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NBC Sports to Launch Internationally-Targeted Notre Dame College Football OTT Package

Notre Dame college football fans abroad will be able to catch all seven Fighting Irish home games during the 2017 season as part of a new NBC Sports Gold direct-to-consumer service.

The $49.99 Notre Dame Football Season Pass package will be available in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK, and will offer Notre Dame football home games live and on demand across multiple platforms, according to company officials.

The package will not be available to US consumers, said NBC Sports.

Also, the games can be purchased a-la-carte for $9.99 per game. Both the Notre Dame Football Season Pass and all seven Notre Dame Football Game Passes are available at NBCSportsGold.com, said the company.

The packages join NBC Sports Group’s domestic direct-to-consumer services Cycling PassPro Motocross Pass, Track and Field Pass, Rugby Pass and Premier League Pass.

“We’re happy to bring Notre Dame Football fans around the world access to their team through this new offering from NBC Sports Gold,” said Portia Archer, Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer Services, NBC Sports Group in a statement. “In addition, with the per-game purchase option, international fans of Notre Dame’s opponents can also watch their team take on the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

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