Ohio State on Peacock: Fans sound off on streaming-only broadcast
Ohio State is preparing to come off a bye week and plunge into the second stretch of the season against Maryland. That game will be a good one on FOX, but the Buckeyes learned one broadcast for the future that didn’t sit well with some fans.
On Monday, the B1G schedule for Week 7 was dropped. That included Ohio State’s matchup with Purdue, a 12 p.m. ET kickoff that is set for a Peacock-only broadcast.
The potential for certain streaming-only broadcasts was well known as a part of the B1G’s new landmark media deal with NBC, CBS and FOX. However, some fans will need a bit more time to adjust to the idea of having to pay for an additional service to watch their favorite team.
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Here’s how some fans reacted to the idea of Ohio State’s Week 7 broadcast:
Knew we would have at least 1 game. Still stupid https://t.co/cUTe4z7Lgg
— Travis Rockhold (@TravisRockhold) October 2, 2023
— AZ Chiefs Kingdom Jeff ❤️🏹🏈🏆💛 (@Magic_Mahomes) October 2, 2023
Rather listen to the voice of the Buckeyes anyway. https://t.co/lXVVd1ixgm
— EDMScott (@math8LC) October 2, 2023
— Willie James Smith😇 (@1_nehemiah) October 2, 2023
— Peter Coffaro (@PeterJeffrey22) October 2, 2023
Yikes, one of the only games in the last 8 years ill miss out on watching live.
— C:\Users\CoeyGG (@CoeyGG) October 2, 2023
— Michael Fraser (@pffmaestro) October 2, 2023
Sounds like I’ll be sailing the high seas on Oct 14th to watch this game 🏴☠️
— Rik (@SchomDeezy) October 2, 2023
Rather have it on PBS.
— Stephen Henderson (@OSUStephenH) October 2, 2023
Well that sucks 💯
— RK (@RNRA91) October 2, 2023
— S❌️arty Pants (@OhioStateTobias) October 2, 2023
— James T (@thorswhu) October 2, 2023
At the end of the day, things can always be worse. Michigan had to open the season with a Peacock-only broadcast after winning the B1G the past two seasons, and Purdue’s game against Ohio State will mark 3 straight weeks for the Boilermakers on streaming.