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Say Goodbye to GCN+ and GCN App After December 19th

GCN+ Closing
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If you’re a current GCN+ subscriber (raises hand), you woke up to a bummer of an email this morning. The GCN+ service and GCN App will cease to exist after December 19th. The news comes just as worldwide cyclocross and track racing coverage is at an all-time high. Don’t worry; you still have time to plan your cyclocross worlds and classics coverage, though it might be a pricer option.

GCN+ Closing

Is GCN Closing?

No, GCN is not closing. They are, however, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, the new broadcast partners of the UCI Mountain Bike World Series. The content will keep flowing but will be available on the globalcyclingnetwork.com website and the GCN YouTube channels, rather than the GCN App.

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Race coverage from GCN+

Where can I watch my favorite racing? Warner Bros. Discovery will offer some racing coverage under Discovery+, while Eurosport or Eurosport Extra will cover the races. If you live in North America, you might have to be more creative in accessing your favorite events. Flo Sports currently broadcasts the 2023-2024 Cyclocross World Cup and will have all the coverage for USA Cyclocross Nationals.

GCN coverage of Team SKY during training camp

If you want to see MVDP and Wout duke it out from December to January, consider looking into a VPN tool like Tunnel Bear or a Discovery+ account.

What about in Europe? In Europe, GCN+ subscribers can subscribe to Discovery+ or the Eurosport App, where they can continue to enjoy watching the live cycling content they access on GCN+.

Discovery+ GCN

What if I paid for an entire year? In a message via email, they state: “GCN+ subscribers will receive a refund for the time remaining on their subscriptions.” So, make sure to check your subscriptions and accounts.

We’ll report back with more information as it becomes available on how to watch your favorite cycling superstars next season.

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Matt Ferris
Matt Ferris
6 months ago

…and for the rest of the world

Rob
Rob
6 months ago
Reply to  Matt Ferris

Exactly

tertius_decimus
tertius_decimus
6 months ago

Good riddance. Now, get rid of GCN.

Fig Ciocc
Fig Ciocc
6 months ago

This sucks. I used to VPN into Eurosport but they cracked down on US credit cards and my subscription expired. Luckily at the time GCN+ launched so with a whole house VPN I could watch all the races just as if I had Eurosport. I hate US centric broadcasts for cycling the announcers think you’re a total idiot. Kind of fell out of love with cycling so likely won’t go through the mishigas of VPNs and Tiz. Cycling is run quite poorly as a sport. If I want to watch F1 or MotoGP I give them my credit card, they take my money, and I can watch the races on one app on all my devices.

Edge
Edge
6 months ago
Reply to  Fig Ciocc

Not to mention…when us companies buy the rights to cycling they just show a few races and just sit on the rest.

smw
smw
6 months ago

What about Australia

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