year, I came to the decision that it wasnt worth the money I would spend so I wont subscribe. Sad thing is that I would have paid the same money for the redbull coverage and commentary, its just all of this is inferior.
  • 22 0
 Spot on. I don't think any of my riding friends, many of whom have been watching WCDH of decades and who spend a lot of money on the sport, watched it last year. I paid up and enjoyed the racing despite the horrible commentary (but more Gwin, please!). And I doubt newer riders give any shits about racing. Not sure who the hell is watching at this point.

Did Pinkbike ever do a poll on how many of us used to watch and now don't @brianpark?

I'm considering sitting this year out as the paywall thing gets more convoluted (more layers of subscriptions... moooooooore!!!!). I guess there's always team vids from Neko, Wyn, Gwin and Crankworx and Red Bull events. (sigh)
  • 12 6
 I'm not going to lie, the coverage was better. And with Gwin sitting in on commentary, it was pretty insightful. I would have paid for it again if it was still under the GCN+ subscription. It worked out to be around $9 a race. Now, who knows if I'll waste my time.
  • 7 0
 Watched every race for years now. Skipped last year and looks like this year I won’t be watching either. Sucks
  • 5 1
 You can watch all the races for free.
  • 2 0
 @WasatchEnduro: I think what you meant to say was "MOAR Subscriptions!!!!"
  • 2 0
 @bombdabass You share the sentiment of many.
  • 2 1
 @bombdabass just watch F1, WCDH racing lacks a lot of drama, that Broworshipping attitude is just boring "oh i am loic i am on the hot seat, but i would love daprela to do well and take it away from me" come on.
  • 1 0
 @bombdabass couldn’t explain it better.. i enjoyed watching every single race since the freecaster days not missing one.. last year i didn’t see a race, and most sadly, i lost interest in the sport..
I switched in full to bmx world cup, free on YouTube, well done and really challenging..
Thanks wb to make me lose interest in a sport i loved.
  • 1 1
 You missed out, The riding and racing was incredible.
  • 2 1
 @hayden19: Didn't miss, watched the free clips on Youtube...and what the riders share on insta.
  • 87 0
 In their efforts to serve mountain biking to people who don't care and think it's a joke, they're ruining it for the people who love it.
  • 1 0
 So true, yet so sad.
  • 2 1
 @shaun-ridefast-michael: guest appearances from the kremlin
  • 4 0
 The UCI can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. The UCI just wants to watch the world burn.
  • 4 1
 They're taking page from the Budweiser playbook. Only Shane Gillis can save DH now!
  • 3 0
 UCI saying they did the deal with the devil to expand the viewership of the sport is like Putin saying he invaded Ukraine to liberate it from Nazi's.
  • 66 2
 SEC..... time to get off your knees, use some mouth wash, and start enforcing anti-trust
  • 17 3
 "SEC..... time to get off your knees, use some mouth wash, and start enforcing anti-trust"

100%

Start with apple and go from there
  • 17 0
 what's the last meaningful anti-trust case you can remember? i'm almost 42, i think for me it was Bell Atlantic. i seriously cannot think of another in what must be 30 years.
  • 7 0
 @Sweatypants: I think a JetBlue-spirit merger was just blocked. literally the only one I can think of
  • 16 0
 @Sweatypants: Remember when people just could not believe that Microsoft had the audacity to ship its own web browser with its operating system?
  • 2 0
 @pmhobson: lol yes actually. boy have we reversed course there and then some.
  • 1 0
 @Sweatypants: there is currently a very promising class-action anti-trust suit being brought against the UFC. A trial date is expected for this calendar year. It has however taken since 2014 to get to this point so there’s really not much to celebrate as of now.
  • 2 0
 This I believe in capitalism, however it simply does not work without guardrails such as environmental protection and antitrust enforcement. Without these things it's profit at all costs. Any externalities can be justified as a cost of doing business.
  • 1 0
 @captaindingus: ahhh yes... getting to the core of vital goods and services that affect every day Americans and the dwindling middle class. UFC. [/eyeroll] lol
  • 1 0
 @Sweatypants: I mean if we are being honest anti-trust action has been severely MIA for decades but perhaps one of the most poignant examples of failure to regulate was the 2008 financial crisis.

The corporatist presidents (Bush Obama) claiming the banks were "too big to fail." Too big to fail is pretty much a lay persons definition of a monopoly/unhealthy market.

Instead of breaking up the banks though, our government essentially gave them the biggest corporate bailout (welfare) in history at the expense of the public.
  • 41 0
 Screw these guys. I've checked out of watching World Cups and I used to watch religiously. I can't see myself going back to watching until someone else takes the reins from the goofs doing it now. Why would I pay for a sub par experience?
  • 8 0
 So sad, but true. I hate admitting that I've also checked out of watching world cups, but they've just made it so difficult & relatively expensive to watch it that I've just given up at this point. It feels like the end to an era and I'm a bit heart-broken. Such a bummer...
  • 4 0
 Yo tambien
  • 35 1
 No doubt Chris Ball will be along shortly to tell us that it’s for the good of the sport, I’m one of you guys, trust me, etc, etc.

May every ride take you through a big pile of dog shit.
  • 3 1
 @WoollybackPaul
He laughs at your pauper ass, as he sits in his castle sipping cognac.
  • 22 0
 All these new streaming services are the best motivators to go outside and do something else, anything else, other than pay the billionaires more money to sit on a couch and do nothing…
  • 21 0
 Well said Rick
  • 16 0
 A brief history of MTB DH Content coverage:
1. Free, raw, all riding and entertaining commentators
2. Free, more polished, less actual riding, still great and entertaining commentators
3. Paid, amateurish, arguably even less actual riding and fake sound
4. Paid x more, still not great and a whole whack of crap I could give a hoot about ever watching... and probably even less actual riding.
  • 7 0
 It's called monetizing the sport. Do you even capitalism bro? /s
  • 16 0
 Bk, EdBull Media, MoiMoi TV, Gastovlog, WynTV and others is how many sports fans will get their DH coverage this year. To go from free coverage to low-cost streaming (GCN+) to probably $30 plus a month for a 7 races this year is a tough ask.
  • 26 7
 Tucker Carlson covers MTB racing
  • 15 11
 Sadly, I bet it would be better than the current coverage…
  • 8 5
 @KUBBY: go look up a video of Tucker laughing and tell me that again….
  • 4 10
flag Andrew-Woyak FL (Feb 7, 2024 at 9:57) (Below Threshold)
 @KUBBY: wdym sadly, tucker carlzyn would be the best thing to happen to the sport
  • 6 8
 Honestly an upgrade over Cedric lol.
  • 9 3
 @DylanH93: true, but I never wanted to punch Cedric in the face every time I saw his dumb mug like Tuckems.
  • 13 3
 @DylanH93: hey man show some respect. Cedric is a good dude, and achieved some cool stuff in the sport. He didn’t force them to put him in this … they could have selected someone else.

Could he do better? Yes. Can he be annoying? Sure. But, I find a lot of the Cedric hate pretty lame.

Ric on the other hand….
  • 6 0
 @nvranka: I'm just kidding around here, I've got lots of respect for Cedric and he's a cool dude. Plus the second language makes it harder. Honestly both him and Ric weren't terrible, and bringing in guests like Gwin was great. Warner just set the bar so high.
  • 4 0
 @DylanH93: ya for sure, and you’re right…I over reacted to your comment because I’ve seen so many who call out Cedric, but don’t shine the light on Ric. The dude is a legit hack.
  • 3 0
 @nvranka: Yeah, he aggravates me far more than Cedric does.
  • 1 1
 @nvranka: genuine laugh, I love Tucker
  • 1 0
 Based on his latest interview, Tucker wouldn't say much during the race runs, so maybe it would be an improvement.
  • 1 0
 @headshot: yeah that was someone playing checkers while the person across from them was playing chess.
  • 16 0
 Best way to stick it to big greedy corporate corporations is go full boycott and go support your local bike races. The rider's will enjoy the support more and be stoked about it. Heck you might even make some new friends.
  • 18 0
 Bring back freecaster.
  • 23 0
 Bring back Earthed. I'll ride in spring and summer, I'll watch the videos when fall and winter come around.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: 100% with you
  • 1 0
 Rob’s commentary on Freecaster was incredible but even he has said it would get him locked up in 2024.
The service itself wasn’t great, the connection dropped out regularly and I don’t remember it being an HD transmission.
Freecaster was also not free: you paid for Worlds.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: I love watching live racing, but a very large part of me misses the pit shenanigans
  • 16 0
 Turn off your TVs and put down that mobile device.
  • 7 0
 Put on your meta virtual reality thingys
  • 12 0
 Not worth it. Even if you are a sports fan, you risk blackouts. But better yet, will it be like an actual broadcast and it'll switch to bowling with 3 riders left because they went long and they have hair club advertising that needs to be shown?
  • 17 2
 Paying Fox to watch DH? F**k that.
  • 11 0
 This was actually viewed as a positive by most sports fans when this was announced yesterday. People who watch conventional sports and want to stream have been asking for this for years because they don't want to have to sign up for 14 different streaming services. Definitely screws you over if you only want to watch DH though. Hoping Canada gets a better option.
  • 14 0
 Pricing is expected to be $45-50 per month! (Source NBC)
  • 15 0
 DOA
  • 1 0
 @mrkkbb not surprised, there's a ton of expensive contracts in there for football and other mainstream stuff. Putting in UCI is just trying to make the list of offerings look longer since in 'Merica more is always better.
  • 10 0
 I can watch every F1 session live, complete with selectable onboards, live timing, etc, and every race for the last 20 years for like $85 per year.... From freaking FOM.

The fact Discovery/UCI is somehow more of a ripoff than FOM/FIA is honestly shocking.
  • 3 1
 The F1 media app is PHENOMENAL. Easily the best value thing I've ever subscribed to, and it's not even close.
  • 2 1
 @JonDud: Have you ever subscribed to a paid VPN service? It's like $5/month. THAT is the best thing I've ever subscribed to, and it's not even close. It's the ONLY thing I subscribe to.
  • 8 0
 The scope of the package will have it pushing $50USD/mo I would expect. Even if they introduce at $20-30USD/mo it's way too much unless you want to watch the big 4 sports. Sucks, and of course they will not do any a la carte offerings for individual sports.
  • 3 0
 Upvote on this. Even if they start it lower, they raise it quick just like every streaming service/app does. My wife and I were just talking about this. At the current rate, the streaming and app products we subscribed to have nearly doubled in the last 3 years. In addition, they continue to seperate out different sports and entertainment programs that require another app at an additional cost. It is close to the breaking point for us. Time to say no and ride more for me.
  • 1 0
 NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, PGA. Yeah that's gunna basically be a cable TV monthly rate.
  • 8 0
 So far Discovery and Co have set around making money on our sport with little sponsorship or growth back into it. Don't see anyone riding with a Discovery sponsored helmet, so it's either pirate link viewing or enjoying crankworx and hard-line
  • 2 8
flag chrismac70 FL (Feb 7, 2024 at 10:20) (Below Threshold)
 Of course they have. If they get enough viewers then sponsors will follow. This is about getting some of the other 99.9% who watch sport to see it not the 0.1% who already do
  • 4 1
 @chrismac70: Why do I care about whether the masses watch or not? How is "growth of the sport" going to make it better?
  • 9 0
 If you like football and mountain biking this might be awesome. Just wish dirt bikes were included then I could get rid of Peacock
  • 2 0
 yeah, if I can watch the whole season of NFL, I may jump on this. Of course, the bulk of the DH season is already done at that point. so probably not.
  • 1 0
 @OriginalSquidy The 20 minute SX highlight show on YouTube is pretty good.
  • 1 0
 I think you mean soccer NOT football
  • 1 0
 Yeah this combo of channels would actually work for me. I watch NFL, college football, and obviously love DH mtb world cups. Lots of hate in these comments but I'm horribly mad at this. Still - forget Warner Bros and bring Red Bull !!!!
  • 8 0
 I used to wake up at 6 in the morning, on a week-end, if there was a race. Didn't even watched a race live last season, except when I attended the Mont-Sainte-Anne event in person.
  • 10 1
 Fox,Warner, Disney,—-“Hear me out….How can we all screw the viewers together??”
  • 6 0
 Too expensive. Guess I won't be watching DH World Cup races anymore. There needs to be a more reasonably priced option. I was willing to cough up ten bucks a month, but I wasn't happy about it. Now we're talking $25 a month or more?!? I'm out.
  • 1 0
 I concur - when they came for my $10 a month I didnt complain. When they added semi finals I was sure I saw the point but demurred. Keeping semis, changing the day and charging $25 to maybe see it is too much!

Not to mention this service is set for late 2024 which means AFTER the majority of the season has run. What happens to us watching (paid or unpaid) this year?!
  • 8 0
 Ok, but what about Canadians.. do we even know how we're gonna be able to watch this season?
  • 5 0
 So I guess for this to be worth the $$ I will need to start watching some sportball. I just like bikes!! Riding bikes, looking at bikes, building bikes, and watching fast people on bikes. I don't care about any balls being thrown, caught, or kicked around.
  • 6 0
 Lachlan Murdoch's family fortune was made in ways that have had a profoundly corrosive impact on democracy and civil society. If he's pumped, I'm thinking there's not much good that can come out of this.
  • 2 0
 So much this! Thise fuckers have blood on their hands!
  • 8 0
 Make pirating great again
  • 6 0
 I'd pay for this if Rob Warner came back to commentate and they sent him to random local races on non World Cup weekends for him to comment on those too.
  • 7 0
 Back in the day we called this a 'Monopoly'
  • 8 1
 Only $49.99/month for the new package of everything you don't want!
  • 6 0
 Nothing like a monopoly providing sub-par coverage. Suck shit, WB.
  • 4 0
 I paid last year and watched it less than ever, so this year I am skipping out and will find another methods of watching WCDH.
  • 1 0
 Ditto
  • 4 0
 Oh good, I see we are right back where we started with cable…phew. For a minute there I thought we’d have something not shitty.
  • 3 0
 Has there been any announcement yet for how we’re supposed to watch the world cups from Canada?? Seems only info for Europe and US so far.
  • 1 0
 I did pay up last year for the season and could just about stomach the D+ cost and would pay it this year. But if this then moves to a larger sports subscription at an increased cost i.e. $25 PM, I don't watch other sports so this will be an out for me.
  • 5 0
 How many races will be geo restricted even after payment?
  • 1 0
 @matyk I would be surprised if that happened. I think geo-restrictions is usually because of competition from local TV coverage or stadiums needing to fill seats. If a venue is paying UCI to host an event, it's to gain publicity and locals are most likely to come ride. But who knows, UCI seems to be run by morons.
  • 6 0
 Here we go again…
  • 4 0
 Launch in the fall, when most of the DH racing is over. Marketing team just got fired.
  • 4 0
 So does that mean that you need to spend a fortune on all the sports when you only really care about the cycling?
  • 5 0
 I miss the good old days…
  • 3 1
 Username checks out
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: It’s literally my initials, what does it check out? Genuine question.
  • 4 0
 @PB-J: "The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic childhood dish, and many adults still enjoy it as a throwback meal." www.mentalfloss.com/article/644350/peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich-history
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: Ah, yes! I get ya! Get some soft cheese in there as well for your mid ride snack. Love & peace.
  • 5 0
 *Sighs

*Opens Tizcycling
  • 3 0
 If anyone is interested, you can go into a Chinese restaurant and tell them you have a Warner brothers subscription you'll get a free handjob
  • 1 0
 Australians still left with no idea who we'll have to pay to watch, but this story gives me an inkling that it might be foxtel/kayo.
Not stoked about giving any more money to uncle Rupert but at least I'd get to watch some F1 and better NRL coverage and on a decent streaming platform.
GCN+ app was hot garbage with multiple seconds of delay between pictures and sound most of the time.
  • 3 0
 Have the same feeling, already have Kayo for Moto GP, F1 and some other sports ball like NRL, cricket etc. If it's bundled into the $25 I already pay is better than the extra I paid for GCN+ last year.
  • 3 0
 There should be a special place in hell for people who use corporate bullshit jargon…
Using “synergy”, “leverage”, etc. should be punishable…
  • 1 0
 Anyone remember how massive NORBA races were - that was NOT funded by the bike industry. A lot of teams prioritized that series over world cups back in the day as it had huge exposure. MTB was a bit more faddy in those days, like many "trends" are but now its mainstream and needs outside money to become mainstream in reach / viewership. Clealry us spending $5000 - $15000 on bikes is not growing racing and racers incomes it seems so a change is needed.
Good to see everyone passionate, but i dare say every on eof us spends more than $50.00 month buying bike parts min.
  • 1 0
 I mostly feel for the people directly involved in racing. Bike brands sponsor teams to sell bikes, what was the phrase? Win Sunday, sell on Monday. But if the people who buy bikes don’t watch, what’s the point? The great minds at the UCI either just want a bigger pay check or genuinely think they can get random corporate sponsors who don’t care about ROI.
  • 2 0
 As someone who watches all forms of biking racing and has had to pirate stuff for 20 years gcn+ was incredible. It was actually hard to believe initially. I knew it couldn't last. Too good at a great value.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, I’ve been an avid watcher for the past 5 seasons. Think I’m going to have to sit this one out due to the extreme costs. Very unfortunate.
  • 4 0
 They're going to ruin F1 coverage with in-race ads too, aren't they?
  • 2 0
 The NFL Sunday ticket alone was $450 for last season. If this includes anything similar to that package, plus MLB, UFC, NBA, and PGA, it's going to cost bank.
  • 4 0
 yup. I doubt it will be that much, but it's going to be way more than hardcore cyclists are going to want to pay for just DH bike races.
  • 4 0
 Oh, here's this thing you love....? MINE NOW gimme all your moneys
  • 2 0
 That’s £20 per round assuming your not interested in the other stuff. Depending where you live that’s almost a day uplifting pass. Bollocks to that. Get some fresh air
  • 2 1
 F1 has a viewership of about 70 million per race. If 10% of that audience stays on the couch and decides to watch the Downhill, will that result in more sponsorship / money coming into the sport?
  • 3 0
 Warner Brothers Discovery, come here I need to whisper something in your ear.
Go f&ck yourselves.
  • 4 0
 Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 now we just need to hear from streaming-cost-too-much-now. where he at?
  • 3 0
 God dammit, this is going to be expensive.
  • 12 0
 Only if you buy it
  • 3 0
 At this point, you're just making it worse...
  • 4 0
 F-OFF
  • 3 0
 Excellent work UCI ( * )s
  • 1 2
 I didn't pay for last season but thought the coverage of the stuff I did see was better than previous years. Commentary didn't really bother me but obviously RW would have been a whole heap better. And there seems to be way more content out there on YouTube. I don't have time to watch it all but really enjoy the bits o do see. So for me there's way more DH than ever. I am usually working or riding on race days so don't need to pay for live streaming. People seem to be whining a lot but I reckon its going to be an amazing season. The main disappointment for me is the lack of races and new venues.
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 Tiz-cycling.io is the way to go. I am sure someone has already posted it, but I think the more the better.
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 The number of people saying they can't watch anymore, even in these comments, you'd think nobody had mentioned Tiz-Cycling! So I think you're right, the more people posting about it the better.
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 I can’t keep track of any of this shit. All I know is I don’t get to watch downhill racing anymore and I don’t understand why.
  • 1 0
 Until this "all in one package" is in place, those of us in the U.S. are stuck with the new HBO+B/R Sports package for World Cups that does NOT have replays! WTAF?
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 If this means it’s not going to be on Discovey+ then I’m done with Discovery and DH.

Hopefully redbull starts a race series soon and we stop the death of the sport.
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 I guess the only good news aspect about this is that I might be able to go to the local pub with some friends and ask them to turn on some World Cup downhill racing.
  • 2 0
 Last sign of the apocalypse
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 Foretold in revelations for sure.
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 David Zaslav is a 100% douche bag
  • 2 0
 YAY MONOPOLIES!! We're right back to the Gilded Age.
  • 2 0
 Just wait until we get taxed to breathe.
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 Look's like I'll just be watching riders vlogs then getting timed results on here again. Remember when we all slated rb.
  • 3 0
 GCN+, I hardly knew thee
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 If they don't offer ESPN 8 the ocho then count me out, losers.
  • 1 0
 That’s a bold strategy Cotton, let’s see if it pays off for him
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 Someone who is tech savvy, which l am absolutely not really should do a live stream somewhere. Make it happen!
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 Mtbers are a fickle market.
They’ll pay $100 for a hoodie that has fox written on it and pay $4 for cliff bars when they plan to ride more than 5km.
  • 1 1
 This doesn't launch until the fall but WC racing starts in May and is done the first week of July. What's the plan before then?
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 If there are no eyes watching DH, does it exist
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 Warn a brother about the price hike
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 "killing sport audience for Dummies" by Warner Bros.
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 My HBO Max app already has cycling content in it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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 It's temporary... they're going to start charging this spring (or sooner).
  • 1 0
 @stevemokan: yeah. That’ll be a bummer.
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 HHHHEEEEERRREEEEEE WE GOOOOOO
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 Next you will have to pay for free porn Rolleyes
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 Ahh hell nah
  • 1 0
 So is discovery plus enough or do you need to upgrade?
  • 1 1
 Should be enough in europe, just the american kids crying
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 super bowl prediction. Kansas City Chiefs beat San francisco 49ers 27 to 14. Travis Kelce proposal to swift on 50 yard line.
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 I just threw up in my mouth.
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 Just watch supercross instead.
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 Was just thinking the world could use another streaming service.
  • 1 0
 Steaming service
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 Like I said earlier..who watches dh anymore..it's a pain in the ass ..I'm not streaming another channel..utter bullshit
  • 1 0
 Glad there's free options
  • 1 0
 Hey there! Go fuck yourselves.
  • 1 0
 we need more paid subscription streaming services (said nobody)
  • 1 0
 boooooooooooooooooooh *thumbsdown*
  • 1 0
 hopefully sportsurge.to picks this up to stream
  • 1 0
 Only way this flows is if they bring back the singing wb frog
  • 1 1
 This could certainly help.
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 While maybe in the minority…I’m more than happy to pay…I just have no idea what to do or where to pay it at the point…?
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 Money money money
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 I miss good old cable
  • 1 0
 Delete
  • 1 0
 Lesswatchy moreridey
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 Hooray
  • 1 3
 Okay but does this really matter to us mtbers?? Like just watch the race recap
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