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Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame Home Opener Only Available on Peacock

August 4, 2021

If you want to watch Notre Dame’s home opener on September 11th, you will need to stream it on Peacock as it will not be on NBC. 

NBC Sports and Notre Dame formed a partnership dating back to 1991 and this will be the first time a Fighting Irish game will be exclusively streamed. 

“Dating back to airing Sunday football replays with Lindsey Nelson, we have always strived for innovation in the media space – our partnership with NBC and Peacock only solidifies that mission,” said Notre Dame vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “Bringing Notre Dame Football to Peacock is just the next step in the evolution of our relationship.”

Innovation is behind the move and NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua stands behind the move to Peacock. 

“We are delighted to stream Notre Dame Football on Peacock,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. “Peacock exemplifies how we’re innovating as a company, and Notre Dame has consistently been a tremendous partner in making progressive choices for sports programming.”

Notre Dame has pushed its Fighting Irish TV hard over the last few months and believes streaming a live game is the next step. 

“Fighting Irish TV and Peacock shows the evolution of how media is consumed by our fans and television viewers, alike,” Swarbrick added. “We want to provide a great experience to not only our fans who travel around the world to cheer us on, but also to our supporters who are either cable subscribers or ‘cord-cutters,’ and these two streaming platforms do just that. I see no better example of this than Peacock’s success in delivering fans wall-to-wall content during the Tokyo Olympics.”

It’s worth noting the rest of Notre Dame’s 2021 home slate will continue to air on NBC with an option to stream on Peacock. 


Notre Dame Football coverage will stream on Peacock Premium. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers. Viewers can sign up at Peacock is widely available across devices, details here.

Prior to the Notre Dame-Toledo game, Peacock will offer fans a limited time offer to save on Peacock Premium during football season — details will become available at on Wednesday, August 11.

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