That's a little surprising, you would think the value of them to Comcast remains as a way to draw subscribers (though the same will ultimately be true of Peacock). I wonder if they will eventually sell the Flyers.
The WSJ article said they originaly planned to put Philly on Peacock (in addition to, not instead of cable) this year, which would have been a huge perk for someone (like julio) who doesn't want to have cable, or someone like me, who doesn't get the local Comcast RSN on my cord-cutter. We both could have just paid 5.99 a month for Peacock. But they postponed that while pondering this larger strategy.
I think blackouts will be pretty much the same for now. You probably won't even be able to get NBC Sports Philly if you're not in Philly, and if you can, the games that are on MLB.TV or NBA Season Pass will only be available there. But if the Midwestern team's channel is on Peacock, you will have that.