Here’s Why You Might Have to Pay to Watch US Olympic Men’s Basketball

The games are streaming live on Peacock as part of a paywall experiment

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The Tokyo Summer Olympics finally kick off today after a year-long delay, but fans of men’s basketball seeking to stream the Olympic Men’s team’s match-up against France on Sunday may find themselves bumping up against a paywall when they look to tune in.

That’s because Peacock, which is making a wide swath of its Olympics programming available for free—including live track and field events and women’s gymnastics—is opting instead to test out how events like men’s basketball might perform as a subscription driver.




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