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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by la24philly, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. CBMC

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    Yes. That is what I meant. DirecTV is pulling the feeds at their discretion, not at the insistence of fox.

    As for the Rogers Ontario feed, I thought it has been confirmed that we get that because of the Blue Jays and MLB CI. As for the reason that direct randomly will sometimes show a HD RSN or TSN, I would love an answer. It makes no sense.
     
  2. TANK

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    I thought we would only get the Canadian HD feed if there wasn't any US HD feed,but we got both Sat night.

    I guess it's best not to expect them and be happy when we do get any.
     
  3. loudo

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    We will take all we can get. Hope to see some Vancouver games in HD, from Rogers.
     
  4. dahlemann

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    I got an email from the NHL on Saturday that included the following:

    DirecTV as well as the other Center Ice providers in the US carry many games in HD. At this time, the Canadian team's rights holders do not have their HD feed readily available for us to take off of satellite in the States for the Center Ice package. It is very costly to fiber the HD feeds from Canada, but we do have access to their SD feeds. We try to make as many Canadian games in HD available as we can

    I also got an email Saturday morning from the DirecTV Sports Programming Department. It said the following:

    The NHL provides DirecTV with the Canadian broadcasts for NHL Center Ice. When the game is available on Regional Sports Networks (SportsNet, TSN, RDS, etc) the NHL will not provide the Canadian feed to DirecTV in HD.

    DirecTV also said:

    Additionally, we wanted to let you know we will be carrying CBC broadcasts in HD beginning today, as we have been successful in our testing to bring in that feed.

    We know that happened as HNIC was in HD on Saturday night!

    The problem lies with the NHL not providing the HD signals, not with DirecTV.
     
  5. dahlemann

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    Just a follow-up to my last post. We need to let the NHL know we are not happy with the lack of HD content provided in the states.

    tv@nhl.com is the email address at the NHL that I used and was able to actually get a response from.

    The responses I've had from that email address have not been canned.

    It's obvious the emails were actually read as the responses matched the emails I sent.
     
  6. RACJ2

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    Yes, that is a good email to use. Thats where I was getting info a couple years ago on the MSG HD fiasco [link].
     
  7. Jimmy 440

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    Last year we got Leafs TV in HD.Why not tonight ?
     
  8. CBMC

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    I don't remember LeafsTv in HD last year. I remember Sportsnet Ontario in HD.
     
  9. Maleman

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    Leafstv hd was on CI last year. Guess we lost out on that. :mad: secondly why is the ranger feed showing me not subscribed???
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Go to www.directv.com/resend and reauthorize your receivers.
     
  11. Maleman

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    Thanks! Worked!
     
  12. S.C. Am

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    What a crock of BS

    "We can get the SD feeds off Aniks F1R/F2, but we can't get the HD feeds off the same satellites"

    As I posted before, the NHL gave DirecTV & others free Motorola SD receivers, but providers have to pay Shaw for Motorola HD receivers. DirecTV bought two which is why they have Sportsnet Ontario, CBC Toronto and RDS HD feeds occassionally.

    Memo to DirecTV, Motorola doesn't make SD receivers anymore .. so no more freebies from the NHL
     
  13. TheRatPatrol

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    So they can't use those two to get the other Sportsnet feeds, like the west coast feeds?

    I say its time for the NHL to pony up some money for some HD receivers.
     
  14. TANK

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    Take some of that $$$$$$ going to PHX or the money loaned and the huge interest payment they promised with the DAL Stars money and buy a few more.
     
  15. la24philly

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    I'm using NHL GCL im glad iw as able to cancel CI
     
  16. CBMC

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    I might go this route if I lose FSN. Here in St.Louis I won't be able to watch the blues. Of course with Gamecenter I can always spoof my IP. I will be hoping to get some discounts from Direct to recoup some of the damages.
     
  17. Maleman

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    Wow it really looks like we (directv) has lost all the leafs hd feeds :( I think I watched almost all leaf feeds last year. Very disappointing .
     
  18. RACJ2

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    There are a couple Leafs games that are going to have Canadian HD feeds in the next few days. And the Flyers/Jests game has a TSN HD feed right now on774-1.
     
  19. CBMC

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    We only (except for rare occasion) got the Sportsnet Ontario feed last year. Tonights game is on TSN. It looks like the game on the 30th will be in HD vs the senators. Guessing that will be the Sportsnet feed.
     
  20. Maleman

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    Yes thanks for reminding me :) it was only sportsnet feeds we got and I think occasional leafs tv hd.
     

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