For viewers hoping to watch the Golden Globes on their laptops, the Peacock Network had some bad news for them.
NBC has blocked access to the livestream of tonight’s awards ceremony on their website and on Sling and DirecTV’s streaming services. In previous years, networks have made major awards ceremonies available for streaming to cable and satellite TV subscribers.
Tonight, though, NBC removed all online access of the show without warning. Attempting to access the stream on DirecTV or SlingTV gets a message saying that the Golden Globes are unavailable.
NBC Universal did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the stream blackout.
Of course, this has left a lot of NBC’s potential audience very angry.
— Fiona (@fionaderulo) January 9, 2017
NBC is corny as hell for not letting us livestream from their app. #GoldenGlobes
— my name is (@Cori_J) January 9, 2017
— nico (@yumbeans) January 9, 2017
— Nicole Tiedemann (@ntiedemann) January 9, 2017
Can anyone @nbc explain why they don't want anyone under 45 to watch the Golden Globes this year? No livestream, no NBC app, no SlingTV..wtf
— John-Michael Jalonen (@John_Mike_) January 9, 2017
— Jessica Schrecker (@jkschrecker) January 9, 2017
Guess I won't be watching the golden globes since @nbc doesn't livestream in my area. I've defended you so many times but no more, NBC.
— Corinne Kowald (@cornykowald) January 9, 2017