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NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RACJ2, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Sep 9, 2012 #1 of 542
    RACJ2

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    Well it looks like the NHL CI pricing is out, $171.80. My current statement had this disclaimer on it:

     
  2. Sep 9, 2012 #2 of 542
    Mariah2014

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    I would expect we won't be paying that amount since it will likely be a lockout stopping them from playing at scheduled start date.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2012 #3 of 542
    lacubs

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    how can they do this letter? let this play out! just like the NBA lockout we all know the won't start before December, training camp is supposed to open this week, and if remember correctly for the NBA lockout they only took like $10 or 15 or dollars always
     
  4. Sep 10, 2012 #4 of 542
    JoeTheDragon

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    didn't they make it after the last lockout Center Ice was free?
     
  5. Sep 10, 2012 #5 of 542
    PrinceLH

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    Hell, the NHL is already demanding their money for their season tickets from the fans, eventhough they'll probably be in a labor disruption.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2012 #6 of 542
    Baldmaga

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    I thought the NFL lockout was bad, until I saw the NBA locking out, that was worse. Of course, now I'm seeing the NHL locking out, and it might be the worst of all 3. This is an absolute atrocity, and if Bettman misses any games this year, he should be fired immediately.
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 #7 of 542
    paulsonj72

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    Why? Bettman is doing what the owners want him too. He dosen't work for the players or THE FANS. The commissioner's number 1 job is to represent the owners and thats what he is doing. THEY are the ones making the demands not Betman. He"s just out front. If you want to blame anyone blmae the owners.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2012 #8 of 542
    trh

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    The last lock out was the entire season. CI was not free the following season.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2012 #9 of 542
    trh

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    +1

    And with the increases each year in revenues ($3.3 billion last year), I suspect he can weather another lock out and still have his job.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2012 #10 of 542
    RACJ2

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    I'm actually glad they added that information to our statements. At least we know we won't be billed until they reach a settlement. And if its not a full season, we won't have to pay full price. So they will "let this play out", before they bill us accordingly.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2012 #11 of 542
    Grafixguy

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    And what exactly is wrong with this note? It was the proper thing to do...it's called communicating with your customers.

    We don't KNOW anything but FWIW, I agree with you on your prediction. Christmas is, IMO, best case scenario.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2012 #12 of 542
    lacubs

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    say nothing! about Center Ice! we know what going on, we don't need this letter to remember us there no hockey! just send a bill when it settlement.

    i would think it would be a given that we won't bill until the season starts, would expect to paid service you not getting? so this this letter told us nothing really
     
  13. Sep 10, 2012 #13 of 542
    FLWingNut

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    So why does it bother you much? It probably saved a ton of phone calls to D*. Which for them made it worth it.
     
  14. Sep 10, 2012 #14 of 542
    tonyd79

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    They sent out the same sort of notice for the NBA and NFL. It is called being proactive.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2012 #15 of 542
    lacubs

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    it's doesn't, its common sense, if your product is on you paid it! if your product is not no you don't paid for it!
     
  16. Sep 10, 2012 #16 of 542
    tonyd79

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    Uh. No.

    When the nfl was delayed, most teams still demanded payment even if games were cancelled. They would have refunded or pushed to next year but they still wanted money. Others did not do that.

    So you need to know the policy.

    Why are you complaining because they are giving you information rather than making you figure it out?
     
  17. Sep 10, 2012 #17 of 542
    georule

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    I will be cancelling my auto-renewal of NHL CI the moment I hear that the league has announced a lockout. If even one regular season game is missed this year, then I'll skip NHL CI for 2012-2013 entirely. If there's a short lockout that does not shorten the length of the regular season, then I'll re-up for NHL CI at the point the lockout is lifted and a full regular season schedule confirmed.

    My ability to express my displeasure concretely, and in a fashion the league will recognize the message being sent, is limited, but at least I can do that, and I will.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2012 #18 of 542
    TBoneit

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    georule, They won't even notice. You need to sit down and put pen to paper as regards your displeasure.

    It terms of impact I believe it runs

    Handwritten shows that you are willing to take the time and expense to mail.
    Word Processed shows less time but still willing to spend to mail it.
    Phone call: Not totally sure if this should be higher or not.
    Email
     
  19. Sep 10, 2012 #19 of 542
    n3ntj

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    For $171 per year, the NHL should include online viewing of games (laptop, etc.) in the NHL CI package as well as the NBA does with their package. It's good for those to travel alot during the NHL season.

    Let's hope the labor dispute is addressed quickly. A D* letter I got a few weeks ago said that the 1st NHLCI payment won't be taken out until the season starts due to the uncertainty... at least that's what I thought it said.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2012 #20 of 542
    steinmeg

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    Thre probably will not be a season as long as Betman is involved...
    So you will have another $170.00 to spend elsewhere.....
     

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