XNH:NBC and FOX to simulcast 1st game

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XNH:NBC and FOX to simulcast 1st game

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https://xflnewshub.com/usfl/first-usfl- ... x-and-nbc/

>> According to a report by John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the USFL inaugural game between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions will be simulcast on both Fox and NBC. The April 16th game will be played at Protective Stadium starting at 7:30 pm ET. Tickets for the game were briefly listed on Ticketmaster yesterday. <<
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4th&long wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:12 am https://xflnewshub.com/usfl/first-usfl- ... x-and-nbc/

>> According to a report by John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the USFL inaugural game between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions will be simulcast on both Fox and NBC. The April 16th game will be played at Protective Stadium starting at 7:30 pm ET. Tickets for the game were briefly listed on Ticketmaster yesterday. <<
That gonna Be exposure to a level we haven’t seen before, setting itself up for good numbers
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PFT reports on USFL opener Simulcast

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>> Whether the upstart USFL can succeed where other spring football leagues have failed remains to be seen, but there’s little doubt that the league’s first game will draw a large audience.

Both NBC and Fox will simulcast the first USFL game on Saturday, April 16, according to Sports Business Journal. The prime time game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

It’s extremely rare for two broadcast networks to simulcast the same game, and it guarantees that plenty of people will watch. <<
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4th&long wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:12 am https://xflnewshub.com/usfl/first-usfl- ... x-and-nbc/

>> According to a report by John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the USFL inaugural game between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions will be simulcast on both Fox and NBC. The April 16th game will be played at Protective Stadium starting at 7:30 pm ET. Tickets for the game were briefly listed on Ticketmaster yesterday. <<
SBJ is saying Nbc will be doing a pre and post game shows as well as the half time stuff. Sounds like the two networks will truly be coming together to do one massive event
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herns wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:45 am
4th&long wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:12 am https://xflnewshub.com/usfl/first-usfl- ... x-and-nbc/

>> According to a report by John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, the USFL inaugural game between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions will be simulcast on both Fox and NBC. The April 16th game will be played at Protective Stadium starting at 7:30 pm ET. Tickets for the game were briefly listed on Ticketmaster yesterday. <<
SBJ is saying Nbc will be doing a pre and post game shows as well as the half time stuff. Sounds like the two networks will truly be coming together to do one massive event
NBC like FOX needs inexpensive sports programming
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Just took a look at the tickets and they're dirt cheap—$10 a pop, with free admission for anyone 15 and under. They really want people in those seats so that they can play the opening game to a packed house. Some people might show up who don't particularly care about football just because it's a fun way to spend a Saturday night.

I wonder what prices will look like for the rest of the season. There's no way they'll break even at $10 a ticket, but as others have pointed out, it looks like the league's marketing strategy for this season is to try and build up fanbases for each team through TV coverage, and the bigger the crowd, the bigger the effect. The city and county governments have committed $3.5 million to cover any losses from hosting the events, so the league has a bit of leeway. Looks like they're going to use it.
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Jack wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:39 pm Just took a look at the tickets and they're dirt cheap—$10 a pop, with free admission for anyone 15 and under. They really want people in those seats so that they can play the opening game to a packed house. Some people might show up who don't particularly care about football just because it's a fun way to spend a Saturday night.

I wonder what prices will look like for the rest of the season. There's no way they'll break even at $10 a ticket, but as others have pointed out, it looks like the league's marketing strategy for this season is to try and build up fanbases for each team through TV coverage, and the bigger the crowd, the bigger the effect. The city and county governments have committed $3.5 million to cover any losses from hosting the events, so the league has a bit of leeway. Looks like they're going to use it.
They don’t care about making money from tickets, $10 all year. The business model of this league is drastically different than xfl, cfl, or aaf. They will make money through tv ads, NBC tv contract, and gambling
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This is the first scheduled simulcast between networks since Super Bowl I, so that tells you how big a deal we got going here. Just wonder what's in store to match.
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I remember that. Ray Scott on CBS,. Curt Gowdy on NBC.
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Frank Gifford and Pat Summerall (sideline reporter) on CBS as well, fact Summerall (who also did the trophy presentation) sort of ended up doing both as he also appeared on Super Bowl III for NBC as the "NFL analyst", making him and Madden the only duo to do Super Bowls on three different networks (Madden did all four)
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