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2 Sunday Phillies games will stream exclusively on Peacock


Bryce Harper is entering his fourth season with the Phillies. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

The NBC Sports Group announced Wednesday that Peacock Premium will exclusively broadcast 18 Sunday MLB games. The Phillies will be featured twice:

  • June 19 at. Washington Nationals (12 p.m. ET start)
  • July 24 vs. Chicago Cubs (12 p.m. ET start)

The games will be produced by NBC Sports and will feature pre- and postgame shows. There’s no word yet on who will be calling these games and whether or not the network will turn to national voices or rely on local broadcasters who are already employed by one of the company’s regional sports networks. Not every game features a team like the Phillies whose RSN is NBC Sports, so it’s possible that the network has a dedicated national crew for the games.

While Xfinity TV and internet customers get Peacock Premium for free, everyone else will have to shell out an additional $4.99 per month for two months to watch two Phillies games that would usually be available on NBC Sports Philadelphia or MLB.tv for out-of-market fans.

Peacock’s new streaming package will also have an effect on all Phillies Sunday afternoon home games from May 8 to Sept. 4. Those games, which are usually scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET, will now start at 1:35 p.m. to accommodate the new national timeslot.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Steve

    April 6, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    REMEMBER WHEN BASBALL WAS FREE?
    NOT ANYMORE except on RADIO AH
    BUT GIVE THEM TIME. AND THEY
    WONDER WHY PEOPLE STOP WATCHING

  2. Prickly Pete Salmonella

    April 6, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    And about 17 people will watch on peacock. Good for them.

  3. Greg

    April 7, 2022 at 8:41 am

    I so agree Steve. Even when you pay for a service then they pull this and you now have to get another service. I hate this and they want the game to be more accessible or should we say more exclusive. I don’t know when if ever they will figure it out.

  4. DAVE

    April 7, 2022 at 9:57 am

    …and this is supposed to be a good thing? I pay $$$$ for cable so that I can get the RSN channels and see all the games, and you pull a couple of games and charge additional for them? Are you TRYING to get me to cut the cord? Why are you alienating your best customers? Wanna stream on Peacock (or whatever)? Fine. But KEEP THE GAME ON THE RSN for your customers who are ALREADY PAYING.

  5. Dennis

    April 7, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Subject to the insane BLACKOUT RULES that the MLB utilizes?!?! My bet is most likely yes!

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