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Hockey in HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Peter305, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. adkinsjm

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    You are to the party. It's well-established that those in Upstate New York don't get all of the games. Your advice won't do anything solve an issue DirecTV doesn't control.

    http://www.msginsider.com/venues/faq.html
     
  2. loudo

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    My point was that DirecTV needs to change their web site to show what teams the NHL allows those who live in upstate NY to see, and not list the ones you can't get. When I put in a zip code for Watertown it shows they get Rangers, Sabres, Devils and Islanders, which is not true.
     
  3. adkinsjm

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    I counted 71 total blackouts on this schedule, so viewers do see most of the games.

    http://blog.timesunion.com/sportsmedia/2011-12-nhl-tv-schedule-with-capital-region-blackouts/7827/
     
  4. loudo

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  5. TheRatPatrol

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    Ugh no Sportsnet HD feed tonight. :(
     
  6. crimpshrine

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    I know...all I want for New Years is ALL my NHL games in HD Directv!
     
  7. PrinceLH

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    Tonight, Sabres at Caps, not blacked out. Rangers at Panthers, not blacked out. It appears that when the Sabres play at home, everything is blacked out, except the Sabres. If the Sabres are on the road, the Rangers are not blacked out, on the road. If the Devils are on the road, they are not blacked out. If they are at home and the Sabres are on the road, the Devils are blacked out. If the Rangers play at home and the Sabres are on the road, blacked out. I don't have a clue how the Islanders games break down, but probably the same as the Devils. However, when the Rangers played at home versus the Islanders, the Sabres are on the road, the Rangers game was in the clear and the Islanders were blacked out. However, the Devils were on the road, in Montreal and they were blacked out. Still not very clear.
     
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    It could be worse, you could have Time Warner cable and have no MSG HD starting tomorrow. Ironically, this could be happening just after Verizon FiOS started carrying the MSG HD feeds. Looks like DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS could benefit from this, mainly in the NY state area [link].
     
  9. loudo

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    Nice scheduling today. Games starting at 1:00 (EST).
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    So no HNIC pre game show tonight?

    EDIT: Nope, not even on 770-1. :(
     
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    PrinceLH

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    Phoned Directv about this blackout policy and was transfered twice, so I talked to three different departments about it. They tell me that I should get these games, but it's probably due to teams not selling out. They couldn't answer the question about why does it happens when a team is on the road? One started reading something that Directv had written 10 years ago, which included local channels and HDNET. Hell, it's been about 10 years since HDNET even showed games. How may years since the EMPIRE Sportsnetwork has been gone? These CSR's are not trained for this question.
     
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    charlie460

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    Aren't the blackouts controlled by the league? I thought DirecTV had nothing to do with it.
     
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    trh

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    I hope you educated the CSR and told them that only the NFL has a sell-out blackout policy.

    The league sets the policy but DirecTV has to implement that policy.
     
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    PrinceLH

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    Poor training at Directv's end. Using something that is 10 years old is just stupid!
     
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    adkinsjm

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    Anyone who is a regular n this site and calls a CSR about blackouts should know they are wasting their time,
     
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    loudo

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    If you are not happy with the answer you get from the CSR, try asking for a supervisor. Just a thought.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2012 #497 of 797
    adkinsjm

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    This isn't an issue DirecTV can fix. The blackouts need to be publicized, but they being correctly applied.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    I just read that people in Buffalo with Time Warner cable lost MSG yesterday. Looks like the D* installers are going to be busy there for the next few weeks.
     
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    n3ntj

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    Not just relegated to Buffalo, NY. Anyone in the NY region who subscribes to Time Warner that carried MSG/MSG+ is affected. MSG is telling those affected to call D* to switch carriers or Verizon (if FiOS) is offered in their area. From the looks of it, MSG Media and TWC have been working on a renewal carriage agreement for some time now.
     
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    adkinsjm

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    I can't see TWC not having MSG for an extended length of time, especially since TWC covers Manhattan. MSG also needs those Manhattan viewers.
     

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