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It's going to be for live sports content. A commercial free option is not possible. Basically cable with just the sports channels.
They'll still offer commercial free and then put up the placard saying "we're in a commercial" break like they do now on streams that they don't have the commercials on for. Enough people will sign up for it that they'll try it.
 

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They'll still offer commercial free and then put up the placard saying "we're in a commercial" break like they do now on streams that they don't have the commercials on for. Enough people will sign up for it that they'll try it.

Way, way back in the early HD days, one of my favorite places to view hockey games was on Cuban's HDNet channel (now AXS TV). The picture was glorious of course, but even better was the announcers would take these long breaks which were called 'sounds of the ice' or something like that. Basically, they shut the announcer mics off and just let the on-ice mics play. You could hear the skates, the puck on sticks, the on-ice communication between the players, the chirping (oh, the chirping!), everything. Just the best.

During tv time-outs and commercial breaks, they would just leave the wide shot up with the in-house PA and rink noise being the only thing on.

I'd pay big for that if I could get Yotes games that way.
 

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They'll still offer commercial free and then put up the placard saying "we're in a commercial" break like they do now on streams that they don't have the commercials on for. Enough people will sign up for it that they'll try it.
There's no precedent for that. The advertisers are paying to have their commercials air during the game. Those ads will run, the only time I see them not run is when the streaming service can't fill their allotted slots with ad buys. The national ads always run.
 

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Way, way back in the early HD days, one of my favorite places to view hockey games was on Cuban's HDNet channel (now AXS TV). The picture was glorious of course, but even better was the announcers would take these long breaks which were called 'sounds of the ice' or something like that. Basically, they shut the announcer mics off and just let the on-ice mics play. You could hear the skates, the puck on sticks, the on-ice communication between the players, the chirping (oh, the chirping!), everything. Just the best.

During tv time-outs and commercial breaks, they would just leave the wide shot up with the in-house PA and rink noise being the only thing on.

I'd pay big for that if I could get Yotes games that way.
I'd pay extra to have no announcers and just game sound. The only time I want to hear someone is for something like an injury report.
 

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I'd pay extra to have no announcers and just game sound. The only time I want to hear someone is for something like an injury report.

Same. I know what's going on in the game. I'm usually just listening to sat radio because I get so sick of the same old schtick.

I'm sure the tech could be implemented in streaming and probably even Next-Gen broadcasts to provide the user with their choice of sound mixes. I'm not sure the broadcasters want to give the consumer that choice, however.
 

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Same. I know what's going on in the game. I'm usually just listening to sat radio because I get so sick of the same old schtick.

I'm sure the tech could be implemented in streaming and probably even Next-Gen broadcasts to provide the user with their choice of sound mixes. I'm not sure the broadcasters want to give the consumer that choice, however.
What I'd really love is to get something like this for all sports. This is just a demo and no a real product yet but it would be so cool have for real. For football and hockey you could have the field/ice with all of the player's locations show. I'd get the CC out for it.

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What I'd really love is to get something like this for all sports. This is just a demo and no a real product yet but it would be so cool have for real. For football and hockey you could have the field/ice with all of the player's locations show. I'd get the CC out for it.

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That's pretty wild!
 
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What I'd really love is to get something like this for all sports. This is just a demo and no a real product yet but it would be so cool have for real. For football and hockey you could have the field/ice with all of the player's locations show. I'd get the CC out for it.

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