In addition to being the first event of 2022, the Sentry Tournament of Champions also marked the start of the agreement between the PGA Tour and ESPN + to increase live golf coverage available to fans.
The value offered by the PGA Tour Live streaming service has been a hot topic in recent seasons, with many users complaining about the amount of ads, as well as the effectiveness of the coverage itself.
However, a step in the right direction appeared to have been taken when it was announced in December of last year that ESPN + would take over the direct-to-consumer stream of NBC Sports Gold to provide live action from 35 tournaments and showcase over 4,300 hours. golf throughout the year, up from 1,100 in 2021.
While not yet operational, starting with the American Express event in two weeks, four live streams will be available during the tournaments, giving fans the option to follow the “Featured Bands,” a “branded band. “, The” main stream “or grab all the best pieces from the” featured holes “. Once network coverage begins, however, four streams become the two most usual clusters and featured holes.
Essentially, it was billed as more live golf content – and non-golf – for less money, the monthly fee of $ 6.99 down from the $ 9.99 it used to be. In the long run, a win-win for greedy consumers.
But how did its great beginnings unfold? Well it depends who you ask. We’ve rounded up some of the best social media reactions below …
First up, here’s what No Laying Up thought:
Not good! But as mentioned on the pod, it will take some patience to get this thing off the ground. Mega-eating does not begin until after they return to the mainland. That being said, of course, it’s a bad, bad first impression to make. https://t.co/gWjqlWH9ibJanuary 6, 2022
This eagle-eyed viewer spotted this mistake. If only that was how ESPN + worked …
Can someone tell ESPN + that this is not how altitude adjustments work? ️ pic.twitter.com/gDKofj1HcvJanuary 7, 2022
The @deep_fried_egg in love with Moana was easily won …
For someone who watches 1 college basketball game a year on ESPN +, 1 college football game a year on ESPN +, and Moana no less than 200 times a year on Disney +, that decision is a huge victory no matter what.January 6, 2022
Patton Orr found the advertising experience “refreshing” …
Honestly, the variety of commercials beyond the state-owned “Marvel at our Treasures” commercials has been refreshing https://t.co/frwgBJN2RvJanuary 6, 2022
An opinion that does not share Nick Thomas, who had this to say in response to the previous tweet of No Laying Up …
@NoLayingUp I think there are MORE ads with ESPN + coverage and it’s crazyJanuary 6, 2022
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