Apple Adds New NBC Sports Channel to Apple TV

Apple today added the NBC Sports Live Extra channel to the Apple TV, adding to its growing collection of available sports apps the device. The NBC Sports channel on the Apple TV delivers videos and clips of sporting events that air on NBC, much like the iPad app.

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NBC Sports on the Apple TV offers video on demand that includes access to video clips, previews of upcoming events, and highlights from past events, plus it offers live NBC Sports events and full event replays. While video clips and other content will be available to all users, watching live content will require a cable subscription and authentication to log in.

In addition to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Triple Crown, Live Extra streams all live sports content televised by NBC, NBCSN and Golf Channel, including: the Summer and Winter Olympics; Sunday Night Football and NBC's NFL pre-season and post-season coverage; NHL regular-season games; the PGA TOUR, including the FedExCup Playoffs, and the LPGA; the Premier League; studio content surrounding many of the aforementioned properties; original programming such as The Dan Patrick Show and Men In Blazers; and much more.

NBC Sports joins a slew of other sports-oriented apps on the Apple TV, including WatchESPN, MLB.tv, NBA, NHL GameCenter, Major League Soccer, WWE Network, 120 Sports, Tennis Channel Everywhere, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Urban Joe Avatar
121 months ago
Apple, Please add functionality to be able to add your cable subscription information just ONE time. It's a pain having to enter this for each app that wants the authentication. It's a no brainier feature that's long overdue!!!!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdlink Avatar
121 months ago
Cool! A project for tonight. I can hide another channel... ;)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trustme Avatar
121 months ago
So I have to buy a cable subscription to watch a channel on Apple TV that I can already watch on my existing cable? What's the point of this?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kd5jos Avatar
121 months ago
Will they let me watch it?

So was this intelligently designed like HBONow, so everyone can get access, or was this design the same crap as every other, "Cable Operator ID please?"

No, I won't go buy cable to watch something I could get ala'carte. HBONow gets my money because cable isn't involved. When the rest of the channels on AppleTV open their eyes, I'll probably become a subscriber.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2457282 Avatar
121 months ago
While video clips and other content will be available to all users, watching live content will require a cable subscription and authentication to log in.

Thanks, but as a loyal cable cutter, I will pass on this one.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jblagden Avatar
121 months ago
Nice, But Not There Yet For Cord-Cutters

This NBC Sports 'channel' is progress, but like roughly half of the 'channels' on Apple T.V., it requires a cable subscription. It would be great to be able to watch Baseball games without having to subscribe to cable or the $100/year MLB.T.V. service.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)