Ohio State faced a tough defeat against Purdue on Saturday, conceding a solid 41-7 victory to the Boilermakers, a result that at least the dedicated followers of the Buckeyes found believable. In reality, those who were eager to witness the Buckeyes’ high-action tune and caught up in the excitement were left dismayed by the lackluster promotion of the exclusive coverage.
According to some disgruntled customers on Twitter, the broadcast started on the wrong foot, with the absence of any pregame show (which comes with a premium subscription to Buckeyes). Additionally, there were numerous issues with the broadcast, ranging from graphic glitches to lagging and outright freezing. The broadcasting team also reportedly fumbled during crucial moments.
This experience managed to present a major disappointment for all Buckeyes fans, who had hoped to extend their 6-0 lead in the Big Ten with a win against Ryan Day and Co. (3-0 in the Big Ten).
Ohio State fans react to Peacock broadcast of Purdue game
Here are some additional noteworthy complaints about the game, courtesy of X (previously mentioned Twitter user):
Peacock putting up the Ohio State TD graphic as Purdue recovered the fumble in the end zone was a nice touch.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) October 14, 2023
“Just bought Peacock, can’t wait for the pregame show I paid a premium for.” pic.twitter.com/wKYZpgAx8q— McNeil (@Reflog_18) October 14, 2023
Peacock…. this is a joke guys. You pay all this money for this product. Millions of people tuning in and you can't do any pregame whatsoever? Is something wrong? What an embarrassment.— Timmy Hall🎙 (@TimHall971) October 14, 2023
Why did the Ohio State-Purdue game spell trouble for the Buckeyes?
As part of the agreement with Fox, CBS, and NBC/Pic, several Big Ten games throughout the season were earmarked for Pic-exclusive broadcasts, aiming to steer more viewers towards their dedicated streaming service.
This agreement included eight Pic-exclusive regular-season men’s basketball games and eight Pic-exclusive regular-season women’s basketball games, in addition to the 47 regular-season men’s basketball games and 30 regular-season women’s basketball games.
If Pic fails to address the technical glitches and issues within its broadcast, the attempt to drive membership through its service is likely to take a hit.
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